Search Results: "Sara Varon"


BOOK REVIEW

CHICKEN AND CAT by Sara Varon
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"A fine, deceptively simple-looking start. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Artfully using color more than faces to show feeling, Varon debuts with a wordless, very simply drawn tale of a New York City chicken finding a way to make a feline visitor from the country more at home. Read full book review >

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ROBOT DREAMS by Sara Varon
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Witty and plaintive by turns, this is thoughtful, provocative pleasure. (Graphic novel. 8-14)"
A wordless graphic novel provides a plangent meditation on the nature of friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAKE SALE by Sara Varon
by Sara Varon, illustrated by Sara Varon
FICTION
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"An offbeat story about the sacrifices made for friends, about the very everydayness of such acts and the pitfalls and pleasures in their wake. (Picture book. 6 & up)"
Varon returns with another strange and charming graphic work that touches on the theme of her terrific Robot Dreams (2007), namely: how fine friendship can be, and how surely it leads you down a twisty road of joys and melancholy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHICKEN AND CAT CLEAN UP by Sara Varon
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"A welcome second adventure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Gone are the misgivings of city life found in Chicken and Cat (2006). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWEATERWEATHER by Sara Varon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Varon shows a knack for both verbal and visual storytelling, but this showcase is likely to be of more interest to confirmed fans and budding graphic artists than to general readers. (Graphic short stories. 8-11)"
The graphic novelist updates her first solo collection (2003) with additional art, commentary, and minicomics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRESIDENT SQUID by Aaron Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"In the tradition of great windbags, meet President—err, King Squid. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An addlepated, snaggle-toothed, hot-pink giant squid decides to run for president. Sounds like a plan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ODD DUCK by Cecil Castellucci
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"This clever celebration of individuality delights. (Graphic fiction. 6-10)"
A sublime tale of two strange ducks who overcome the odds—pun completely intended—and become friends. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RABBIT, THE FOX, AND THE WOLF by Sara
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"That rabbit is taking a terrrible chance; still, the art here is extraordinary and the outcome, at the least, provocative. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another wordless book from the creator of Across Town (1990). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRUCKS by Sara Gillingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Young readers will enjoy looking at the book and spinning the face, either independently or with their adult readers. (Board book. 2-4)"
A transportation book for the youngest ones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY MAP BOOK by Sara Fanelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1995

"For the artistically intrepid, it's a trip worth taking. (Picture book. 5-8.)"
Fanelli's first book uses a map analogy to explore the varied facets of a child's life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

APPOMATTOX by Elizabeth R. Varon
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2013

"A careful, scholarly consideration of how the ambiguities surrounding the defeat of the South resolved into the bitter eras of Reconstruction and Jim Crow."
What exactly was the meaning of the surrender at Appomattox? Read full book review >

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SISTERHOOD
by Leila Roy

Stuff happens to most people. One thing going wrong, I mean. One family member missing a chance to help. One who cuts you off. One person with her own shit to deal with.
One of those things isn’t enough to send you falling through the cracks.
But all of them together, they accumulate. An abandoned mother here. A missing uncle ...

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