Search Results: "Stephen Lambert"


BOOK REVIEW

MY GRANDMOTHER’S CLOCK by Geraldine McCaughrean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2002

"An eloquent, compelling invitation to children to think deep thoughts and not to take the over-scheduled life for granted. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Compulsive clock-watchers may come away from this poetic disquisition with some truer ways of telling time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TRAIN RIDE by June Crebbin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"The chunky shapes of the impressionistic countryside appear in bright chalk pastels; these and the warmly effective finale do hold appeal, but this is a fairly mild trip. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A contemporary looking little girl and her mother climb aboard what looks like a blocky toy train pulled by a steam engine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONNIE CAME TO PLAY by Jill Paton Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"From the author of Pepi and the Secret (p. 560), it's grand to see such a typical preschool scenario handled without preachiness. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Connie came to play and Robert doesn't want to share his toys. ``This is my train!'' he tells her. ``All right,'' says Connie. ``You play with that one. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN I WAS LITTLE LIKE YOU by Jill Paton Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Puffs of cottony clouds and ice cream, rounded hills, and gently pitched hat brims add to the amiable, pastoral feel of this saunter through summer memories. (Picture book. 2-4)"
While on a seaside stroll with her grandmother, Rosie learns how things in her present-day environment compare with the olden days of Gran's time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOBODY RIDES THE UNICORN by Adrian Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"Despite these minor quibbles, this will certainly please the unicorn crowd and will be a popular read-aloud. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This modern fairy tale tells the story of a fearful and paranoid king who summons the gentlest girl in the kingdom to trap a unicorn in order to kill it for his own selfish purposes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SNOWMAIDEN by James Riordan
adapted by James Riordan, illustrated by Stephen Lambert
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 1992

"For large folklore collections. (Folklore/Picture book. 6-10)"
In this traditional Russian tale, Snowmaiden is the daughter of Spring and Frost, who agree to put her in the care of a peasant couple. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLY BY NIGHT by June Crebbin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1993

Little Blink sleeps by day, then waits at night for Mother Owl to come home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHAKESPEARE’S TALES by Beverley Birch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2002

"With several better retellings available, this volume is unnecessary. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Four plays—Hamlet, Antony and Cleopatra, Othello, and The Tempest—are retold in pedestrian fashion with minimally appealing illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEDTIME! by Joan W. Blos
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 1998

"The pictures are soothing but repetitious; only the conspiratorial tone between the narrator and readers distinguishes this entry from much of the bedtime-story canon. (Picture book. 1-3)"
The setting of this bedtime tale is a clutter-free child's bedroom, where a boy refuses to go to bed but soon admits to his grandmother that one of his three stuffed toys might be sleepy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE WHY by Jonny Lambert
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Bright and reassuring…and if Kipling's wordplay is better, at least there's no spanking here. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A small and wandering elephant finds out why it's a good idea to stay in line with its bigger kin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT AAA-OOO! by Jonny Lambert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Shout along with the animals in the forest in an entertaining who-said-it tale. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Who or what is making that frightful noise in the night and keeping the animals awake? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GHOSTTOWN by Mercedes Lambert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2007

"Michael Connelly's foreword and the biographical afterword by Lambert's friend Lucas Crown make it clear that her last testament is haunted in more ways than one."
A final go-round for scrappy subsistence-level L.A. lawyer Whitney Logan and her ex-prostitute secretary Lupe Ramos (Soultown, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >