Search Results: "Steven Parlato"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NAMESAKE by Steven Parlato
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 18, 2013

"A memorable, disturbing story, carefully wrought. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Evan Galloway, in his third year at Saint Sebastian's Catholic High School, is told to "write what you know" for his college-application essays. But it's what he doesn't know that is haunting him. Read full book review >

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DRAGONS LOVE by Stephen Parlato
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"But this is a small flaw for a title that aims to encourage 'big dreams still worth pursuing.' (Picture book. 5-12)"
"The World has not always loved dragons, / but Dragons have always loved the world." Read full book review >

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THE WORLD THAT LOVED BOOKS by Stephen Parlato
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Slightly creepy, but nifty withal. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A bizarre and thoroughly enjoyable exercise inspired by the16th-century Italian artist Archimboldo. Read full book review >

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REX FINDS AN EGG! EGG! EGG! by Steven Weinberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Young dinosaur fans will like this solo debut for Weinberg a bunch, bunch, bunch. (Picture book. 5-7)"
An exploding volcano, an unseen cliff, flying predators and other hazards challenge a dimwitted young T. Rex with a precious burden and a monosyllabic vocabulary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YANKEE DOODLE by Steven Kellogg
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1996

"Kellogg has also provided fascinating notes about the history of the song and glosses about antiquated expressions. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
The full text of Yankee Doodle finds a perfect counterpart in exhilarating pictures of the little hero's romp through the Revolutionary War. Read full book review >

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A PENGUIN PUP FOR PINKERTON by Steven Kellogg
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"It keeps everything humming along on the visual plane so much so that there's no need for a real story to back it up. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The latest Pinkerton from Kellogg is a bit too all over the place to sustain an actual story line, and Pinkerton is too distracted to play even a fantasy role of a father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MYSTERIOUS TADPOLE by Steven Kellogg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1977

"A stock situation, right up to the enormous egg that arrives for Louis' next birthday—but Kellogg's zesty embellishments propel it along."
Kellogg tosses off one fantasy within another, as Alphonse, the tadpole Louis' Scottish uncle sends him for his birthday, develops into something more like a dinosaur than a frog and the authorities refuse to allow Louis to keep his pet in the junior high school swimming pool. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTMAS WITCH by Steven Kellogg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Worthy, but the parts are better than the whole. (Picture book. 8-11)"
Gloria is an oddball at Madame Pestilence's Academy for Young Goblins and Witches: Her spells don't work, and she keeps smiling, even while eating cockroach casserole. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARRY HUNGRY by Steven Salerno
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Children will delight in growling loudly along with Harry's tummy, turning story time into a rumbling, tumbling feast. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Harry is hungry! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MISSING MITTEN MYSTERY by Steven Kellogg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"The plot and pictures have undergone considerable change, but this is still suffused with Kellogg's characteristic warmth and charm and all the better for being easier to read to a group. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Kellogg (Give the Dog a Bone, see above, etc.) remakes his Mystery of the Missing Red Mitten (1974) into a larger, longer, and more colorful ramble through snow-covered landscapes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WRAP-UP LIST by Steven  Arntson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Quirky, charming and life-affirming, supernatural style. (Supernatural fiction. 12 & up)"
Some people die; others simply "depart." Read full book review >