Search Results: "Taylor Morrison"


BOOK REVIEW

CHEETAH by Taylor Morrison
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"In a closing note, Morrison mentions that valuable cheetah habitat is being usurped by humans (without noting the cheetah's critically diminished gene pool, also probably due to human intervention) and the subsequent need for its protection. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
This excellent introduction to the cheetah touches upon all the salient aspects of the cat's life: its habitat, hunting tactics (including the enormous bursts of speed), family life, prey and nemeses, and, of course, its remarkable grace and beauty. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILDFIRE by Taylor Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2006

"The Coast Mappers (2004) and The Great Unknown (2001). (bibliography, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Dramatic paintings of forest fires and a close look at the specialized tools used to fight them make this an engaging science and nature title. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TSUNAMI WARNING by Taylor Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2007

"Older readers will relish the text and come away with a greater appreciation for the scientists who struggle to understand natural disasters in order to keep people safe. (glossary, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
"Shaking ground, an exposed sea floor, and a loud roar are natural warnings." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT UNKNOWN by Taylor Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Still, this inviting presentation has certain reader appeal and might even inspire future paleontologists. (further adult readings, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Two hundred years ago, a farmer in upstate New York discovered some giant bones while digging in peat bogs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1997

"A worthy companion to the previous book. (glossary) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Morrison (Antonio's Apprenticeship, 1996) painlessly imparts an enormous amount of information, delineating step-by-step the creation of a Renaissance sculpture; attractive illustrations echoing period color, line, and composition accompany this tale of a fictional 17th-century apprentice and his master. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CIVIL WAR ARTIST by Taylor Morrison
Released: April 1, 1999

"Morrison successfully renders the complexities of illustrating newspapers 150 years ago, and just as successfully conveys that in abandoning the wood block for the photograph, some of the art was sacrificed for speed. (glossary) (Picture book. 6-10)"
It took four weeks for illustrations of scenes from the US's Civil War battles to make it from the front lines to readers' hands; Morrison (Cheetah, 1998, etc.) explains that process in his uniquely handsome book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1996

"An essential volume in every art library. (Picture book. 6-11)"
Morrison debuts with a boy's-eye view of life as an apprentice in an artist's studio in Renaissance Italy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE CRUM AND THE SARATOGA CHIP by Gaylia Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"The author leaves Crum presiding over a restaurant (also integrated) of his own, closes with a note separating fact from fiction and also lists her sources. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Spinning lively invented details around skimpy historical records, Taylor profiles the 19th-century chef credited with inventing the potato chip. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POND by Gordon Morrison
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"A celebration of nature that can be enjoyed by all. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
Superb watercolors and a brief but insightful text provide the reader with a detailed picture of a fresh-water pond and the changing plants and animals living in and near it, from winter to spring and back again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DROP OF WATER by Gordon Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2006

"Carefully crafted and beautifully executed, this is a splendid addition to the science bookshelf. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
The drop of water on a child's finger may have begun in a rain cloud over a mountaintop, collected in a high forest stream, traveling down through bogs, woods, swamp, marsh and farmer's pond before continuing into the meadow brook the child explores. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SWEET MUSIC IN HARLEM by Debbie A. Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Nearly pitch-perfect. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When "Chick blows his trumpet the wallpaper curls," but he is some kind of forgetful. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOUR D by Gregory Morrison
Released: Nov. 23, 2011

"A grab-bag of fables that baffle but also beguile."
Confused people with hazy longings confront mysterious forces in this collection of four enigmatic stories. Read full book review >