Search Results: "Ted Goossen"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STRANGE LIBRARY by Haruki Murakami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"At once beguiling and disquieting—in short, trademark Murakami—a fast read that sticks in the mind."
"I'm going to slice you up nice and fine and feed you to the centipedes." Another off-kilter yarn from master storyteller Murakami: allegorical, shadowy and not at all nice. Read full book review >

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WIND/PINBALL by Haruki Murakami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2015

"Not as well-developed as the later books, and mostly for completists. Still, it's interesting to see hints of the masterly novels to come in these slender, pessimistic tales."
Two linked early novels from the prolific Murakami (Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >

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CRISPIN AND THE 3 LITTLE PIGLETS by Ted Dewan
ANIMALS
Released: March 11, 2003

"Any child who's ever had to make room for siblings will sympathize with Crispin and recognize themselves as he eases into the role of big brother. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A privileged piglet adjusts to life with triplets in Dewan's sequel to Crispin: The Pig Who Had It All (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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IDITAROD DREAM by Ted Wood
by Ted Wood, photographed by Ted Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 30, 1996

"An attractive volume that captures the thrill of the race and comes with a bonus—Dusty takes first place. (map) (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-12)"
A detailed, carefully written account of a 15-year-old boy's participation in the Junior Iditarod in Alaska, with large, colorful, action-packed photographs of the race. Read full book review >

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TOP SECRET by Ted Dewan
by Ted Dewan, illustrated by Ted Dewan
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"Aim at older readers: The pages are often divided into comic-strip panels, and can be confusing; Dewan's rendering of the child is less adept than his other images, so that the hoisting up of the sleeping girl looks awkward and a little frightening. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Written in prose reminiscent of a spy or detective novel, Dewan reveals the secrets behind the tooth-fairy legend. Read full book review >

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BIG JIMMY’S KUM KAU CHINESE TAKE OUT by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Readers won't just drink in its transporting atmosphere, but will soon be on their way to their nearest Chinese community to taste the very air as well as the food. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In a fond salute, Lewin (Red Legs, p. 588, etc.) introduces readers to his favorite Chinese take-out place. Read full book review >

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CAN YOU SEE ME? by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"An inviting exploration of a beautiful biome for budding nature lovers. (Early reader. 2-6)"
Sharp-eyed readers are invited to spot various animals in the Costa Rican rain forest. Read full book review >

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LOOK! by Ted Lewin
Kirkus Star
by Ted Lewin, illustrated by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"A satisfying challenge and a fun animal adventure made thrilling by Lewin's characteristically spectacular use of light. (Early reader. 2-6)"
With wide-eyed amazement, a boy observes animals on the African savanna. Read full book review >

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THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE by Ted Dewan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

In this rollicking remake of the classic tale, an inventor cobbles together a robot to clean his cluttered workshop, then incautiously leaves the schematics where his new ``apprentice'' can find them. Read full book review >

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RED LEGS by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2001

"A misguided effort that lacks animation in story and art and never finds a voice. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-8)"
"War is hell," General William T. Sherman is purported to have said, having been through more than one hellish battle himself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I WAS A TEENAGE PROFESSIONAL WRESTLER by Ted Lewin
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1993

The title says it all: Lewin—one of the best illustrators working in children's books—got his start as a wrestler. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAIR! by Ted Lewin
by Ted Lewin, illustrated by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"A pulsing, panoramic examination of a summertime ritual. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In sparkling, full-bleed watercolors and lively text, Lewin (Market, 1996, etc.) recreates that once-a-year phenomenon—the county fair. Read full book review >