Search Results: "Ted Lewin"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS WORK by Ted Lewin
by Ted Lewin, illustrated by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Inviting. (Early reader. 2-6)"
Mechanization is not in sight in this look at how animals still help humans at work and at play. Read full book review >

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HOW MUCH? by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Young armchair travelers will taste the foods, hear the crowds and long to buy a treasure from the boy at the flea market selling his action figures. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
Although Lewin has already introduced readers to markets in an earlier effort, he retains the ability to fascinate viewers of all ages with his complex images, authentic representations of people and places from around the globe, and his practiced traveler's eye, which allows him to select a moment in time and capture it with his brush. Read full book review >

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AMAZON BOY by Ted Lewin
by Ted Lewin, illustrated by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1993

"A book whose plea is especially effective because it simply states the facts—and shows the river's beauty. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The author of When the Rivers Go Home (1992) returns to Brazil for a look at the mouth of the Amazon, as seen by a boy whose father takes him from their jungle home to coastal BelÇm as a birthday excursion. Read full book review >

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MARKET! by Ted Lewin
by Ted Lewin, illustrated by Ted Lewin
NONFICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"What journeys he'll inspire! (Picture book. 5+)"
Lewin (Sacred River, 1995, etc.) expertly plies pen and brush in a rousing invitation to six far-flung marketplaces where vibrant color and lively haggling replace mass production and spurious supermarket specials. Read full book review >

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I SEE AND SEE by Ted Lewin
by Ted Lewin, illustrated by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"A useful instructional addition for beginning readers who need to experience success. (Picture book/early reader. 3-6)"
The latest entry in the I Like to Read series involves very little reading. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DISAPPEARING ISLAND by Corinne Demas
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

"The predominance of blue and the long lines of the horizon unify the pages, making this book lovely to look at as well as to read. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Stories of islands that have disappeared beneath the sea have long exerted a powerful hold over the human imagination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUNSETS OF THE WEST by Tony Johnston
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"A richly rewarding journey. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The travels of a family from Maine are chronicled in the sights, smells, and sounds of their wagon journey. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ALWAYS PRAYER SHAWL by Sheldon Oberman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"An engaging book, sure to find many uses. (Picture book. 5-10)"
``Now I can teach you something that my grandfather taught me,'' says Adam to his grandson at the end of this generational story, ``...some things change and some things don't.'' As a boy in rural Russia, the man who's now a suburban American got eggs direct from chickens and chopped wood to keep warm, but—as Adam is doing now, in their synagogue—his grandfather told him about the Jewish people and his own family: Adam was named for his grandfather's grandfather. Read full book review >

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PUFFLING PATROL by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Bird and animal lovers will enjoy this journey to a remote but welcoming locale. (additional information, resources, glossary and pronunciation guide) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
The intrepid husband-and-wife team's latest travels take them to Iceland to report on the plight of puffins. Read full book review >

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HORSE SONG by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Closing with pages of additional facts and observations, this sojourn will not only take armchair travelers to the other side of the planet, it'll make them feel comfortable and welcome when they arrive. (glossary) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Visiting another exotic corner of the world, the well-traveled Lewins report on a stay in a camp of nomadic horse trainers, climaxed by a gloriously chaotic 14-mile children's horse race during the Naadam—a summer athletic festival that, after the Olympics, is the oldest in the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BALARAMA by Ted Lewin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

On a tour of southern India, the authors are so entranced by Drona, the lead Royal Elephant of the maharaja of Mysore, and the stories his mahout (trainer) tells that the celebrated children's-book duo decides to return to southern India for the Dasara festival in order to see Drona lead an annual ceremonial procession. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELEPHANT QUEST by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"A winner that transports the reader to an unfamiliar locale full of wonder. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Following the successful format of their first collaboration, Gorilla Walk (1999), the Lewins share their four-day search to observe African elephants firsthand. Read full book review >