Search Results: "Ted Rose"


BOOK REVIEW

JOHN BLAIR AND THE GREAT HINCKLEY FIRE by Josephine Nobisso
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"As such it is an exciting introduction to a little-known incident in American history and to a genuine African-American hero. (Picture book. 8-10)"
Move over Casey Jones—John Blair is a legitimate hero who helped save the lives of 300 passengers on a train caught in a terrifying firestorm in Minnesota in 1894. Read full book review >

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M.J. ROSE - LA MAGIE ET L’AMOUR
by Bobbi Dumas

If you’ve followed my writing/reviews/blog for any length of time, there are a few things you may have picked up about me and my preferred reading.

I love Paris. I love books set during WWI, WWII, and the interwar years. I love stories with a magical element. And I certainly like an interesting twist.

So it should come ...


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SUMMER RERUNS
by Julie Danielson

It may be that, here at my weekly Kirkus column, I’ve sung the praises many times before of French author Daniel Pennac’s The Rights of the Reader, originally published in 1992. This is to say that, if I’m being redundant, I apologize, but it is a wonderful book. To call it a guide to reading, which it actually is, makes ...


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BOOK REVIEW

AT GLEASON’S GYM by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Well-known for his portrayal of faraway places, Lewin returns to the world he described in I Was a Teen-aged Professional Wrestler (1993) to make this distinctive introduction for even younger readers. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn, N.Y., is a training place for boxers and wrestlers from all over the world including nine-year-old Sugar Boy Younan, who is preparing for the National Silver Gloves championship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

O CANADA by Ted Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Canada's national anthem is included. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 6-10)"
A brief, affectionate statement about Canada as a whole prefaces a similar page on each of its provinces, mentioning natural resources, characterizing the population, and pointing out distinctive qualities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOE'S SHEEP by Rose Bursik
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"A charming, carefully wrought book with plenty of details to discover with each rereading. (Picture book. 2-7)"
``Try counting sheep,'' Dad suggests when Zoâ claims she's not tired—but the sheep that leap through her window are anything but soporific: ``...number one liked to dance, number two was fond of plants'' (and munches at Zoâ's until the flowerpots are empty and the greedy sheep is full), while others follow to toot a horn, dress in the little girl's clothes, and paint on the wall. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMELIA'S FANTASTIC FLIGHT by Rose Bursik
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1992

"A map highlighting countries along the route rounds out the story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Amelia, first seen reading a book about planes, builds a one-seater just her size, modeled on her simple red toy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE UNGRATEFUL DEAD by Rose Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An amusing if not particularly diverse series entry. (Paranormal fiction. 9-12)"
This sequel to I Text Dead People (2015) finds Anna now not only plagued by ghosts, but by a nasty new stepsister. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT AM I? WHERE AM I? by Ted Lewin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"This latest entry in the I Like to Read series can be paired with Lewin's Look! (2012) as natural history for the very young. (Early reader. 2-6)"
A straightforward guessing game connects iconic animals to their habitats. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STABLE by Ted Lewin
Kirkus Star
by Ted Lewin, illustrated by Ted Lewin
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Beautiful. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
As he did in his acclaimed At Gleason's Gym (2007), Lewin conveys the spirit of a Brooklyn institution through sumptuously detailed, luminous watercolors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE TRUE BEAR by Ted Dewan
by Ted Dewan, illustrated by Ted Dewan
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"While not wholly original—the story brings to mind The Velveteen Rabbit, for example—this old-fashioned tale is sweet and charming and will bring enjoyment to many a child. (Picture book. 4-7)"
So far, no teddy bear has captured the heart of a destructive boy named Damian, but stalwart soldier Darcy Brewster of the Bear Force knows he has the right stuffing to be Damian's One True Bear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOOTH AND CLAW by Ted Lewin
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Perfect for armchair travelers and animal lovers. (maps, glossary) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Is there anywhere in the world that Ted Lewin hasn't visited? Read full book review >