Search Results: "Thomas Locker"


BOOK REVIEW

WATER DANCE by Thomas Locker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Unlike Sky Tree, in which science facts were incorporated into the body of the text, the paintings don't illustrate the text in any true sense, but sit on the page. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-10)"
Water in its many guises and the scientific process that commands the shape it takes—liquid, solid, and gas—are the subjects of this collection of paintings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN MUIR by Thomas Locker
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2003

"Though lacking the finishing touches of a booklist, or even sources for the many quotes, this still makes a memorable introduction to a maverick spirit. (selection of quotes) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
On the heels of Walking with Henry (2002), Locker profiles another of our country's great nature writers, again including plenty of brief quotations to go with a set of silently eloquent landscape paintings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAND OF GRAY WOLF by Thomas Locker
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"Not actively bad, but lifeless and annoyingly pretentious. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Again, Locker has skillfully painted a series of landscapes in the manner of the Hudson River masters, then added some wooden figures plus a contrived story reflecting a social conscience: in this case, a lightly fictionalized account of white men stealing land from Indians who knew how to value it as they found it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOCKER by Adrian Magson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2016

"What's most compelling here is not what's lost but who's been sent in to find it: Gonzalez and Vaslik make an appealingly mismatched investigative unit."
The safe return of a kidnapped child hinges on her aid-worker father, whose international ties might not be as altruistic as they first appear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"The end result ought to be risible, but Jarvis pulls it off, to stunning effect. (Horror. 10-14)"
A rousing tale of horror and heroism, this last prequel to the Deptford Mice trilogy stands well alone, as the doughty shipmouse Thomas Triton at last reveals his tragic past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOCKER HERO by Rachel Renée Russell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"This spinoff is heavy on the poop jokes and light on almost everything else—readers expecting a boy Dork Diaries with equal nuance may be surprised. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
This is Max Crumbly's first experience in public school, and so far he's vomited on bully Doug "Thug" Thurston, forfeited a race due to his insistent bladder, and been locked in his locker—but it's still better than home-schooling with Grandma. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMELLY LOCKER by Alan Katz
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"Although the scansion requires some occasional wedging to fit properly, it's a solid companion to the duo's other Silly Dilly offerings and guaranteed to elicit a lockerful of giggles. (Picture book/poetry. 3-8)"
"Smelly locker! / Smelly locker! / Poor hygiene! / Foul and mean!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOME by Thomas Locker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Nevertheless, from the East Coast to the West, the book shows how individual feelings about nature and home have shaped the artistic efforts of writers. (map) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Lush and romantic paintings of a broad range of landscapes illustrate the poetry and prose of a dozen American authors and poets, whose homes ranged from the Hudson River Valley to the midwestern prairies and beyond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKY TREE by Thomas Locker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1995

"This handsome effort is ideal for sharing. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
In a series of 14 luminous paintings, the creators of Calico and Tin Horns (1992) watch a single tree through a year of changing seasons, light, and weather. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETWEEN EARTH AND SKY by Joseph Bruchac
Released: April 1, 1996

"In fact, the frame (and Old Bear's overarching first-person presence in the legends) distances readers, creating a gap that the real beckoning treasures of this book—the tales themselves and Locker's monumental oil landscapes—cannot bridge. (Picture book/folklore. 6+)"
From the creators of The Earth Under Sky Bear's Feet (1995), philosophical free-verse legends about (and portraits of) places across the US and the native people who hold them sacred. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDER LOCKER AND KEY by Allison K. Hymas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2017

"Lovers of light thrillers won't feel cheated by this one. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A big case makes for strange bedfellows for retrieval specialist Jeremy Wilderson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EARTH UNDER SKY BEAR'S FEET by Joseph Bruchac
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 1995

"An engrossing companion to Thirteen Moons On Turtle's Back (1992). (Picture book/folklore. 9-12)"
Thirteen poems and songs gathered from as many traditions, mostly about—despite the subtitle "Native American Poems of the Land"—stars, spirits, and the sky. Read full book review >