Search Results: "Three Little Witches"


BOOK REVIEW

THREE WITCHES by Paula Jolin
FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"The author's depiction of teens struggling with conflicting cultural expectations is riveting and convincing, but it needs more support than is provided by this novel's flimsy premise. (Fiction. YA)"
Her debut novel, In the Name of God (2007), introduced Jolin as a writer of power and promise. Read full book review >

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TOMMY PIGLET AND THE GOLDEN EGG by Gitte Spee
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2011

"Despite Mama Ostrich's tears, this is a gentle, even-toned episode, just right for sharing in a quiet moment with younger children. (iPad storybook app. 3-5)"
A prank almost goes awry in this mild, low-key import. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"Young readers simply will enjoy the suspense. (Fiction. YA)"
Cooney tackles a heady project and pulls it off in this retelling of Macbeth from a 14-year-old girl's point of view. Read full book review >

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THE THREE WITCHES by Zora Neale Hurston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Includes adapter's and illustrator's notes and tributes to Hurston. (Picture book/folktale. 6-10)"
"Three witches had already eaten a boy and girl's mother and father, so their grandmother took them to live with her far off in the woods." Read full book review >

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THREE LITTLE OWLS by Emanuele Luzzati
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Happy nonsense that feels very British despite its Italian origins. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The irrepressible Blake supplies illustrations for Yeoman's English translation of the late Luzzati's rhyming verses, "Filastrocca di Natale." Read full book review >

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THREE LITTLE DASSIES by Jan Brett
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Beguiling. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mashing up the ever-popular English story of "The Three Little Pigs" with her Namibian experiences, Brett uses her magical watercolor-and-gouache paintings to create a distinctive visual world. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

"And why, in this time of eco-consciousness, does he disdain the recycled house of scraps? (Picture book. 3-6)"
Porkers in glass houses shouldn't meet wolves. Read full book review >

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THE THREE LITTLE TAMALES by Eric A. Kimmel
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"A flavorful addition to the folktale shelf that begs to be shared with a group. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The traditional "Three Little Pigs" gets a southwestern flavor in Kimmel's latest updated tale, a takeoff on his previous The Runaway Tortilla (2000), illustrated by Randy Cecil. Read full book review >

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THE THREE LITTLE PIGS by Barry  Moser
adapted by Barry Moser, illustrated by Barry Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Never has that big bad wolf been better served. (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
The chubby piglets are very small, the wolf big, bony, and very bad, in this sly retelling of the familiar tale. Read full book review >

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THE THREE LITTLE PIGS by Nosy Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2016

"Excellent design and illustrations successfully turn a popular storybook app into an appealing picture book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Nosy Crow turns its outstanding Three Little Pigs fairy-tale app (2011) into a print book.Read full book review >

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THE THREE LITTLE PIGS by Katelyn Sinclair
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"Amusing, well-crafted rhyme and meter make this a bouncy, fun take on a familiar story."
The famous fairy tale gets a fresh outing in verse in this illustrated children's book for young readers. Read full book review >

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THREE LITTLE DINOSAURS by Charles Fuge
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2012

"A cozy, briefly told wish-fulfillment tale, lit up by pictures whose clear colors and solid-looking figures are easy on the eyes. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Plot plays a minor role at best in this brightly illustrated tale of three cute, stubby-limbed dinos getting a taste of flight. Read full book review >