Search Results: "Tom Feelings"


BOOK REVIEW

SOUL LOOKS BACK IN WONDER by Tom Feelings
POETRY
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"An outstandingly beautiful and powerful book. (Poetry/Picture book. 7+)"
Continuing the reflection and celebration of African-American experiences begun in Something On My Mind (with Nikki Grimes, 1978) and Daydreamers (with Eloise Greenfield, 1981), Feelings pairs 13 poems (either new or, for the most part, previously inaccessible) by Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Walter Dean Myers, Margaret Walker, et al., with complex artwork involving blueprinting, stencilling, collage, and spray-painting. Read full book review >

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TOMMY TRAVELER IN THE WORLD OF BLACK HISTORY by Tom Feelings
HISTORY
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Working competently within the genre, Feelings demonstrates talent but little hint of the breadth and power of his subsequent work; still, Tommy succeeds in his original intention of introducing black history with pride, in an easily accessible format with popular appeal. (Nonfiction. 5+)"
Feelings, a widely respected illustrator who received a Caldecott Honor for Moja Means One (1971), originally published these comic-strip vignettes in a local newspaper in 1958 and 1959. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Illustrated books are a natural extension of [the] African oral tradition'' of storytelling, writes Caldecott Award-winning artist Tom Feelings. Here, in 64 powerful black-and-white paintings—some of them harshly realistic, others nightmarishly phantasmagoric—this noted artist tells a neglected part of the story of African-American slavery: the cruel journey known as "the middle passage,'' in which millions, perhaps tens of millions, of Africans died before ever reaching American shores. Read full book review >

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BOAT WORKS by Tom Slaughter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2012

"No need for a life jacket; all these vessels glide smoothly into port. (Board book. 1-3)"
When you sail away on these seas, the vessel can be any you choose. Read full book review >

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1000 TIMES NO by Tom Warburton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"This clever, appealing concept is sure to be a hit with the very young; with gentle humor and a cartoon-like atmosphere, the expressive pictures beautifully capture the point of view and opinionated stance of a two-year-old who believes he knows exactly what he wants. (Picture book. 3-6)"
There are many ways to say "no," and when Mom says it's time to leave, Baby Noah uses them all. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT CARS by Tom Lichtenheld
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Replete with appropriately daffy cartoon illustrations, here's a gassed-up laff-fest that will keep readers roaring back for more. (Picture book. 7-9)"
"100% fact-free," but "Chock-a-block full of stuff!," this does for cars and car travel what Everything I Know About Pirates (2000) did for pirates—which is to say, puts a maniacally silly spin on every common myth, misconception, and factoid the over-caffeinated author can conjure up. Read full book review >

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ONE, TWO, THREE by Tom Slaughter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

For children at the very dawn of numeracy, Slaughter's paper collages offers one-to-ten counting (and modern art) practice on a set of commonplace, easily recognizable items—an apple, eyeglasses, buttons, beach balls, and the like—all rendered with utmost simplicity in bright primary colors. Read full book review >

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BLUE VS. YELLOW by Tom Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Minor flaws aside, the book presents color blending in an entertaining way. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Two circles of different colors compete to prove each is the best in the latest from the creator of I Used to Be a Fish (2016). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 15, 2002

"A story of dedication whose author merges with the object of his passion as much as any great violinist or cook."
Master bass fisherman, fishing-equipment entrepreneur, and regional TV personality Mann lets fly a homespun, anecdote-rich memoir. Read full book review >

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PRINCESS LABELMAKER TO THE RESCUE! by Tom Angleberger
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Cheers of 'STOOKY!' will rise when Origami Yoda answers 'The End?' with 'Way No!' (Graphic fiction hybrid. 9-12)"
Is Principal Rabbski the evil Empress of FunTime or the Origami Rebel Alliance's only hope? Read full book review >

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BECOMING BACH by Tom Leonard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An imaginative look at what sparked a musical genius.(Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Johann Sebastian Bach's early years come to life in a delightful salute to the 17th-century German composer. Read full book review >

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HERMAN'S VACATION by Tom Percival
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"The benefits derived from this friendship are pretty one-sided, as is Percival's notion of a happy ending. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Henry the magenta raccoon would really like to go on an expensive jaunt to Cake World or Jelly Bean Falls with his bear pal Herman, but their limited funds necessitate a sojourn at Luckywell discount campsite. Read full book review >