Search Results: "Uri Shulevitz"


BOOK REVIEW

TROTO AND THE TRUCKS by Uri Shulevitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"A winner. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Slow and steady wins the race. Read full book review >

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WHEN I WORE MY SAILOR SUIT by Uri Shulevitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Three helpful monkeys on the island constitute the closest approach to Wild Things here, but that may suit children who prefer a quieter style of play than wild rumpuses. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The child in this brief episode may dress in a sailor suit and live in quaintly appointed apartment surroundings, but his lively imagination strikes a universal chord. Read full book review >

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SO SLEEPY STORY by Uri Shulevitz
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 11, 2006

"Assuredly soporific for snoozing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Caldecott Medalist Shulevitz spins a dreamy story of a household at night with a little boy and everything around him asleep. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET ROOM by Uri Shulevitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 1993

"Shulevitz's art—richly saturated colors, simple, angular forms, strongly energetic compositions, adroit caricatures—are a particular pleasure here, while the tale's classic structure and gentle wisdom especially recommend it for storytelling. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Another provocative fable from a Caldecott medalist whose most recent book was Toddlecreek Post Office (1990). Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: April 6, 2005

Shulevitz recasts the impersonal account of a great medieval Jewish traveler, who set out to see as many of the places mentioned in the Bible as possible, as a first-person narrative threaded with vivid comments about smells, hazards, misfortunes, spectacles and local legends encountered along the way. Read full book review >

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DUSK by Uri Shulevitz
Kirkus Star
by Uri Shulevitz, illustrated by Uri Shulevitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Shulevitz elegantly captures the magical quality of twilight as well as the gleaming allure of the bright lights of the big city. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A grandfather, his grandson and their hound dog stroll through a city as the sun sets, meeting comical characters and observing the brightly lit city at night. Read full book review >

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HOW I LEARNED GEOGRAPHY by Uri Shulevitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2008

"Signature watercolor illustrations contrast the stark misery of refugee life with the boundless joys of the imagination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A refugee boy learns more than geography from his father in this autobiographical memoir. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 13, 2000

"Nonetheless, readers who prefer tidy beginning-middle-end tales with clear lessons had best steer clear. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The much-honored Shulevitz (Snow, 1998, etc.) presents a glorious farrago of good sense and nonsense woven through several linked trickster tales. Read full book review >

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ONE MONDAY MORNING by Uri Shulevitz
Released: March 28, 1967

"One single surprise—but the child can enjoy the visit again and again just by turning the pages and repeating the refrain."
A floppy toy leaning against a rain-streaked window...a little boy gazing out the window...a dismal, deserted city street...One Monday morning (turn page quickly) the king (carrying an umbrella), the queen, and the little prince (in procession) came to visit me. Read full book review >

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THE MOON IN MY ROOM by Uri Shulevitz
Released: Sept. 11, 1963

"Surrounded by a sleep-inducing quiet, the book a spark- even slight — which is needed."
Microscopic, thin-lined illustrations executed in faded shades show the imaginative world which is a boy's room. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1986

"It's also the sort of caper adopted by sophisticated adults."
An elegantly produced animal fantasy by an eminent illustrator. Read full book review >

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SNOW by Uri Shulevitz
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The small town European setting is the sort that Shulevitz does best: evocative, timeless, and as irresistible as the first snow."
Shulevitz (The Secret Room, 1993, etc.) implies that there is much to be said for youthful hope amid all the dour nay-saying from adults. Read full book review >