Search Results: "Vincent X. Kirsch"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CHANDELIERS by Vincent X. Kirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Fans of the illustrator's previous works (and theater) will forgive the flaws in favor of the electrifying compositions; those seeking true conflict or emotional connections should look elsewhere. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Kirsch applies his ornate flourishes to a troupe of giraffes in this tale of theatrical entrances and exits. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FREDDIE & GINGERSNAP by Vincent X. Kirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A light look at childhood friendship and the complicated, primitive feelings that often accompany any relationship. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dinosaurs and dragons don't usually mix, but when little Gingersnap's wings fail her up in the clouds, she crashes right into Freddie down on the ground. A face-off transpires. Read full book review >

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FREDDIE & GINGERSNAP FIND A CLOUD TO KEEP by Vincent X. Kirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Though the story is simply told, the overall effect is somewhat cryptic, making it a challenge to connect with these characters and their quest. (song lyrics, score [not seen]) (Picture book. 4-6)"
Two friends off on an adventure have an unexpected encounter that leads to new discoveries and a sense of satisfaction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOLE STORY OF THE DOUGHNUT by Pat Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Delicious! (period photograph, author's note, timeline, selected bibliography of adult sources) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Miller shares the true story of the invention of the doughnut with the hole in its center. Read full book review >

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GINGERBREAD FOR LIBERTY! by Mara Rockliff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"This appealing concoction is a powerful reminder of the good one person can do. (sources, recipe) (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Rockliff and Kirsch introduce a lesser-known figure who demonstrated patriotic fire by baking bread for the Continental Army. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOAH WEBSTER & HIS WORDS by Jeri Chase Ferris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"Future wordsmiths may be IN-SPIRED [verb: stimulated] by Webster's devotion to the English language. (timeline, more about Noah Webster, bibliography, websites) (Picture book/biography.5-9)"
A charming introduction to Noah Webster, creator of "the second most popular book ever printed in English, after the Bible." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

X by Sue Grafton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Grafton's endless resourcefulness in varying her pitches in this landmark series (W Is for Wasted, 2013, etc.), graced by her trademark self-deprecating humor, is one of the seven wonders of the genre."
What does X stand for? Xanakis, XLNT, maybe even Father Xavier, all features of Kinsey Millhone's dense, meaty 24th case. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

X by Ilyasah Shabazz
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Readers for whom pre-civil rights America is ancient history will find this poetic interpretation eye-opening and riveting. (notes about characters, timeline, family tree, historical context, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
Teaming with veteran Magoon, the third daughter of Malcolm X draws upon history and family stories to create a novel about her father's life before the "X." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO LITTLE BOYS FROM TOOLITTLE TOYS by Vincent K. Kirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"The boys, with their miniature business suits and cute hair parts, quickly endear themselves to readers, who will find themselves hoping earnestly that Rudy and Ridley remain playmates. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Toolittle brothers (Rudy and little Ridley) test every toy at the Toolittle Toy Company, making sure each toy loves to play and having good times together on the job. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATALIE AND NAUGHTILY by Vincent K. Kirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A witty and fanciful exploration of a timeless childhood fantasy. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Twin girls as disparate in disposition as their names live atop their family's grandiose department store. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VINCENT PRICE by Victoria Price
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"These are the things readers want to know about in detail, not the run-down on the cast of Laura. (32 pages b&w photos)"
Although she gives a thoughtful and detailed recounting of Vincent Price's career, his daughter sticks too closely to the facts to make this biography anything special—a disappointment, considering the potential. Read full book review >