Search Results: "Vincent X. Kirsch"


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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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 >

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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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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

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 >

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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 >

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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

The Big Lead by Libby Kirsch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2015

"A light, enjoyable murder mystery that marks the beginning of a promising new series."
A rookie reporter delves into a small town's big secrets in Kirsch's debut mystery novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 8, 2004

"Old stories ineffectively told. Now, monotheism vs. monotheism: therein hangs a tale. . . ."
An unsatisfying survey of dogmatic doings in the ancient world by a popularizer of matters biblical. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GLOBAL NOVEL by Adam Kirsch
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 25, 2017

"An insightful addition to the Columbia Global Reports roster."
A critical appreciation of "world literature," highlighting works that combine specifics of locality with global reach. Read full book review >