Search Results: "Virginia Lee Burton"


BOOK REVIEW

VIRGINIA LEE BURTON by Barbara Elleman
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 10, 2002

"Although one might wish for a little less gushing and a little more discussion of Burton's influence on subsequent illustrators, the close examination of Burton's own work makes this a valuable contribution to the literature of children's literature. (Biography. Adult/professional)"
A lavishly illustrated biography of the Caldecott Medal-winning author-illustrator is long on discussion of her work and short on life details. Read full book review >

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CALICO THE WONDER HORSE by Virginia Lee Burton
Released: June 15, 1950

"Sophisticated black and white pictures tell the spoofing story of the capture of bad man Stewy Stinker and his gang by Hank and Calico. Too ''silly'' for those who like their cowboys straight — but the satire may tickle others not so solemnly indoctrinated.</p>"
<p>Due undoubtedly to the reputation of this author acquired in the interim, the publishers are re-issuing this early book of 1941. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE HOUSE by Virginia Lee Burton
Released: June 1, 1942

"Virginia Burton has a sense of pattern that makes her pictures almost like a tapestry."
From what is available,this promises to be another beguiling book in the series which includes Choo Choo and Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1941

"Written to young moderns order."
Do we have to have them — these variations on the comic strip and the modern hair raisers? Read full book review >

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LIFE STORY by Virginia Lee Burton
Released: May 6, 1962

"In the end the story zeroes in on four scenes in the space of one day, focussing directly on the place of the individual on an everchanging planet."
The story of the Earth's evolution from the time it swirled as a "red hot fiery ball of matter" to the planet we know today is depicted in terms of the various stages of development. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1939

"Mike's shovel, almost human in his eyes, is outdated, so he takes her to a small town, and contracts to dig a cellar in a day. He does it, but shuts himself and his shovel, into the cellar. How this is solved to the delight of everyone makes an amusing wind-up. Good pictures"
This is a sure favorite with the small child whose interest is concentrated on mechanical objects (and there are many such). Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1952

"You'll cheer too when the Citizen's Committee wins out."
People who voted "yes" in the San Francisco cable car question will love every page of this book and so will their children. Read full book review >

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CHOO CHOO by Virginia Lee Burton
Released: Jan. 1, 1937

"Modern feel to the sprawly illustrations, and a story with a moral not too obviously applied."
We must have missed this when it appeared in 1937. Read full book review >

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BURTON by Frank McLynn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1991

"Edward Rice's best-selling Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton (1990). (Eight pages of b&w illustrations, four maps.)"
Graceful, psychologically astute portrait of the enigmatic author/scholar/explorer who was one of the first Christians to enter Mecca, discovered Africa's Lake Tanganyika, and translated such masterpieces as the Kama Sutra and The Arabian Nights. Read full book review >

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LEE by Tito Perdue
Released: Aug. 15, 1991

"A promising debut."
A first novel that follows an old man, a kind of Old Testament prophet full of books and anger at the age, as he wanders— sometimes violently—through the modern urban world and into his own past. Read full book review >

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BIG MACHINES by Sherri Duskey Rinker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Alive, bursting with color and action, this volume introduces Virginia Lee Burton to a new generation of big machine enthusiasts. (author's note) (Picture book/biography. 4-10)"
Virginia Lee Burton's big machines roar to new life in a new biography of the author. Read full book review >

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VIRGINIA HAMILTON by Julie K. Rubini
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2017

"A biography worthy of the larger-than-life Virginia Hamilton. (Biography. 10-16)"
If the children you know think biographies are boring, this one will make them reconsider. Read full book review >