Search Results: "Walter Lyon"


BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"While Byrd ultimately survived an illness to welcome a relief crew, his story is severe, often depressing, and always riveting. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-11)"
Burleigh (Hoops, p. 1386, etc.) retells Admiral Richard Byrd's successful six-month, one-man Antarctic encampment in a picture book aimed at an older audience. Read full book review >

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WAKE UP, LITTLE CHILDREN by Jim Aylesworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1996

"Inviting illustrations bathe verdant country scenes in a warm, impressionistic glow. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Subtitled ``A Rise-and-Shine Rhyme,'' this wake-up story does for mornings what bedtime stories have long done for evenings. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Utterly adept are Krudop's somber paintings; the purples and grays convey the mood of winter battle scenes, and expand on the details found in small archival etchings. (Picture book. 7-11)"
Peacock travels to historic sites from the Revolutionary War and weaves the history of Washington's crossing of the Delaware and the Battle of Trenton from three strands: straight details mingled with brief personal reflections; snippets from letters and documents of the time; and letters as they might have been penned by Harry, imagined as one of Washington's troops. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AT ELLIS ISLAND by Louise Peacock
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2007

"This last element is often ponderous and intrusive, an adult layer over what are children's voices, and ultimately limits the effectiveness of an otherwise artfully organized whole. (bibliography, websites) (Fictionalized nonfiction. 8-12)"
The voice of a fictional immigrant girl joins with those of historical narratives and the author's own to paint a portrait of Ellis Island and the children who passed through it. Read full book review >

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MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER’S GOURD by Cristina Kessler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Gently making the case for respecting traditions, Kessler (No Condition Is Permanent, 1999, etc.) also teaches a bit about a country not often depicted in children's picture books. (glossary, author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
Fatima's Sudanese village is caught between the ways of the past and the present in a story based on a true event in modern East Africa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Lasky, a veteran sailor herself, sends children on a voyage they won't soon forget, with a man for whom land never meant 'home.' (Biography. 10-13)"
Young readers intrigued by the brief encounter with Slocum, the first man to sail solo around the world, in Robert J. Blake's Spray (1996) will welcome this expanded look at the life of one of the Age of Sail's last great seamen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE SMALL LOST SHEEP by Claudia Mills
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Krudop's handsome artwork captures the mood of the story and adds mystery of its own, conveying a real sense of place in Bethlehem and its surroundings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The setting is Bethlehem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE RAINY NIGHT by Doris Gove
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"An inspiring look at finding out about nature while treating it kindly. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Depicted by a former nature-center director, a fascinating expedition: On a rainy night, a boy and his parents collect new specimens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUNTING GRANDMA'S TREASURES by Gina Willner-Pardo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 20, 1996

A short novella of the coming-to-terms—rather than coming-of-age—variety. Read full book review >

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WHAT I'LL REMEMBER WHEN I AM A GROWNUP by Gina Willner-Pardo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 1994

"It's a best-case situation, and Daniel, like his parents, is a bit too wise to be true, but the feelings, details, and Daniel's boyish narrative voice are all likably authentic. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Worrying about what Dad and his new wife Marilyn are waiting to tell him during his upcoming visit (``nobody ever wants to tell you anything good in person''), Daniel ruminates over what previous events in his life—significant or seemingly insignificant—have turned out to be particularly memorable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVE AND SNOWFLAKE by Tammie Lyon
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A nice choice to help dogs—and children—learn how to behave. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Is there obedience school for children? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POWER SHIFT by Vaughan Lyon
Released: Jan. 3, 2013

"A blueprint for political reform that can serve as a resource for Canadians; also suitable for a broader audience interested in the dynamics of representative government."
A concrete proposal to improve Canadian democracy through constituency representation. Read full book review >