Search Results: "Ward Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

The Way Up by Ward Jones
Released: Feb. 28, 2013

"A well-told coming-of-age story for a late bloomer, which could have used a round of restructuring."
A law school grad endures unwelcome career changes, a dire relationship with his father and a precarious marriage in Jones' (After Isaactown, 2011) latest drama. Read full book review >

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WHEN BLUE MET EGG by Lindsay Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2012

"A bittersweet tribute to New York City, tinged with deep loneliness and self-delusion. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Egg is a snowball that was inadvertently lobbed into Blue's wintery nest by a bundled-up child in Central Park. But Blue doesn't know that. Read full book review >

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THE ROOSTER AND THE FOX by Helen Ward
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Younger readers may skip over the final section (particularly as it's printed in vanishingly tiny type)—no matter: they are sure to linger over the sumptuous art and to get the point of this ageless fable. (Picture book/folktale. 7-10)"
Virtuosic animal portraits adorn this lively retelling of Chaucer's "Nun's Priest's Tale." Read full book review >

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THE ANIMALS’ CHRISTMAS CAROL by Helen Ward
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"The story is a gentle tribute to the animals' role in the Nativity, and a reminder that even the smallest and lowliest have gifts to give that are fit for a king. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The wise men were not the only ones who gave gifts to the newborn Jesus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANCE! by Ward Schumaker
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Pleasant, but flat- footed. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Schumaker, working in the same style and palette as found in his illustrations for Vivian Sathre's Mouse Chase (1995), gives pig, dogs, and cat center stage. Read full book review >

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING 3 by Lindsay Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Cute but unconvincing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
"All the best things / come in three" burbles the twin-ponytailed Asian-American 3-year-old who narrates the rhyme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLORS by Sarah Ward
by Sarah Ward, illustrated by Sarah Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2015

"A nifty, hardworking introduction to the world of color. (Board book. 6-18 mos.)"
The colors of the rainbow are explored in this multisensory book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PELLY AND MR. HARRISON VISIT THE  MOON by Lindsay Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"All in all, a light, imaginative romp. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The going-to-bed routine morphs into a fantastic adventure when Pelly notices an unusual fixture attached to her family's bathtub. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FARMER GEORGE AND THE NEW PIGLET by Nick Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"Pure homespun fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Ward's bucolic Galahad, Farmer George, makes a triumphant return, this time rescuing a swine in distress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNWITTING WISDOM by Helen Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Turning the perfectly simple into the ostentatious, Ward has forgotten that 'fine feathers do not make fine birds.' (Picture book/folktales. 7-12)"
The title of this overblown exercise is just wrong: whoever Aesop was, that teller was deeply aware of the wisdom in the fables. Read full book review >

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SING A SONG OF CIRCUS by Ward Schumaker
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"On the last page, the two balloons have escaped again. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two balloons break free from a vendor's colorful bunch, and, in the spirit of all good runaways, head for the big top. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BROBARIANS by Lindsay Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"Good and campy and a fine opportunity for vocabulary building. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two brothers, two great warriors—two brobarians!—engage in an epic backyard battle, until the "magic that ruled all" (aka mother) calls them in. Read full book review >