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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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HENRY FINDS HIS WORD by Lindsay Ward
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Let this be the first first-word book to pull from the shelf. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Seeing that baby talk isn't working as well as he'd like, Henry decides to find his first word. Read full book review >

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DON’T EAT THE BABYSITTER! by Nick Ward
ANIMALS
Released: April 11, 2006

"Will appeal to the shark lovers more than to the parents of their own wild child. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Sammy is a rather excitable shark, who tends to bite things when emotions run high; in his last outing, Don't Eat the Teacher (2004), it was his schoolmates and supplies. Read full book review >

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FARMER GEORGE AND THE SNOWSTORM by Nick Ward
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"The story has its moments of staggering sweetness, but the genial atmosphere of cooperation and rhythms of farm life strike elemental chords. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Avuncular and appealing, Farmer George—along with his wife, Dotty, and the company of animals that populate his quaint English farm—once again rise to the challenge presented by life in the countryside. Read full book review >