Search Results: "Wendell Minor"


BOOK REVIEW

TRAPPED! A WHALE'S RESCUE by Robert Burleigh
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Minor's illustrations carry the day, helping readers and whale get past the rescue to the informative backmatter. (resources) (Informational picture book. 4-10)"
Trapped by over 20 ropes set by a crab-trapping boat, each over 200 feet long, a humpback whale struggles to stay alive. Read full book review >

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EDWARD HOPPER PAINTS HIS WORLD by Robert Burleigh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"Well-researched and carefully paced, this is an enduring and inspiring book that will help kids to understand the why and the how of an artist at work. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
Two masters of illustrated, brief biographies for young people reunite (If You Spent a Day with Thoreau at Walden Pond, 2012) for this accessible introduction to an iconic 20th-century American realist. Read full book review >

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GRAND CANYON by Wendell Minor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Less a systematic tour of the Grand Canyon than a visual and verbal appreciation of its large- scale and small-scale beauties, this will delight young armchair travelers and naturalists. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
The fruit of a 12-day visit to the Grand Canyon, Minor goes solo in this departure from his usual meticulously detailed art for an album of watercolor sketches. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW BIG COULD YOUR PUMPKIN GROW? by Wendell Minor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"Playing with scale and prompting readers to think big ensures a quick and entertaining tour to awesome sights. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Minor focuses his attention on the symbolic gourd of fall, juxtaposing national landmarks or record-setting structures with visions of impossibly enormous pumpkins or jack-o'-lanterns. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 2006

Striking pictures make this patriotic alphabet particularly memorable. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAYLIGHT STARLIGHT WILDLIFE by Wendell Minor
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"For storytime or laptime, another beautiful rendition of the natural world. (Picture book. 2-7)"
An album of contrasts introduces diurnal and nocturnal animals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EAGLES ARE BACK by Jean Craighead George
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2013

"A heartwarming culmination to a distinguished career. (Picture book. 5-9)"
George, who chronicled the return to America's wild places of wolves and buffalo in two similar titles, now celebrates the comeback of the American bald eagle with a combination of fact and imagination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JULIE by Jean Craighead George
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 30, 1994

"Interesting Eskimo village lore, and more lupine detail, but the unifying theme here—Miyax saving the wolves—is not nearly as arresting as the original. (Fiction. 10+)"
This sequel to 1973 Newbery Medal-winning Julie of the Wolves continues the story of Julie Edwards Miyax Kapugen, the girl who traveled across the tundra with her adoptive wolf pack. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF YOU WERE A PANDA BEAR by Florence Minor
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"A lovely title to engage the imaginations and interest of budding animal enthusiasts. (bear facts, resources) (Picture book. 2-6)"
A global array of bears parade by in this delightful story for the very young. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS TREE! by Florence Minor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A final page of supplementary information offers some interesting facts about the history of Christmas trees. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Imaginative Christmas trees of unusual sizes and materials are the focus of this holiday story for younger children with retro art that points adult readers back to the 1950s. Read full book review >

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IF YOU WERE A PENGUIN by Florence Minor
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Not a standout as either a rhyming picture book or a beginning nonfiction title about penguins. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The second from this husband-and-wife team (Christmas Tree!, 2005) explores the many things that penguins can do and suggests to readers that they can also share in these activities. Read full book review >