Search Results: "William Low"


BOOK REVIEW

OLD PENN STATION by William Low
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Young readers, New York residents or not, will be more likely to look up the next time they're downtown, and to understand that every structure has a unique story. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
In celebration of one of New York City's vanished glories, Low recreates in words and pictures the ornately decorated, girders-and-glass-ceiling wonder that was old Penn Station. Read full book review >

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DAYTIME NIGHTTIME by William Low
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Calm and soothing—a nonthreatening backyard adventure. (Picture book. 2-4)"
An extremely simple text describes animals a rural child might see in the daytime and nighttime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST DAYS OF JESUS by Bill O'Reilly
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2014

"Insofar as the reading level of the book for adults is on a par with this effort—for the most part, only the substance has been simplified—it's hard to see the value of this iteration. (source list, recommended reading) (Biography. 12-15)"
This distillation of the best-selling Killing Jesus: A History (2013) retains the original's melodramatic tone and present-tense narration. Also its political agenda. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MACHINES GO TO WORK IN THE CITY by William Low
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2012

"Young readers who love these powerful machines will find endless fascination here. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
Trains, planes, trucks and cranes and the people who make them work keep the city moving. Read full book review >

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MACHINES GO TO WORK by William Low
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Low knows what works for kids who like their machines big and busy. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A fun and feisty tour of big, powerful and fascinating machines; each of them is ready, willing and eager to "go to work." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHINATOWN by William Low
by William Low, illustrated by William Low
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

A fictionalized walking tour of New York's Chinatown at the time of the New Year celebration, conducted by a young Chinese- American boy and his grandmother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ME AND MOMMA AND BIG JOHN by Mara Rockliff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"An intriguing examination of the inside story of one of New York City's most important and beloved monuments. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A son tells of his mother's new job cutting stone for "Big John," New York City's yet-unfinished Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GHOST HANDS by T.A. Barron
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"As in Barron and Low's previous collaboration, The Day the Stones Walked (2007), tightly connected visuals and text provoke curiosity and awe about a phenomenon at once mysterious and accessible. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
The ubiquity of the handprint in cave art around the world, and Patagonia in particular, begs unresolved questions about the image's meaning; Barron's invented back story posits that healers, warriors and others who contributed to the common good may have been thus memorialized. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DAY THE STONES WALKED by T.A. Barron
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Earnest but ultimately unlikely to get the message across. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Set on Easter Island, this text-heavy tale imagines the impact of a tsunami on the ancient inhabitants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD MORNING, CITY by Elaine Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Readers can skip these graceless spots and make discoveries in Low's pictures, each of which suggests a story of its own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Striking paintings make up for the lapses in the text of this paean to the early hours in the city, which begins when the floodlights on the tops of tall buildings and the streetlights below still shine, and ends when the sun is high and people are thronging to work and to school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILLY AND MAX by Amy Littlesugar
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"An author's note discusses efforts to restore artwork stolen by the Nazis to their rightful owners. (Picture book. 6-10)"
In WWII Antwerp, Christian Willy and Jewish Max become inseparable after Max's father purchases a painting in the shop owned by Willy's father, and they vow to be "friends forever." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HENRY AND THE KITE DRAGON by Bruce Edward Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"An excellent resource for teaching diversity—and a little urban history as well. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Henry Chu lives in Chinatown in the 1920s; his favorite thing to do is help Grandfather Chin create beautiful, elaborate kites and to fly them. Read full book review >