Search Results: "Woody Guthrie"


BOOK REVIEW

HONEYKY HANUKAH by Woody Guthrie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Sure to become a tradition at Hanukkah parties everywhere. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A Woody Guthrie Hanukkah folk tune written in part for his wife's Jewish family is brought to life with droll cartoon illustrations and a toe-tapping klezmer musical arrangement. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF EARTH by Woody Guthrie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"An entertainment—and an achievement even more than a curiosity, yet another facet of Guthrie's multiplex talents."
Radical American folk singer Guthrie, gone 45 years now, turns in an accomplished if somewhat symbol-dense piece of fiction. Read full book review >

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WOODY'S 20 GROW BIG SONGS by Woody Guthrie
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1992

"Also available with a cassette recording by son Arlo. (Nonfiction. 0-6)"
With easy, singable tunes, lots of repetitive verses with real child appeal, and the hallowed folk singer's own lively, freely rendered sketches, this replication of an unpublished book that the Guthries put together in 1948 for their children will be especially valuable to parents and in day-care centers. Read full book review >

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HOWDI DO by Woody Guthrie
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

"Along with 1998's edition of This Land Is Your Land, illustrated by Kathy Jacobsen, here's proof that both the breadth and the depth of vision in Guthrie's music can survive the transition to another medium. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Radunsky (An Edward Lear Alphabet, 1999, etc.) suspends collage people constructed with large pieces of brightly colored, painted, or patterned paper over infectiously feel-good lyrics that invite readers and listeners to "stick out your little hand to every woman, kid and man," while singing out the "Howjee, heejee, hijee, hojee, how di do, sir, doodle doo" nonsense chorus. Read full book review >

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MY DOLLY by Woody Guthrie
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Two obviously well-loved dolls belonging to the illustrator appear as themselves in collage photographs; one might have a little more trouble appreciating the occasional scribble of his children and their friends. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Radunsky has illustrated several other Woody Guthrie tunes (Howdi Do, 2000, etc.) with his familiar gouache and collage figures: a yellow dog, a multi-striped cat, and a little girl with a teacup chapeau. Read full book review >

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NEW BABY TRAIN by Woody Guthrie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Unfortunately, as charming as the illustrations are, this train isn't bound for glory, as there is no music included for the unfamiliar song (which was only recently recorded for the first time) and the lyrics are not particularly successful as text to be read aloud. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rather than airborne transport of newborns by the stork, singer and songwriter Woody Guthrie imagined distribution of infants by a special-delivery train. Read full book review >

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TARZAN WORE CHAPS by Woody Barlow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2013

"A delightful exploration of childhood fantasy, rudely awakened by reality."
Barlow, the son of a Kansas farmer, escapes into a wonderful world of daydreams in this promising debut memoir. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANKIE MURPHY'S KISS LIST by Donna Guthrie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"Believable, endearing characters, snappy dialogue, and a good story make this latest from Guthrie (The Witch Who Lives down the Hall, 1985) an authentic, funny slice of pre-junior-high life. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Travis Marshall has had enough of Frankie Murphy's bragging about Philadelphia, where he used to live, and about the girls he's kissed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 4, 2013

"A thriller of a tale and a worthy scene-setter for this summer's trophy defense in San Francisco Bay."
How billionaire Larry Ellison and his Oracle team succeeded in returning the America's Cup, the premier prize in global yachting, to the United States. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABIGAIL ADAMS by Woody Holton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"The 'saucy' lady gets a generous treatment in this entertaining gambol through the Founding era."
Richly detailed biography of Abigail Adams (1744-1818), sprightly with quotes from letters and chockfull of legendary names. Read full book review >