Search Results: "Ysenda Maxtone Graham"


BOOK REVIEW

THE REAL MRS. MINIVER by Ysenda Maxtone Graham
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"An accomplished biography of a minor writer made famous by her times."
A granddaughter brings alive the woman who created Mrs. Miniver, the perfect wife and mother who affirmed British values on the eve of WWII. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 2012

"Small details enriched with deep emotion and dramatic irony."
One of the deans of maritime history returns with some sidebars to enlarge the hefty history of the Titanic. Read full book review >

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AS RIGHT AS RAIN
by Julie Danielson

This week, I read two brand-new picture books I really like, both from authors and illustrators overseas (Wales, England, and Australia) – Bob Graham’s Home in the Rain and Nicola Davies’ King of the Sky, illustrated by Laura Carlin. “It rained and rained and rained,” begins one. “Didn’t it rain!” begins the other. A steady rain even hit ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HOW THE SUN GOT TO COCO'S HOUSE by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"It's great to be able to count on something; readers can count on both the sun and Graham. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The sun takes readers on a world tour as it makes its way to each new dawning horizon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIMITY DUMPTY by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"You can almost hear it. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Graham throws new light onto a familiar nursery rhyme, casting Humpty as the reckless scion of a family of circus acrobats, and giving him a very shy little sister who bravely comes through in the clutch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREETINGS FROM SANDY BEACH by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"A worthwhile message presented in a comically realistic vignette with lots of child appeal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Children's Book Council of Australia's ``Picture Book of the Year'' (1990) is a delightfully offbeat portrayal of a family of four at the beach for the weekend, with details that are perfectly plausible yet unlike the usual clichÇs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CUB’S JOURNEY HOME by Georgia Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An informative book for young nature enthusiasts. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Follow a mother black bear and her newborn cub into the wild. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIVE LITTLE FIREFIGHTERS by Tom Graham
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A small trim size, minimal text, speech bubbles, onomatopoeia and the presence of the station Dalmatian make this a sweetly intimate choice for introducing firefighting and fire safety to preschoolers. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Their dinner interrupted by the fire alarm, five firefighters (including a woman and representing four different races) get dressed while dashing to the fire engine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO HEAL A BROKEN WING by Bob Graham
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"This isn't as personal as Matteo Pericoli's True Story of Stellina (2006), but it will draw a younger audience, and is imbued with the same sensitivity and sense of intimacy. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Captioned by brief phrases that sometimes give way to entirely wordless pages or spreads, this spare episode celebrates the spirit of compassion in a small child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

APRIL AND ESME, TOOTH FAIRIES by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"So very charming, touching and heartwarming. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Fantasy and reality merge as two spunky tooth fairies in an Australian suburb complete their first assignment with aplomb. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX AND THE LOST NOTE by Graham Marsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Disappointingly discordant. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A London-based art director and illustrator delivers a jazz-inspired effort whose snappy illustrations can't redeem its wobbly logic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX by Bob Graham
by Bob Graham, illustrated by Bob Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The rest of the text has a tender quality that can't be overlooked, and the artwork alone—cartoony watercolors of saturated color, broken into numerous panels—will keep young eyes wholly absorbed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
No one will accuse Graham (Benny, 1999, etc.) of excessive subtlety in this story of meeting life's challenges when you are good and ready. Read full book review >