Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Smart picture-book version of the classic tale.
By Hugh Lupton
(2006)
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age 6+
 
Lively language, funny stories, fanciful animals.
By Rudyard Kipling
(1902)
age 2+
 
Japanese tale is reinvented with humor.
By Judy Sierra
(1999)
age 9+
 
These tales educate, entertain, and entrance.
By Mary Medlicott
(1995)
age 6+
 
Literary-quality fable is engaging, effective.
By Mem Fox
(2000)
age 6+
 
A beautiful myth with luminous pictures.
By Audrey Wood
(1995)
age 9+
 
Adventures are gripping, a little gruesome.
By Jane Yolen
(2000)
age 6+
 
These fables are solid goofiness.
By Jon Scieszka
(1998)
age 4+
 
Another Pinkney classic worth clucking about.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2006)
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age 9+
 
Clever novelization of the various Hermes myths.
By Stephanie Spinner
(2005)
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age 12+
 
Greek myth has some intense aspects; OK for older kids.
By Stephanie Spinner
(2005)
age 14+
 
Horrifyingly realistic portrayal of ark for teens.
By Geraldine McCaughrean
(2006)
age 8+
 
Magical storytelling brings African folktales to life.
By Nelson Mandela
(2009)
age 5+
 
Fable retold with fabulous artwork and an updated twist.
By Cynthia von Buhler
(2009)
age 12+
 
Fun Traveling Pants-style story with fewer mature themes.
By Pamela Wells
(2008)
age 5+
 
Folk tale steeped in rich language and elegant art.
By Elspeth Graham, Mal Peet
(2010)
age 13+
 
Series fans will find more dreamy angels but not much plot.
By Lauren Kate
(2010)
age 9+
 
Greek goddesses go to high school in clever classic update.
By Joan Holub
(2011)
age 13+
 
Tepid time-travel tome only fun for Fallen fans.
By Lauren Kate
(2011)
age 4+
 
Japanese legend vividly told in striking picture book.
By Wendy Henrichs
(2011)

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