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 9+
 
A spirited retelling of tales old and new.
By Virginia Hamilton
(1995)
age 9+
 
Folktales full of humor and history.
By Virginia Hamilton
(1985)
age 4+
 
A lesson in humanity laced with humor and magic.
By Robert D. San Souci
(1989)
age 4+
 
Jazzy, inventive take on West African folktale.
By Verna Aardema
(1975)
age 4+
 
The absurd behavior keeps kids coming back.
By Esphyr Slobodkina
(1969)
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)
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age 14+
 
Ancient Saxon saga in graphic novel form. Good but gory.
By Gareth Hinds
(2007)
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age 8+
 
Giant legend too heady and scary for little ones.
By David Wisniewski
(2007)
age 7+
 
Folktale about hope, flying, and the magic of storytelling.
By Alice McGill
(2008)

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