Wargin’s version is a fluid retelling that even young listeners will comprehend and older readers will enjoy. Lush greens, browns, and gold colors dominate the double-page spreads with the lovely Leelinau depicted as a child just bordering on womanhood.
..this is a well-written and beautifully illustrated piece of history.
...As the book continues, the creature becomes more daring, and children will delight in the antics of both the moose and its young human companion...Colorful spreads and simple rhymes will make this whimsical story a hit.
With great delicacy and sensitivity Kathy-Jo Wargin tells the tragic story of the Edmund Fitzgerald in prose, and with the poem, the “Song of the Bell” unfolding throughout the story. This is a fitting tribute to all the sailors who went down with the Fitzgerald and it is certainly a book which those who were left behind can treasure.
A very pretty rendering of this difficult story.
Easy to read yet thought-provoking; it is exciting but still accurate in its description of the life of Alfred Nobel.
George Gipp’s spirit is everywhere in this game and this book chronicles that spirit so well. Win One for the Gipper: America’s Football Hero is a timeless book for kids everywhere.