Books by Jacqueline K. Ogburn and Complete Book Reviews

Laurel Long, Author, Jacqueline K. Ogburn, Author, PH.D. Nicholas Long, Illustrator , illus. by Laurel Long. Dial $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-8037-2651-2
Retelling a Brothers Grimm tale also known as "The Singing, Springing Lark," Long and Ogburn bring to their adaptation the same flourish and romance that distinguished their The Magic Nesting Doll . This story, which combines elements of "
Jacqueline K. Ogburn, Author, Marjorie Priceman, Illustrator , illus. by Marjorie Priceman. Houghton $16 (32p) ISBN 978-0-618-44557-8
Chock-full of fluffy meringue pies and a forlorn poltergeist, this culinary ghost story shows how, with a little determination, two cooks can learn to share a single kitchen. Miss Cora Lee Merriweather's bakery is "the best bake shop in...
Jacqueline K. Ogburn, Author, Laurel Long, Illustrator , illus. by Laurel Long. Puffin $6.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-14-250065-1
When a girl arrives in a city under a wicked spell, she needs the help of a nesting doll bequeathed to her from her dying grandmother to break the enchantment. As PW wrote in a starred review, the "assured storytelling memorably joins...
Jacqueline K. Ogburn, Author, James Ransome, Illustrator Dial Books $15.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-8037-1429-8
Ogburn (The Reptile Ball) reminisces about the jukebox days of the 1950s through a girl's treasured Saturday spent with her grandfather. Donna's Poppaw is ""a jukebox man. He had jukeboxes in dozens of diners and restaurants, fish camps and truck...
Jacqueline K. Ogburn, Author, Toby Sherry, Editor, Laurel Long, Illustrator Dial Books $18.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-8037-2414-3
Opulent oil paintings, as lushly colored and intricately detailed as a Russian lacquer box, set the stage for this original folktale. As Katya's grandmother lies dying, she bequeaths Katya a magic matryoshka, or Russian nesting doll, and tells her...
Jacqueline K. Ogburn, illus. by Chris Raschka. Houghton Mifflin, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-547-42862-8
Move over, “sunshine.” Ogburn and Raschka give families a whole new vocabulary with which to express their love, exploring terms of endearment used around the globe. Impish, doe-eyed figures rendered in broad, calligraphic brushstrokes wear with...
Jacqueline K. Ogburn, Author, Brian Ajhar, Illustrator Dial Books $14.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-8037-1376-5
Much of the fun of this oddball romp is rereading it for the clues missed the first time through. The protagonist's name (given to the title) is an early indication that our protagonist is, well, of a different breed. While returning home for a...
Jacqueline K. Ogburn, Author, Nancy Carlson, Illustrator Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books $15 (1p) ISBN 978-0-688-11049-9
The cartoonish competitors of professional wrestling may well attract some kids, but that interest alone hardly guarantees that young readers will warm to the flabby and pasty-complected hero of this inexpert effort. And perhaps they shouldn't....
Jacqueline K. Ogburn, illus. by Nicoletta Ceccoli, Houghton Mifflin, $17 (32p) ISBN 978-0-61886254-2
Ogburn's inventive collective nouns for fantasy creatures are brought to life in Ceccoli's dreamlike mixed-media illustrations. A "vengeance" of sharp-nosed (and topless) harpies descends in a stormy tableau of sea-spray and mist, near a "tangle" of
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