Search Results: "The Pope Twins"


BOOK REVIEW

MERMAID DREAMS by Mark Sperring
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: July 1, 2006

"A perfect bedtime 'tail.' (Picture book. 3-5)"
Like many kids, Meriam doesn't like to get ready for bed. Read full book review >

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THE POPE OF BROOKLYN by Joseph Di Prisco
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017

"Despite some solipsistic meandering, a deft, amusing, and tough memoir."
A literary son traces his fugitive father in a pulpy yet cerebral memoir. Read full book review >

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THE TWINS by Tessa De Loo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"A flat-out masterpiece: exhilarating and unforgettable."
The impassioned memories of German twin sisters separated in childhood and ever afterward by "the silly obstacles tossed up by history": that's the core of this brilliant 1993 novel by a hitherto untranslated Dutch writer. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"An upbeat survey of a decent, likable modern leader."
A sincere, adoring look at the life and legacy of the humanist pope who helped modernize the Catholic Church with the convening of Vatican II. Read full book review >

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THE ROMAN TWINS by Roy Gerrard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Told in rhyming verse, the genial book is inhabited by Gerrard's characteristically dwarfish people, living among extraordinarily detailed buildings. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Gerrard (Wagons West!, 1996, etc.) takes on Goths and the Roman Empire with a uniquely upended story of twins. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Kertzer is unflinching and relentless in his exposure of the Vatican's shocking actions."
More deeply troubling revelations around Vatican collaboration with evil. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWINS! by Elaine Scott
by Elaine Scott, photographed by Margaret Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"A fussy layout and a typographical treatment that arbitrarily emphasizes words in the text do not detract from the smiling faces of the brothers and sisters in these pages. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-8)"
A picture book on twinship, for ``singletons'' wondering what it would be like to have a double, and for all those puzzling out what it means to share, for fraternal twins, a birth date, and for identical twins, so many other features. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ICE TWINS by S.K. Tremayne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"Tremayne ably spins numerous variations of the which-twin-is-really-dead idea, playing into the inherent creepiness of wholly identical twins like Kirstie and Lydia, indistinguishable even on a DNA level."
Still reeling from tragedy, the Moorcroft family leaves London for a remote Scottish island only to find their problems increase tenfold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TWINS' BLANKET by Hyewon Yum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Readers who have ever wondered what it's like to be a twin need look no further. (Picture book. 3-6)"
All children have "firsts," but twins have their own special ones. Read full book review >

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THE TWINS OF TRIBECA by Rachel Pine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2005

"Loads of fun, a guilty pleasure that goes down very easily."
The latest fiction from a company insider lays bare the workings of a very thinly veiled Miramax Films. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MIDNIGHT TWINS by Jacquelyn Mitchard
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2008

"Possibly. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A shamelessly manipulative chicklet-lit-cum-horror tale, first in a trilogy, from the famed author of the Oprah pick The Deep End of the Ocean (1996). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HOLY TWINS by Kathleen Norris
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"There's always a place for dePaola's work; older children, or those intent on connecting the words to the beautiful pictures, will find their attention amply repaid. (Biography. 7-10)"
DePaola's inexhaustible wellspring of creativity is never more evident than in ecclesiastical subjects, and in this biography of the twin saints, Benedict and Scholastica, he has outdone himself. Read full book review >