Search Results: "Alessandro Gatti"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF SNOWFLAKE AND INKDROP by Alessandro Gatti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A love story with design elements and harmonious illustrations that might spread its appeal from children to adult readers looking for an unusual wedding gift and beyond. (Picture book. 6-8, adult)"
A snowflake meets a drop of ink in midair in this dreamy, creatively designed import. Read full book review >

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THE DARK LADY by Alessandro Gatti
by Alessandro Gatti, illustrated by Iacopo Bruno, translated by Chris Turner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Enjoyable brainteaser with a period flavor. (Fiction. 8-13)"
In this charming mystery/adventure mashup set in 1870, the boy Sherlock Holmes and two equally fictional friends, Irene Adler and Arsène Lupin, solve a puzzle involving a dead burglar and a stolen necklace. Read full book review >

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THE RIVER by Alessandro Sanna
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

"Along the lines of Blexbolex's Seasons (2010), an immersive visual experience that richly rewards patient attention. (afterword) (Picture book. 6-9, adult)"
An Italian illustrator makes his U.S. debut with an impressionistic record of an annual cycle along the Po River. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC FLUTE by Anne Gatti
adapted by Anne Gatti, illustrated by Peter Malone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"An audio CD is included (with musical cues in the book); if everything pales before the music, readers will still sense how the opera's magic worked on Gatti and Malone, and gain an entry to the magic themselves. (Picture book. 7-11)"
This retelling of Mozart's wonderful opera works particularly well for two reasons. Read full book review >

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VERITAS: The Pharmacological Endgame by Alessandro Boccaletti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2016

"An appealing tale of conspiracy and murder, occasionally interrupted by excessive particulars."
Australian scientists develop of a vaccine to eradicate obesity, which ignites a swift and ultimately lethal response from an international pharmaceutical organization in Boccaletti's (Big, Fat American Lion Book, 2016) thriller.Read full book review >

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YELLOW, RED, BLUE AND IF I GET ANGRY GREY by Alessandro Sanna
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2013

"A rewarding alternative for children who find the digital edition of Hervé Tullet's Press Here (2012) too relentlessly inscrutable. (iPad play app. 4-8)"
This inventive pairing of colors with musical riffs offers almost unlimited opportunities for visual and aural experimentation—plus jigsaw puzzles for more structured entertainment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 19, 2016

"A concise, informative look at the problem of obesity and the factors that make it a rapidly growing epidemic."
A short debut guide presents the common causes, complications, and cultural norms surrounding weight issues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AESOP'S FABLES by Aesop
by Aesop, adapted by Anne Gatti, illustrated by Safaya Salter
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"The publisher doesn't identify the adapter, and there's no comment on her sources. (Folklore. 6+)"
Fifty-eight economically retold fables, many of them relatively unfamiliar. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SILK by Alessandro Baricco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1997

"Masterly."
Silk ($15.00; Oct. 15; 96 pp.; 1-86046-510-X): A fine novella, set in 19th-century France and the Orient, by a celebrated Italian musicologist and writer. Read full book review >

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CITY by Alessandro Baricco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2002

"Reading City is like trying to play a newly marketed game whose rules aren't included in the package."
The fourth novel from the Italian author of Silk (1997) and Ocean Sea (1999) is a manic comedy set in the US, about the process of storytelling, as performed by its two protagonists: a precocious 13-year-old boy improbably called Gould, who recounts a rags-to-riches story of an unlikely boxing champion to two effectively captive listeners, and Gould's paid companion (and eventual surrogate mother), the even more improbably named—and characterized—Shatzy Shell. Read full book review >

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MR. GWYN by Alessandro Baricco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2014

"Although the events he recounts remain cryptic, Baricco's style is lucid, and the appearance-versus-reality mind games he plays with his readers are fascinating."
Two novellas, thematically related by the theme of love...or the lack of love. Read full book review >