Search Results: "Alix Delinois"


BOOK REVIEW

EIGHT DAYS by Edwidge Danticat
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Whew! (Picture book. 7-11)"
Composed in the wake of the devastating earthquake of January 2010, this inspired child's-eye view will leave no reader or listener unmoved. Read full book review >

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MUMBET'S DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE by Gretchen Woelfle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"A life devoted to freedom and dignity, worthy of praise and remembrance. (author's note, selected bibliography, further reading) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
With the words of Massachusetts colonial rebels ringing in her ears, a slave determines to win her freedom. Read full book review >

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GREETINGS, LEROY by Itah Sadu
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"A much-needed window and mirror of immigrant experience for young readers. (Picture book 4-7)"
In this loving tale of family migration and making home anew, young Roy's embrace of Bob Marley gives him comfort on his first day of school after the family moves to Canada. Read full book review >

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MUHAMMAD ALI by Walter Dean Myers
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Despite its arresting visuals, it does not replace other such treatments as Jim Haskins's Champion, illustrated by Eric Velasquez (2002), or Tonya Bolden's The Champ, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie (2004). (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Muhammad Ali's life story is interwoven with significant historical events of the latter half of the 20th century—the American civil-rights movement, the war in Vietnam and the growth of the Nation of Islam—and Myers shows how he used his star status to make the case for the rights of African-Americans, conscientious objection and religious freedom as well as boosting his own athleticism. Read full book review >

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FIND YOU IN PARIS by Alix Nichols
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A lighthearted and satisfying romance in the world of French perfume."
A billionaire lures a grocery clerk into a false marriage for mysterious reasons. Read full book review >

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SAMMY by Alix Berenzy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"What Sammy really wants is love and attention, the students soon see, and that's the best lesson of all. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Though somewhat didactic, Berenzy's latest is an engaging and informative primer for kids with classroom pets. Read full book review >

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RAPUNZEL by Alix Berenzy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"For the first time, the use of Rapunzel's hair as a ladder seems utterly viable; her tresses fill her tower room and one long braid trails down the spine of the book. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
Everything is romanticized in this version, told in a slightly archaic and elevated manner—a fairy tale with all the yearnings of a love story. Read full book review >

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THE MISSING PERSON by Alix Ohlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2005

"Well crafted if unsurprising."
In a competent first outing, a young woman's search for her brother among environmental malcontents in New Mexico becomes a quest to find herself. Read full book review >

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THE WIVES' TALE by Alix Wilber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 1991

"Wilber tells a good story well, but this debut novel, readable and entertaining as it is, is a bit of a hybrid—an uneven mix of the comic, the tragic, and the stylistically pretentious."
A family saga, with murder, incest, oddball characters, a remote country setting—in fact, all the usual ``American Gothic'' ingredients with a light dusting of magical realism, Vermont-style, thrown in for literary good measure. Read full book review >

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TO LOVE WHAT IS by Alix Kates Shulman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2008

"Totally engaging and surprisingly frank. For women concerned about facing a similar future, disturbing yet somehow reassuring."
A gripping portrayal of how the lives of a wife and her husband were forever changed when the husband incurred permanent brain damage. Read full book review >

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DRINKING THE RAIN by Alix Kates Shulman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1995

"Inconsequentiality seems to be the point here—as readers marooning themselves at their own summer havens will perhaps best understand."
Slight but not unrewarding, this memoir of a feminist's midlife retreat toward nature and spirituality escapes solipsism by virtue of its terse writing and agreeable epiphanies. Read full book review >