Search Results: "Amelia Lau Carling"


BOOK REVIEW

MAMA AND PAPA HAVE A STORE by Amelia Lau Carling
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

Carling's first solo outing recounts a day in the life of her family's general store in the heart of Guatemala City. Read full book review >

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ABUELOS by Pat Mora
by Pat Mora, illustrated by Amelia Lau Carling, translated by Elena Iribarren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Also available in a Spanish edition (ISBN: 978-0-88899-717-3). (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lovely watercolors contribute to the charm of this story about a wintertime tradition in northern New Mexico, when the abuelos, or grandfathers, disguised as frightening old men, swoop down from the mountains on cold winter nights to scare the children into good behavior. Read full book review >

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BRAVO, CHICO CANTA! BRAVO! by Pat Mora
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Food for thought for monolingual mouselings—not to mention their parents and teachers. (afterword) (Picture book/folk tale. 5-8)"
A little mouse's foreign-language skills save his family from a cat in this mother-daughter debut. Read full book review >

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AMELIA EARHART by Elgen M. Long
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"The Longs' extensive research, coupled with their mastery of technical detail, should make this the definitive study of its subject."
A detailed chronicle of the last days of Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, and what went before, based upon an exhaustive 25-year study. Read full book review >

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AMELIA EARHART by Lynda Pflueger
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"A solid landing. (b&w photos, not seen) (Biography. 10-14)"
Part of the Historical American Biographies series, this personalized account of America's adored darling of aviation avoids a didactic tone most of the time by incorporating many quotes from Earhart into the narrative. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"The author's knowledge of aviation history renders this a proficient chronicle of women in flight."
Brisk life of the famed aviator who is more often taken to task for her sloppy technique than lauded for her bravery. Read full book review >

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AMELIA EARHART by Sarah Stewart Taylor
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 2, 2010

"Like Earhart herself, this book ought to soar exuberantly into the hearts of its readers. (Graphic historical fiction. 9-12)"
The Center of Cartoon Studies, producer of the critically lauded graphic biographies of Harry Houdini, Satchel Paige and Henry David Thoreau, adheres to the same winning formula with this charmer about famed aviator Amelia Earhart. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2005

"An inspiration and a delight. (bibliography, author's note) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
With spirited language and marvelous collages, an abecedarium of contemporary women takes flight. Read full book review >

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RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA by Kimberly McCreight
Released: April 2, 2013

"Readers will need to swallow the premise that a police homicide investigator would allow the mother of a victim to tag along on the investigation and question witnesses, but otherwise, this is a solid debut novel."
Former attorney McCreight pens a multilayered legal thriller. Read full book review >