Search Results: "Amelia Lau Carling"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

ISADORA by Amelia Gray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 23, 2017

"A novel equal to its larger-than-life protagonist."
Captivating historical fiction from the award-winning author of Threats (2012) and Museum of the Weird (2010). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 28, 2008

"Intriguing and moving, though disappointingly incomplete."
British journalist Thomas debuts with a fraught portrait of the Municipal Zoo of Qalqilya, the last surviving zoo in Palestine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GUTSHOT by Amelia Gray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2015

"The best of Gray's stories find that balance between devastation and humor and navigate an uneasy territory with agility; in this book, there are many that reach that mark."
The minute details of life are memorably rendered in surreal and sometimes grotesque ways. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL JUST GLASS by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Jan. 11, 2011

"Goth entertainment. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
This sequel to Shattered Mirror (2001) in the Den of Shadows series continues the story of the Vida witch clan and their mortal enemies: vampires. Read full book review >

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PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 9, 2008

"Awkward phrasing weighs down the muddled story line and the characters are too thinly developed to be very sympathetic, but this fast-paced narrative will be a quick read for devotees of the genre. (Horror. 11-14)"
Perfectly pedestrian storytelling marks this newest from the former teen phenom. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRESH GIRLS by Evelyn Lau
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 1995

"Drags on too long, despite the volume's slimness."
A collection of sordid short fiction about sex, initially seductive but ultimately disappointing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Uplifting story of peace, reconciliation and an incredible life's journey."
The Chief Rabbi of Israel recounts a harrowing journey from child prisoner in Buchenwald to champion of Holocaust survivors. Read full book review >

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AMELIA GRAY
by Rachel Sugar

If you know anything about Isadora Duncan, it is likely you know this: she was a modern dancer—not just any modern dancer, but the mother of modern dance—and she died, spectacularly, when her silk scarf (hand painted) caught in the wheel of an open automobile.

“When I tell people about Isadora,” says Amelia Gray, whose latest novel — titled ...


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