Search Results: "Amy de la Haye"


BOOK REVIEW

CHANEL by Amy de la Haye
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 20, 1995

"Chanel."
This handsomely illustrated history of the work, rather than the life, of couturiere Gabrielle ``Coco'' Chanel (18831971) is more a commercial than a personal biography. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 1997

"Colorful and witty; only the authors' dry though informative text lacks style."
The look of this volume is as eye-poppingly witty as the clothes that inspired it. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2012

"Not every reader will share Clara's strong affinity for fashion, but there's no denying the beauty of the showcased. (iPad storybook app. 4-12)"
What begins as a simple story about a girl trying to restore her grandmother's torn hat becomes an unexpectedly detailed look at fashion treasures from a famous British museum. Read full book review >

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POEMAS DE LA ISLA by Josefina de la Torre
Released: June 1, 2000

De la Torre, now 93 and living in Madrid, was born in the Canary Islands and was among the original members of the "generation of '27"—the Latino Bloomsbury Group that included such stars as Buñuel, Salinas, and Lorca. Read full book review >

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MEMORIAS DE UN CAMALEON by Miguel De La Cruz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2013

"A creative, evocative mix of stories."
A debut collection of short fiction, mostly in Spanish, addressing aspects of the Mexican and Mexican-American experiences. Read full book review >

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CARRETA DE LA MUERTE by Mari Ulmer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2001

"The highlight may be the appended Spanish-to-English glossary."
Taos, New Mexico, gearing up for the revelry of Las Fiestas, suddenly has more con artists and killers than tourists. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Even with its design flaws, the book remains a good choice for bilingual storytimes and conversations about color. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Following Opuestos (2009), Weill introduces colors with mixed success in the latest book in her bilingual First Concepts with Mexican Folk Art series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CREME DE LA CRIME by Janet Hutchings
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"By and large, however, Hutchings's compendium should serve readers well through many a dark and stormy night."
The modern crime story is not just about whodunit anymore. Read full book review >

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LA PLACE DE LA CONCORDE SUISSE by John McPhee
NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 1984

"In today's Swiss view, disaffection balances perfectionism—but McPhee's is the version of a connoisseur, to be savored in itself."
A sparkling report—if that's what's wanted—on that choice anomaly, the Swiss Army: a 650,000-man militia, always battle-ready, in a country that hasn't fought a war for nearly five hundred years. Read full book review >

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Frances Calderón de la Barca by Marion Hall Fisher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2016

"A well-researched and engaging portrait of writer Fanny Calderón de la Barca."
A biography of the Scottish-born wife of a Spanish diplomat, known for her writings on life in 19th-century Mexico. Read full book review >

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ALL CLAIR DE LA LUNE by H.A. Rey
Released: Sept. 18, 1941

"Illustrations in full color. This should prove very useful for nursery schools, kindergartens, etc."
Charming and very original presentation of a good selection of French nursery songs, with amusing layout for musical score,-the notes taking the form of appropriate objects, suggesting the text of the songs. Read full book review >