Search Results: "Andrea Castellani"


BOOK REVIEW

BEING FRANK by Donna W. Earnhardt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"On-the-mark help for the parents of inadvertently tactless tots. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Frank believes that honesty is the best policy, but is that always the case? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHADE OF ANDREA FOX by Jacob Terrell
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Moderately entertaining, high-stakes fantasy; first in a planned series."
In Terrell's first novel, high school student Andrea Jillian Fox's mysterious parentage and shadowy destiny threatens two worlds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 5, 2012

"A pleasant voyage for anyone seeking a personal history of the ocean liner."
Simpson (Alive on the Andrea Doria! The Greatest Sea Rescue in History, 2006, etc.) returns to the subject she knows best in her personal account of the 1956 wreck of the SS Andrea Doria off New England's coast en route to New York. Read full book review >

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THE SAINT OF LOST THINGS by Christopher Castellani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2005

"Not exactly a big romantic finish, but those who appreciate clear-eyed, unsentimental fiction will find its realism fresh and moving."
The heroine of A Kiss for Maddalena (2003) grows up a lot in Castellani's second novel. Read full book review >

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A KISS FROM MADDALENA by Christopher Castellani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2003

"Not perfect, but Castellani's faultless reproduction of a distant time and place, his elegant, eloquent prose, and his warm sympathy mark him as a talent to watch."
Lyrical first outing about star-crossed love in southern Italy in the 1940s. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF PERSPECTIVE by Christopher Castellani
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"A modest, gracefully written meditation on creativity and craft."
A close look at writers' crucial choices. Read full book review >

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ALL THIS TALK OF LOVE by Christopher Castellani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Castellani writes movingly, affectingly of immigrant life, of the dichotomy of cultures, of the persistence of love across generations."
"You have to tend to family like you tend to a garden," writes Castellani (The Saint of Lost Things, 2005, etc.) in his third literary effort. Read full book review >

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101 Things I Want to Say to My Daughter, Andrea, on Beginning Her Career by Douglas J. Wood
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 9, 2013

"A welcome adjunct to the wealth of how-to parenting literature."
An affectionate advice and how-to manual for an adult child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLIOT’S NOISY NIGHT by Andrea Beck
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"MPQUOTEPAGECOUNT 802) or the shelf full of other takes on the theme. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The plush moose gets past another common domestic challenge in this seventh outing in the industry known as Elliot (Elliot Gets Stuck, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >

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ELLIOT’S BATH by Andrea Beck
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Fans of the books will not be disappointed, but there's not much else to recommend. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Several stuffed animals run into a problem when Socks the monkey inadvertently spills paint on herself and on Elliot the plush moose. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE OLD FARM FOLK by Andrea Wisnewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"An idyllic and idealized portrait of rural America, preserved in ink and paint rather than amber. (Board book. 1-3)"
A cozy board book is as traditional as "traditional" can be. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"At once intimate and universal; the riveting story of an unforgettable life lived during an unbelievable time. (Verse biography. 9 & up)"
Cheng follows on the Caldecott Honor-winning Dave the Potter, by Laban Carrick Hill and illustrated by Bryan Collier (2010), to further open up the fascinating life of the enslaved potter named Dave for children. Read full book review >