Search Results: "Andrea Ciofi degli Atti"


BOOK REVIEW

ENZO FERRARI MUSEUM by Andrea Ciofi degli Atti
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"A pleasure for car buffs, especially those of the Formula 1 racing persuasion. (Requires iOS 6.1 and above.)"
A fly-on-the-wall—if not flying-down-the-track—virtual visit to one of Italian motordom's principal shrines. Read full book review >

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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 >

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THE CONJURER'S RIDDLE by Andrea Cremer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A suitably swashbuckling sequel. (Steampunk. 12 & up)"
The sequel to The Inventor's Secret (2014) finds plucky Resistance warrior Charlotte leading her small but trusty band of youthful rebels through the thickets and swamps of the New York Wildlands in a desperate bid to reach French-held rebel territory near a fictional New Orleans. Read full book review >

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ANATOMY OF A MISFIT by Andrea Portes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A compelling debut for teens from adult novelist Portes (Hick, 2007, etc.). (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
Anika Dragomir, the third most popular girl at her high school in 1980s Nebraska, is pursued by two different boys, both off-limits to her, in a romance filled with seriously funny dark humor and tragedy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DORKO THE MAGNIFICENT by Andrea Beaty
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Beaty slips in some important stuff here, but the supporting characters steal the show. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A young would-be magician gets lessons in both stagecraft and life from a crusty elder. Read full book review >

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ANYA'S WAR by Andrea Alban
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A delightfully textured—but confusingly rushed—glimpse at a little-remembered period of Jewish history. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
It's 1937, and Anya is becoming accustomed to Shanghai. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLFSBANE by Andrea Cremer
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"Creative and absorbing fantasy. (Paranormal adventure. 14 & up)"
This second installment in the well-received Nightshade series puts 17-year-old alpha girl-wolf Calla into an alignment with her erstwhile mortal enemies, the Seekers, in an effort to save her pack and eventually the world. Read full book review >

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RED SKY AT MORNING by Andrea Wyman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"A glossary of German words and phrases used by the family is included. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Callie's grandfather (``Opa'') settled his Indiana farm 40 years ago, but for Callie, her older sister Katherine, and their mother, the future lies in Oregon, where their father is already searching for the right farm. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2003

"Fantasy fans who prefer knowing what to expect will scoop this up and be eager for the next episode. (maps, afterword) (Fiction. 10-13)"
Four modern children find the second of four hidden talismans to bolster the magical forces of Light in this conventional but smoothly plotted import. Read full book review >

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FAITH, HOPE, AND CHICKEN FEATHERS by Andrea Wyman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1994

"Though it's sometimes too complicated, readers are sure to relate to the predicaments of the well-developed main characters. (Fiction 9-12)"
Wyman's second is about survival, and about the trade-offs when some things are lost while others are found. Read full book review >

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THE FALL OF BUTTERFLIES by Andrea Portes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 10, 2016

"Snarky and painfully astute. But in a good way. (Fiction. 15-18)"
See the girl on the train, the white one "with the frizzy red hair and funny mouth"? That's 16-year-old Willa Parker. Willa has a simple two-point plan: move to the East Coast…and kill herself. Read full book review >