Search Results: "Angelo Rinaldi"


BOOK REVIEW

HORSE by Malachy Doyle
ANIMALS
Released: June 17, 2008

"A beautiful book for equine lovers of all ages, storytime and up. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Similar in look and feel to the duo's well-received Cow (2002), this offering follows a foal from his dam's patient waiting, through his birth and first romp in spring pasture, his furry-coated winter and, finally, the day he's first haltered and his training begins. Read full book review >

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COW by Malachy Doyle
Kirkus Star
by Malachy Doyle, illustrated by Angelo Rinaldi
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"It's hard work being a cow," writes Doyle (Baby See, Baby Do!, p. 103, etc.), tongue firmly in cheek. Read full book review >

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Teller's Tale: The Journals of Esoph by Angelo Verdelli
Released: Jan. 16, 2013

"An exciting, highly readable fantasy adventure that explores life's deep questions."
This pairing of the first two books in Verdelli's planned six-part YA fantasy saga tells of gods, kings and kids from South Portland. Read full book review >

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FIRST FAMILIES by Bonnie Angelo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Somewhat arbitrarily organized but constantly revealing and intimate, a must for any political junkie's personal bookshelf."
A sweeping panorama of family life on Pennsylvania Avenue. Read full book review >

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JULIET’S MOON by Ann Rinaldi
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2008

"One of Rinaldi's best. ('what happened next,' author's note, bibliography) (Fiction. 10 & up)"
"At your age, all you should be worried about is clothes and boys and reading Moll Flanders," Seth tells his 12-year-old sister, Juliet Bradshaw. Read full book review >

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LEIGH ANN’S CIVIL WAR by Ann Rinaldi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A mess. (author's note, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Veteran Rinaldi spins a tale that combines low melodrama, cringeworthy faux-Indian mysticism, a back story only the author could possibly understand, a saccharine depiction of slavery, two pregnancies of convenience and only a passing regard for historical accuracy for a nearly 300-page slog that seems to have enjoyed zero editorial intervention. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1999

Beginning with slow, laboring words that lead first to ghastly realization, and then to mature understanding, Rinaldi (Cast Two Shadows, 1998, etc.) explores some of the tragic fates of Native American children during the late 1800s. Read full book review >

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CAST TWO SHADOWS by Ann Rinaldi
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Anna Myers's Keeping Room (1997), a less disingenuous story set in the same place and time, offers a more direct view of the unusual brutality that characterized the war in the Carolinas. (bibliography) (Fiction. 12-15)"
Skeletons come and go from a wealthy South Carolina family's closet when the British army arrives in this tale set during the Revolutionary War. Read full book review >

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AMELIA'S WAR by Ann Rinaldi
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

Rinaldi (My Heart is on the Ground, p. 228, etc.) makes character count in a rousing novel that is more than a portrait of a town and a people divided during the Civil War. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A tragic tale, beautifully written and researched. (Fiction. 12+)"
The short and not very happy life of America's first black poet, brought to vibrant life by Rinaldi (The Blue Door, p. 1241, etc.). Read full book review >