Search Results: "Angelo"


BOOK REVIEW

TWO MOMS, THE ZARK, AND ME by Johnny Valentine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"An entertaining way to state a message that's more straightforwardly conveyed in photos of actual families in Aylette Jenness's Families: A Celebration of Diversity, Commitment and Love (1990). (Picture book. 4-8)"
While his moms chat with a friend in the park, the narrator (in spritely verse that emulates Dr. Seuss with somewhat mixed success) wanders into the zoo, where ``...I saw a tame Zark./The Zark is so rare,/They once thought it extinct./But the Zark seemed to like me./She saw me...and winked.'' After a friendly game of catch with the dinosaur-like Zark (the kid is the ball), he realizes he's lost; worse, the McFinks, who volunteer to help him find his parents, are horrified that they are both moms (``It's wrong! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DANGEROUS ART OF BLENDING IN by Angelo Surmelis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Another heartbreaking novel that pits religion and sexuality against each other, but with an important, culturally specific perspective. (author's note, resources) (Fiction. 14-18)"
Mother really doesn't know best in this tale of a closeted gay teen from a devout Christian household. Read full book review >

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FLIP'S FANTASTIC JOURNAL by Angelo DeCesare
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"DeCesare avoids the re-entry problem when Flip returns to planet Earth from his imaginings, and so as an inspirational guide for would-be writers this book loses a step, but there is no contest when it comes to which of Flip's two Saturdays readers will want to share with him. (Picture book. 6-9)"
DeCesare has worked a canny little trick with this encourage-readers-to-write book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LIFE OF JESUS by Sophie Piper
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"A brief but thorough introduction to a complex subject. (Religion. 5-10)"
The story of the life of Jesus is retold for school-age children using a small, attractive format that will be popular for the gift market. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 1997

"His tendency to condemn absolutely, eliminating all nuance or complexity from social analysis, gives Codevilla an edge in the competition and should amuse readers who can appreciate his willingness to set reality aside in pursuit of seductive generalizations."
Proof that even the most promising topic can be drained of meaning by a heavy-handed ideological analysis. Read full book review >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 25, 2013

"Generally splendid reading and potentially life-changing for readers willing to go beyond the normal."
A journey from ego to spirit and from fear to love, described with humility by a debut author who's still on the path. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROLLER SKATES by Valenti Angelo
Released: Oct. 16, 1936

"An interesting picture of New York 40 odd years ago."
This might be sold as non-fiction as we are told it is autobiographical. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CONVERSATION by Angelo E. Volandes
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"A compassionate and informative treatment of a painful subject."
Harvard Medical School researcher Volandes, founder of Advance Care Planning Decisions, draws the curtain aside to reveal the painful realities of dying in a hospital setting. Read full book review >