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 >

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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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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 >

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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 >

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: April 3, 1992

"There is a difference between intelligence and voyeurism'')—but the tone of tolerant amusement removes any sense of urgency; in fact, one might see this study as a subtle apologia for agencies that sometimes defy Congress and act with little control."
Intelligence gathering explained and critiqued by Codevilla (Senior Research Fellow/Hoover Institution). 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

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 >

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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 >