Search Results: "Anthony L. Manna"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"The illustrations, with skewed perspectives, eccentric characterizations, superb color sense, and whimsical angles and swoops of line, elevate the tale; readers will be looking for stronger future efforts from these three. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
Told in the fashion of a Greek folktale, this story from newcomers Manna and Mitakidou has neither the steam nor the invention to match the impressive artwork of Potter's debut. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"There can never be too many Cinderellas—well, maybe there can, but definitely make room for this one. (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-8)"
In Greece, it is said that a girl is an orphan when she loses her mother, and that is the only word that names the protagonist in this Cinderella tale. Read full book review >

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THE HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL FAMILY HEALTH GUIDE by Anthony L. Komaroff
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"In all, an enormous amount of sound information, precisely organized for easy reference."
A massive, basic, and complete guide to family health matters'staying well, diagnosing problems, finding help, dealing with the health care and insurance systems—it's all here. Read full book review >

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BLOOD HAVEN by Anthony L. Smith
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

"A well-paced fantasy, though the city of Blood Haven feels underexplored."
This contemporary shotgun-and-sorcery debut novel explores Blood Haven, a city of refuge for magical talents. Read full book review >

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IF by Rudyard Kipling
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Giovanni Manna
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"The poem is widely available in collections, but this rendition—an ethereal alternative to the edition illustrated with photographs by Charles R. Smith, Jr. (2007)—makes a lovely keepsake. (introduction) (Picture book. 8-12)"
Though at times symbolic or only obliquely related to the adjacent lines, Manna's graceful images lend luminous visual notes to Kipling's stately prescription for maturity. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 26, 2012

"Rants aside, a unique perspective on the perils of modern comedy from a survivor with a long memory."
A fast, funny and informative stand-up routine/memoir from one of the major comic stars of the 1970s. Read full book review >

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A YEAR IN THE WOODS by Henry David Thoreau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An elegant reminder of solitary pleasure in nature. (Picture book/memoir. 8-13)"
Selections from Thoreau's Walden are illustrated with full-page and double-page watercolors. Read full book review >

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FIRST MORNING by Nikki Siegen-Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"And who knows—perhaps the time spent would be remembered as a special day worthy of its own poem. (Poetry. 6-10)"
As a concept of both a beginning and an end, as endless and scarce, as ordinary and spectacular, and as something precious to be cherished, the notion of time is explored in this collection of poems by a rich variety of poets. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 25, 1999

"Persuasive aliens, remarkable world-building, and splendid puzzles: fans partial to any of these will find Clement well worth investigating."
Three full-length novels from Clement (Still River, 1987) dating from an era when novels ran to 150—200 pages and didn't wear out their welcome. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Too smug for its own good."
True-crime drama featuring a natural-born grifter who ingeniously scammed his way across the country. Read full book review >

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THIS WEEK IN AUDIOBOOKS
by Bobbi Dumas

Hope you all had a nice 4th of July!

It’s been a great week for me with audiobooks. I had the chance to listen to the upcoming Joshilyn Jackson title, The Almost Sisters (releases July 11; Kirkus gave it a star review).

I simply love Jackson, one of my favorite authors.  A beautiful, witty writer, she tells unique, lively ...


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GOOSEBUMPS
by Leila Roy

When sleep finally comes, I sink into a murky world of shadows. There is a tunnel before me, with bright light in the distance. The ground rumbles. White fog surrounds me. My heart is pounding. Something is coming, but I do not know what, and only feel its presence, a terrible shadow that slithers along the ground, leaving a trail ...

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