Search Results: "Avis Cardella"


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SPENT by Avis Cardella
NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 2010

"One woman's quest for the meaning of living beyond her means—a middling memoir."
A study in how compulsive acquisition can lead to untold loss. Read full book review >

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RARA AVIS by Jacqueline Weld
Released: Oct. 15, 1998

"A witty, amusing romp—and the memorably vituperative Soraida is a rare bird indeed."
A comic magical-realist parable, this blithe debut novel features a talking (and thinking) parrot and is set in an unspecified time (perhaps the '50s) and South American country (near Argentina). Read full book review >

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AVIS DOLPHIN by Frieda Wishinsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Arty illustrations and a turgid, purpose-driven narrative waste this opportunity to highlight a major tragedy in its centennial year. Interested readers will get more from Diana Preston's Remember the Lusitania! (2003). (afterword) (Historical fiction. 9-11)"
Readers who think that the Titanic was the only great ocean liner that ever sank will find this fictionalized eyewitness account of the torpedoed Lusitania's last voyage a revelation.Read full book review >

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LEAP INTO POETRY by Avis Harley
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Poetry buffs and teachers will enjoy the varied types of poetry, kids, the humorous poems, but otherwise this is a more of a stumble than a leap. (Poetry. 7-10)"
A combination poetry book, instruction manual, and collection of bug facts is the latest companion to Harley's Fly with Poetry (not reviewed). Read full book review >

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GOOD GIRLS DON'T WEAR TROUSERS by Lara Cardella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

When she won a literary prize for this slim debut novel in 1989, the 19-year-old Cardella was shunned by her own Sicilian village, whose inhabitants claimed that the brutal, gossipy small- town culture she depicted was an inaccurate reflection of their own. Read full book review >

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THE MONARCH’S PROGRESS by Avis Harley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Young poets and naturalists should both be drawn to this. (Poetry. 7-10)"
Using a variety of poetic forms and devices, Harley follows monarch butterflies through a cycle of development and migration. Read full book review >

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SEA STARS by Avis Harley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Harley concludes with two pages of interesting facts about the sea creatures that also serve as an index. (Poetry. 7-12)"
Close-up color photographs of an assortment of sea creatures inspired this well-designed collection of 27 short poems in a range of styles appropriate to each subject. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 27, 2012

"An enthusiastic, persuasive case to start probing outer space again."
Astrophysicist Tyson, the director of Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, delivers a forceful, cumulative argument for space exploration even in the face of a disastrous economy. Read full book review >

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NOURISH THE FLAME WITHIN by Lynette Avis
Released: Oct. 8, 2012

"A successful, well-organized meditation guide."
In this self-help guide, debut authors Avis and Brown combine scientific research and holistic mental-health strategies to help readers connect with their inner selves. Read full book review >

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AFRICAN ACROSTICS by Avis Harley
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"This belongs in every collection—for the poetry, for the photographs, for the information. (Picture book/poetry. 6-10)"
Acrostic poems inventively highlight the animals of Africa. Read full book review >