Search Results: "Beatrice Alemagna"


BOOK REVIEW

A LION IN PARIS by Beatrice Alemagna
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"The lion atop the Eiffel Tower, mane blowing in the wind, captures the essence of this artful, whimsical delight. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This oversized book about a bored young lion who visits Paris to find "a job, love and a future" is worth every bit of paper and ink. Read full book review >

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THE WONDERFUL FLUFFY LITTLE SQUISHY by Beatrice Alemagna
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2015

"An irrepressible heroine in an effervescent book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Edith—Eddie to her friends—goes looking for the perfect birthday present for her mother. Fortunately she has lots of friends. Read full book review >

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MY FRIEND by Beatrice Alemagna
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"While young readers might initially be surprised at the metamorphoses these characters go through, the textures and shapes are extremely satisfying and the simple story is appealing if eccentric. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A gentle French import with winsome illustrations. Read full book review >

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WHAT IS A CHILD? by Beatrice Alemagna
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"If this did not follow the familiar trajectory of a book read before bedtime, it would be tempting to pull it entirely out of the category of children's picture books. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A striking, illustrated musing on children and childhood. Read full book review >

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THE BUG NEXT DOOR by Beatrice Alemagna
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"There's not one decent insect leg to stand on here. (Board book. 3-4)"
It's unfortunate that opposites attract in this dismal offering. Read full book review >

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THE 5 MISFITS by Beatrice Alemagna
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2017

"The concept of multiple intelligences takes a joy ride. (Picture book. 4-10)"
What will happen when five bizarre creatures, all cohabiting an equally topsy-turvy house, are visited by the Perfect One? Read full book review >

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ON A MAGICAL DO-NOTHING DAY by Beatrice Alemagna
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"An effective argument for unplugged exploration, submitted through startlingly beautiful words and pictures. (Picture book. 6-12)"
Depressed by another rainy weekend in the country cabin, a shaggy-haired, bespectacled, white child wallows on the sofa, numbing malaise with a hand-held video game. Read full book review >

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NELSON MANDELA by Beatrice Gormley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"A complete, informative introduction to a nonviolent revolutionary and one of history's most important champions of human rights. (photos, timeline, glossary, source notes) (Biography. 10-14)"
A young troublemaker grows up to be a civil rights activist, president of his country and world leader in this overview of the life and work of the Nobel Prize-winning peacemaker. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 30, 1994

"Annotated bibliography; reading list; index. (Nonfiction. 12-17)"
In a well-researched re-creation of the heady days of the Civil Rights movement, the story of one of its white martyrs. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Bibliography; index and b&w photos not seen. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
The title accurately reflects the focus of this volume: the 13 months beginning with Parks's refusal to give up her seat and concluding with the Supreme Court's decision declaring bus segregation unconstitutional. Read full book review >