Search Results: "Bianca Lucas"


BOOK REVIEW

BIANCA by Robert Elegant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Ultimately more satisfying as history than as fiction."
(Bianca's first US appearance came courtesy of Sinclair-Stevenson, dist. by Trafalgar. Read full book review >

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BIANCA by Robert Elegant
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Ultimately more satisfying as history than as fiction."
The first book in The Venetian Chronicles, in which the prolific Elegant (Pacific Destiny, 1990; Mandarin, 1983) turns from previously favored Asia to Renaissance Italy and the glorious Republic of Venice in turbulent times, leaving much to be desired. Read full book review >

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LUCAS by Kevin Brooks
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2003

"Admirers of Martyn Pig, however, will not find the same clever plot and dark humor. (Fiction. YA)"
In this bleak, ambitious story, tragedy ensues following the arrival on an English island of a wandering stranger named Lucas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM AN ASTRONAUT! by Tizio BV
developed by Tizio BV, by Bianca Lucas, illustrated by Bianca Lucas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2012

"It's fun being an astronaut, but the vastness of the galaxy would seem to demand a little more investigation than this app provides. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
A cute-enough, toy-filled app about space with one killer gimmick, this trip to the cosmos seems more like a quick orbit than any kind of deep exploration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GEORGE LUCAS by Dana White
Released: Nov. 2, 1999

"That Lucas is driven is clear, but readers will close the book—which ends before the opening of The Phantom Menace in the spring of 1999—knowing more about his career than his soul. (photos, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 12-14)"
paper 0-8225-9684-9 Late bloomers will take heart in this tale of a classic underachiever who went on to make popular, record-breaking films. Read full book review >

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TAD LUCAS by Laura B. Edge
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"A different take on women's prowess and accomplishments that equine lovers will find appealing. (author's note, photograph) (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
A daredevil woman wins fame on the 20th-century rodeo circuit. Read full book review >

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GEORGE LUCAS by Brian Jay Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Masterful and engaging: just what Lucas' fans and buffs, who love the nitty-gritty of filmmaking, have been waiting for."
A sweeping, perceptive biography of the influential director. Read full book review >

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SAVING LUCAS BIGGS by Marisa de los Santos
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"Strong storytelling, suspense, lyrical writing, high drama, weighty matters made accessible and a bit of humor add up to a terrific and heartwarming read. (Mystery/fantasy. 9-12)"
The authors, a husband-and-wife writing team, seamlessly incorporate heavy social-justice issues—fracking for natural gas in 2014 and a coal-mining protest in 1938—into a riveting time-travel adventure story. Read full book review >

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JUANA AND LUCAS by Juana Medina
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"The real gift of this book comes from presenting a different point of reference to American children who hear only stories of poverty and need coming out of South America. (Fiction. 5-9)"
Meet Juana, a lively and opinionated grade school girl growing up in Bogotá, Colombia. She strongly dislikes wearing her hot and itchy school uniform but even more having to learn to speak English: "Why not just speak in Spanish? It is SO much easier!" Read full book review >

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TALES OF EVA AND LUCAS by Delia Berlin
Released: Sept. 25, 2013

"An absorbing, educational book for adults to read to their children or for young readers to peruse on their own."
This Spanish-English picture book soars with three charming tales about the day-to-day adventures of two avian friends. Read full book review >