Search Results: "Carla Wiberg"


BOOK REVIEW

WILL GOES TO THE BEACH by Lena Landström
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 1995

"Low-key, but a charmer. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this very brief, tongue-in-cheek Swedish import, young Will (Will Gets a Haircut, 1993) has a fine day at the beach with his motherespecially after rain drives away any witnesses and he learns how to float and paddle about. Read full book review >

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Released: July 16, 2008

"Charming poetry about the everyday experience."
Through verse, a member of the Silent Generation swings into the next century, questioning a rapidly changing world. Read full book review >

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DOG MAGIC by Carla Golembe
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The last line of the book lets readers in on the author's secret: This is a story about Golembe. (Picture book. 3-6)"
New shoes and a fear of dogs ordinarily do not go hand-in- hand, but they fit neatly into the plot of this first solo work from Golembe (illustrator of Jama Kim Rattigan's The Woman in the Moon, 1996, etc.), using her familiar sparkling tropical palette. ``Hot bananas!'' exclaims Molly when she discovers that her turquoise shoes with purple bows and pink and yellow stars are magic; all previous fear of dogs vanishes in a snap. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS IN THE STABLE by Astrid Lindgren
Released: Sept. 17, 1962

"A fine introduction to the meaning of Christmas for the child who, like the one here pictured, nestles in mother's lap to discover it."
With quiet reverence for the magic of the night, a mother tells the story of a man and woman who sought lodgings in a stable and were blessed during the cold wintry night with a newborn child. Read full book review >

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THE THINGS THAT KEEP US HERE by Carla Buckley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"Mawkish prose and blatantly contrived plot developments make this a disappointing debut."
A pandemic, a catastrophic snowstorm, a massive power outage and social breakdown play out in the microcosm of a Columbus, Ohio, suburb. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 26, 1996

"Of special interest to sufferers, but also valuable to their families and to health professionals."
Words of comfort from a recovered hypochondriac whose own fear-filled years of suffering, eventual mental breakdown, and successful therapy demonstrate that this much-maligned ailment can be treated. Read full book review >

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LARS AND FRIENDS by Carla Susanto
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2014

"The app's shining features never overwhelm the simplicity of Lars' story or the nicely executed idea at its heart. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
A red horse spends a day with groups of other animals in this simple story with a clever learning hook. Read full book review >

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THE TOMTEN by Astrid Lindgren
Released: Nov. 13, 1961

"Adapted from an old Swedish poem."
Who is it that wanders the countryside on a snowy peaceful night in winter? Read full book review >

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SIGNAL TO NOISE by Carla Sinclair
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"It's the desperate criminals and the heated flirting that induce boredom."
A mildly atmospheric snapshot of San Francisco's techno- publishing scene goes downhill fast when it devolves into a breathless kidnapping/romance. Read full book review >

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MATRICIDE by Carla Tomaso
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Too many themes jammed into one pointless and predictable volume."
Nothing new in this lesbian love story replete with violence, sexual abuse, flashbacks, and lots of bad poetry from Tomaso (The House of Real Love, 1992). Read full book review >

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THICKER THAN WATER by Carla Jablonski
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Under all this, Jablonski deals with serious issues, including the search for reality, awakening sexuality and how teenagers' perceptions of those around them impact their life choices. (Fiction. YA)"
Kia's life is not a fairy tale. Read full book review >

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ZORA NEALE HURSTON by Carla Kaplan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A valuable resource for students of Hurston's work, and a mine for future research."
Revealing selection of letters by the renowned folklorist, novelist, and essayist, capably edited by Kaplan (English/USC). Read full book review >