Search Results: "Caroline Luzatto"


BOOK REVIEW

INTERPLANETARY AVENGER by Caroline Luzatto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"A champion candidate for reading aloud (good luck keeping a straight face), this zany escapade will leave young readers drooling for sequels. (Science fiction. 9-11)"
Luzzatto cranks up the gross-o-meter for this tale of a resourceful fifth-grader who inadvertently sets a malicious alien shapechanger free on Earth. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2000

"The beautiful illustrations are full of the laps and curves of the ocean, the brilliant colors of sea and sky, and the gorgeous reds and dusky browns of fabric, interiors, skin tones, and shells. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
A resonant, evocative tale about a lonely woman and the child of the sea who becomes her dearest companion. Read full book review >

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HATCHING CHICKS IN ROOM 6 by Caroline Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Arnold captures the joy and mystery of this familiar unit of study. (glossary, websites, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
It's a lucky kindergartner who gets to witness the miracle of life through the incubation of eggs. Read full book review >

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GREGORY COOL by Caroline Binch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Upbeat and authentic. (Picture book. 4-10)"
The widely praised illustrator of Mary Hoffman's award- winning Amazing Grace (1991) and Rita Phillips Mitchell's Hue Boy (1993) depicts an American boy's first visit to his grandparents in Tobago. Read full book review >

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THE STORY STARTS HERE! by Caroline Merola
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Nifty concept; imperfect execution. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A contrarian wolf insists on starting his story from back to front. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE CASTLE by Caroline Binch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"It's a common situation, certainly—but readers may be drawn more strongly into such warmer, more developed episodes as Mavis Jukes's Like Jake and Me (1984), illustrated by Lloyd Bloom, or Cari Best's Getting Used To Harry (1996), illustrated by Diane Palmisciano. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A young child gets over her fear of the water and her fear of the new man in her mother's life in this detached import. Read full book review >

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MIDDLE OF NOWHERE by Caroline Adderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The elements of a good story are present, but its telling lacks resonance, character development and depth of understanding. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A mother who disappears, two brothers left alone and a seemingly kindly neighbor make up the ingredients of this unsuccessful story about troubled families. Read full book review >

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MAGIC BELOW STAIRS by Caroline Stevermer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Lovely and lively. ('According to Bess' glossary) (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
Frederick is an orphan in the kind of institution where boys get locked in the stillroom for minor infractions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The riddle the children try to solve is also real, and no one, even today, knows what it means. (glossary, historical note) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Four young friends in ancient Rome, 79 C.E., and environs attempt to solve a riddle at a time of great historic import in this absorbing sequel to The Thieves of Ostia (2001). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COWPOKES by Caroline Stutson
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"It is a fusion of text and art that works admirably well. (Picture book. 2-4)"
PLB 0-688-13974-4 Stutson's rhymed depiction of the cowboy's life on the range is merry, but the watercolor locales steal the show. Read full book review >

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HOSTILITIES by Caroline Macdonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"1991). (Fiction/Short stories. 11-13)"
A delicately macabre ambience infuses these tales from the Australian author of Speaking To Miranda (1992): a fugitive finds the story of her own life in an old book; a boy visiting his aunt's dying farm is haunted by dreams centering around ``The Dam'' and its fetid lake; ``The Thief in the Rocks'' and another malevolent spirit infecting ``The Greenhouse'' behave with chilling malice. Read full book review >

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THE CHOSEN ONE by Caroline Sibson
Released: May 12, 1989

In contrast to this first novel's foreground event—the exuberantly sweaty affair of a middle-aged university professor and a young student—is a more muted, cool examination of the plight of a woman hobbled in life by her experience of love as obligation: weighty, serious, and "hard work." Read full book review >