Search Results: "Celia Walden"


BOOK REVIEW

WALDEN by Henry David Thoreau
Released: Nov. 1, 1990

"Whether such abridgments are worthwhile is always debatable, but this one is done with such sensibility to its source that it's worth consideration. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 8+)"
A few brief but unaltered excerpts, carefully placed in context by an introduction and with ellipses scrupulously indicated, touch on the activities of a year's cycle and give the young reader a first taste of this beloved 19th-century author's account of his solitary stay in a pond-side cabin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CELIA by Christelle Vallat
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Imaginative? Yes. Metaphoric? Yes. Broadly appealing? Probably not, but readers who do respond will probably think it's too bad there aren't any real Celias in the world. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Celia is a listener. Every Sunday, people line up to tell the old woman their problems, and in exchange for her kind service, they each give her a seed. However, this is no gardening tale. Read full book review >

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BABYSITTING GEORGE by Celia Walden
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"Will have strong appeal for soccer fans and observers of celebrity culture, though such readers may not enjoy the questions Walden's tale implicitly raises."
Unusual and affecting reflection on the toxic combination of achievement, addiction and celebrity culture, as embodied by the decline of one-time soccer champion George Best (1946-2005). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALDEN by Henry David Thoreau
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Released: Nov. 1, 1990

A few brief but unaltered excerpts, carefully placed in context by an introduction and with ellipses scrupulously indicated, touch on the activities of a year's cycle and give the young reader a first taste of this beloved 19th-century author's account of his solitary stay in a pond-side cabin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OYE, CELIA! by Katie Sciurba
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2007

Sciurba's debut is a tribute to Celia Cruz, the beloved salsa singer and Cuban expatriate. Read full book review >

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CELIA CRUZ by Veronica Chambers
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2005

This heartfelt biography celebrates the life of Cuban singer Celia Cruz from her childhood in Havana to her international fame as the Queen of Salsa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2009

"A rich, exhaustive account of one of America's threatened ecological jewels."
Geological and social history of America since the ice age, centered around the many glacial kettle lakes scattered across the northeastern and north-central United States. Read full book review >

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WALDEN POND by W. Barksdale Maynard
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"Essential for readers of Thoreau. (85 halftones)"
The history—starting mostly from the Emersonian/Thoreauvian era—of America's most famous pond and enduring symbol of the environmental movement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEELING SORRY FOR CELIA by Jaclyn Moriarty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"Adolescence, zits and all, described with wit and empathy. "
When a teenager acquires a pen-pal and a life, highs and lows alternate as dizzily as adolescent hormone levels in this engaging Australian debut. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH ABOUT CELIA by Kevin Brockmeier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2003

"Beautifully composed vignettes about loss and mortality by an emerging author devoted to his craft."
A slender, shimmering first novel in stories totters precariously between fact and fiction in the voice of a grieving father who tries to make sense of his young daughter's disappearance. Read full book review >