Search Results: "Christa Unzner"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SPY IN THE ATTIC by Ursel Scheffler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"Unzner provides endearing color illustrations on every page of this amiable book. (Fiction. 7-9)"
The Spy In The Attic (64 pp.; $13.95; PLB $13.88; Apr. 1, 1997; 1-55858-727-6; PLB 1-55858-728-4): When Mr. Leon, a new upstairs neighbor, receives some deliveries late at night that appear to be a coffin and a cannon, Martin is suspicious. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIFTS by Regina Fackelmayer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Unzner's ethereal illustrations use a softly shaded palette with snowy backgrounds in pale gray, complimenting Mia's fairylike quality in both her appearance and her solitary lifestyle. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little girl named Mia reaches out to help others on Christmas Eve in this quietly appealing tale originally published in Switzerland. Read full book review >

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WEEKEND WITH GRANDMOTHER by Wolfram Hänel
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Unzner's (The Clown Who Said, No, not reviewed, etc.) watercolors-over-ink sketches adorn every page and bring warmth and dimension to the story. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Grandmother's enthusiasm is contagious in this story designed to inspire the early reader to enjoy the simple things in life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEREDITH, THE WITCH WHO WASN'T by Dorothea Lachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"It's a point delivered with a light touch, ably crafted and colored in Unzner's exuberant paintings. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Meredith is a witch, but she avoids the usual witchy trappings and doesn't really like magic, so her spells suffer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 1993

"Steven painted the kitchen cabinets bright yellow and I made orange and yellow flowered curtains''); noteworthy mostly as a mother's farewell. (Thirty-two b&w photographs—not seen)"
Well-intentioned but bland biography of the high-school social-studies teacher who died in the Challenger space shuttle explosion, written by her mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LORETTA AND THE LITTLE FAIRY by Gerda Marie Scheidl
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1993

A pleasant, if unexceptional, story about a lonely little girl who meets a fairy just her size. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE 12 DARES OF CHRISTA by Marissa Burt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A sweet story about letting go and allowing life to lead the way. (Fiction. 10-13)"
To say Christa Vasile loves Christmas is an understatement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 10, 2012

"Sensible tools to help achieve your dreams."
A well-articulated guide to identifying and mastering personal goals. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DID YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU? by Christa Pierce
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"An overlong greeting card. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Debut author/illustrator Pierce matches a litany of loving expressions to illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HER by Christa Parravani
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"Parravani delicately probes the fragile, intimate boundaries among love, identity and loss."
In this haunting memoir, photographer Parravani deconstructs the intense bonds between identical twins, the trauma of her sister's death and her battle against similar self-destruction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLUE DOOR by Christa Kinde
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A Christian fantasy with a wholesome message and down-on-the-farm twist. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A spiritual adventure balances strong Christian messages of family and faith with the challenges of being a teenager on a farm. Read full book review >