Search Results: "Christiane Engel"


BOOK REVIEW

OOH LA LA POLKA-DOT BOOTS by Ellen Olson-Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 2010

"The novelty of 'dressing' the characters in fanciful galoshes adds to the allure. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Olson-Brown's joyful jubilee is a tribute to polka-dot footwear. Read full book review >

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ABC YOGA by Christiane Engel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Still, a sturdy and playful introduction to the popular practice of an ancient tradition. (Board book. 2-4)"
A multihued cast of characters introduce yoga to preschoolers and toddlers. Read full book review >

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ABC LOVE by Christiane Engel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"An emotional mess. Here's hoping Engel finds a text worthy of her playful art. (Board book. 18 mos.-4)"
Children and their grown-ups explore the ABCs of love. Read full book review >

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THE MITZVAH MAGICIAN by Linda Elovitz Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Abracadabra! Lovely magic indeed. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Whenever Gabriel the great magician commands "Presto Magico," a small disaster occurs. Read full book review >

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BABY'S FIRST WORDS by Stella Blackstone
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A solid, attractive vocabulary builder. (Board book. 1-2)"
A little girl explores her surroundings in this board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Amelia's Prayer by Christiane Banks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 18, 2015

"A flawed but still rewarding tale of a relationship."
An epic novel of a romance forged in war and of the couple's later troubles while raising a family. Read full book review >

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JOSEPHINA HATES HER NAME by Diana Engel
Released: March 24, 1989

The little alligator girl introduced in Josephina, the Great Collector is back in another illuminating vignette. Read full book review >

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THE SHELF-PAPER JUNGLE by Diana Engel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"A gentle, reassuring message about the durability of friendship. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Another bittersweet little tale of loss and change in a relationship that's been strengthened by shared artistic endeavors (see also Eleanor, Arthur, and Claire, 1992). Read full book review >

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MURDER IN MONTPARNASSE by Howard Engel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 15, 1999

"The main break with Engel's Benny Cooperman series (Getting Away with Murder, 1998, etc.) is that this really is set in the period that series evokes."

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 8, 2011

"A compassionate guide for parents and educators."
Developmental psychologist Engel (Psychology/Williams Coll.; RealKids: Creating Meaning in Everyday Life, 2005, etc.) presents strategies for navigating the challenges and pitfalls of parenting. Read full book review >

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THE VEINS OF THE OCEAN by Patricia Engel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 3, 2016

"A dark comedy with unexpected heart."
After her older brother Carlito kills his girlfriend Isabela's baby girl because he thinks Isabela is cheating on him, 23-year-old Reina feels trapped trying to comfort him on death row—until his death frees her to start over in Crescent Key, a place where nobody knows her family history. Read full book review >

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THE ROANOKE GIRLS by Amy Engel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Sordid, unrealistic, and unredeemed."
Whole lotta dead girls in this rural Kansas family. Read full book review >