Search Results: "Clarice Lispector"


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SELECTED CRONICAS by Clarice Lispector
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 28, 1996

"A provocative revision of journalistic possibilities."
A vertiginous dash through the mind of a highly idiosyncratic and inventive writer. Read full book review >

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THE COMPLETE STORIES by Clarice Lispector
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Essential and sure to turn up soon on reading lists in courses in women's studies and Jewish diaspora literature as well as Latin American writing."
"Freedom is only what can be conquered": a welcome, long overdue omnibus collection of the short stories of the great Brazilian literata. Read full book review >

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CLARICE BEAN SPELLS TROUBLE by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Judy Moody and Junie B. Jones fans will happily dive into the observations of this 'exceptionordinarily' entertaining middle-grader. (Fiction. 8-10)"
As utterly herself as ever, Clarice Bean Tuesday returns, to chatter on while riding an emotional roller coaster to close out her school year. Read full book review >

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CLARICE BEAN, THAT'S ME by Lauren Child
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Child may be aiming more at adults than at children, but today's preternaturally ironic readers may find Clarice divine. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Arch and precocious, but insidiously charming, Clarice Bean takes an unvarnished look at her family. Read full book review >

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UTTERLY ME, CLARICE BEAN by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Not that it wins the trophy, but this middle-class Eloise turns out to be a good loser, and she will certainly win over plenty of readers. (Fiction. 9-11)"
The flibbertigibbet, middle-child star of three picture books jumps to a more extended format without losing her exuberance, short attention span, or stream-of-consciousness style of narration. Read full book review >

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CLARICE BEAN, DON’T LOOK NOW by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Clarice Bean has many fans, but this new outing isn't as finely tuned as the others, and so is unlikely to earn her many new ones. (Fiction. 9-11)"
In a Wemberly Worried (2000) for middle-grade readers, Clarice Bean catalogs concerns both immediate and cosmic ("Worry No. 3. Read full book review >

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CLARICE BEAN, GUESS WHO’S BABYSITTING? by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Something special. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Child demonstrates that her first Clarice Bean book was no fluke: Here again she produces a hip, brash Clarice, pitch-perfect and heart-winning. Read full book review >

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WHAT PLANET ARE YOU FROM, CLARICE BEAN? by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

The indomitable heroine of two previous picture books returns to provide readers with her own take on environmentalism: "Nature is something I know lots about. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Rockefeller fortune has shaped the cultural institutions of this country. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
In this biographical stew, keeping the Abbys, Elsies, and Isabels straight demands a detailed menu and a hearty appetite for information about this American dynasty. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 2, 1991

"A deft, delightful, and compulsively readable mixture of gossip and feminist history. (Twenty-four pages of b&w photos—not seen.)"
Transcending the usual lifestyles-of-the-rich-and-famous sensationalism, Stasz (American Dreamers, 1988, etc.) here creates a captivating and thoughtful blend of social history and family chronicle. Read full book review >