Search Results: "Claudio Petrillo"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 19, 2009

"Implausible but laudable."
A far-fetched book of poetry that nonetheless delivers a valuable message of consolation to those who have lost loved ones. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2008

"A touching exploration of life's possibilities which illustrates that death is not an end, but a part of the life cycle."
Inspirational afterlife memoir studded with messages for the living from a young man who has passed, as divined through his father. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2014

"An unexpected, poetic tale, in which the medium really is the message."
This new version of Don Quixote is less an update of Cervantes than a comforting affirmation that our souls live on after we die. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

This well-documented resource, designed to support the social-science curricula in elementary- and middle-school classrooms, offers clear instructions on how to make 54 hands-on activities that celebrate the beauty and diversity of the Latino culture in the United States. Read full book review >

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WEST OF THE REVOLUTION by Claudio Saunt
NON-FICTION
Released: June 16, 2014

"A welcome amplification of the American story."
A multilayered American history of "formative events…occurring not just along the Eastern Seaboard but across all of North America." Read full book review >

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INFERENCES FROM A SABRE by Claudio Magris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 1991

"General Krasnov remains as incomplete as the sabre from which all these inferences are drawn."
A very short (85-page) hybrid of a novel—essentially a lightly fictionalized investigation of real people and real events—by Italian author and critic Magris (the nonfiction Danube, 1989). Read full book review >

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A DIFFERENT SEA by Claudio Magris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 1995

"A poignant portrait of failure and undaunted resilience to continue despite it."
From acclaimed Italian writer Magris (Inferences from a Sabre, 1991, etc.), one of those slender European novels that earnestly explore the meaning of life in exquisitely calibrated prose. Read full book review >

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AHWOOOOOOOO! by Yannick Murphy
ANIMALS
Released: June 12, 2006

"It is a tender, sometimes humorous journey that evokes the yearning of childhood while setting forth the virtues of the multi-generational family. (Picture book. 4-6)"
"I want to howl," says Little Wolf. Read full book review >

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JUST ANOTHER MORNING by Linda Ashman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Even children well aware of the pleasures of Pretend will trail along admiringly in the wake of this very Young Indiana Jones. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Though he doesn't retreat so far into the Id as Max in his wolf suit, here's a lad who wakes surrounded by live zoo animals (plush, in the pictures), tiptoes past sleeping "giants" and rappels down a stepped "mountain" to get to the kitchen, confronts a voracious, sucking monster in the utility closet, then goes on to further adventures indoors and out before one of those "giants" snags him for a bath, a cuddle, and a nap. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Veers close to the category of family memoir as public therapy, but at bottom a thoughtful account of life with a father who found the behavior of atomic particles far easier to comprehend than the emotional life of his son. (Author tour)"
The son of a Nobel laureate and Manhattan Project collaborator meditates on the inspirations and disappointments of a difficult relationship. Read full book review >

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JAKE’S BEST THUMB by Ilene Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"A terrific twist that combines two well-worn plots in one successful tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Jake's left thumb is his best thumb, wrinkled from sucking, "a prince among thumbs," according to Jake's uncle. Read full book review >

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CAPTAIN AND MATEY SET SAIL by Daniel Laurence
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"And Muñoz's slaphappy, brisk illustrations are perfectly matched to the silly story and are invaluable aids in helping new readers get the gist of the words. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
A handful of cockamamie pirate tales that will have beginning readers chortling along as Captain and Matey squabble their way through silly adventures. Read full book review >