Search Results: "Cynthia Weill"


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I'M GLAD I DID by Cynthia Weill
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Mystery, romance and insider music-industry detail distinguish this intriguing 1960s coming-of-age story. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
An aspiring songwriter accepts a summer job with a music publisher in 1963 New York City, where she learns about her family, her friends and herself. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Even with its design flaws, the book remains a good choice for bilingual storytimes and conversations about color. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Following Opuestos (2009), Weill introduces colors with mixed success in the latest book in her bilingual First Concepts with Mexican Folk Art series. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Just right for the Day of the Dead or for a fresh take on family structures—tan lindo! (Picture book. 4-8)"
Though they are skeletons, this family couldn't be friendlier. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Book Day celebrations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This second work by one of the authors of ABeCedarios (2007) follows its predecessor's highly praised concept and design. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL TALK by Cynthia Weill
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2016

"A beautiful, playful, childcentric approach to language learning—and if it spawns conversations about dialects, so much the better. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Continuing her First Concepts in Mexican Folk Art series, Weill presents 15 animals and their sounds in both English and Spanish, accompanied by models crafted by Fuentes and Broa. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"While not the only counting book children will ever need, this peek into Mexico's art and traditions is certainly one of the most joyous they'll encounter. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Playful ceramics enact a traditional Mexican festival parade, from uno to diez. Read full book review >

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TEN MICE FOR TET by Pegi Deitz Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Altogether, an inviting, informative introduction to the holiday—and the only separate title for younger readers that's not routine assignment fodder. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
Readers and pre-readers alike will get generous measures of cultural information from this look at preparations for the Vietnamese New Year celebration. Read full book review >

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THE CAJUNS by Gus Weill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2004

"Everything falls apart as a result of Weill's failure to find the right balance between the light and the dark."
Broad humor mixes with melodrama in this novel about the Cajuns of Louisiana. Read full book review >

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A Taste for Happiness by Michel David-Weill
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 23, 2015

"A thoughtful recollection for philosophically minded readers."
A ruminative memoir of an eclectic life lived happily. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1996

"Recommended for the student of musical-theater history; less vital for the general reader."
This is the complete correspondence of Weill and Lenya, though because she preserved far more of his letters than he did of hers, the book tends to heavily favor Weill's voice. Read full book review >

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THE WELL OF BEING by Jean-Pierre Weill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A beautifully crafted, uplifting meditation on the inner, personal dimensions of hope."
A self-styled "children's book for adults" about finding contentment in the world. Read full book review >