Search Results: "Debrah Santini"


BOOK REVIEW

TULIPS by Jay O'Callahan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Santini deftly illustrates this satisfying comeuppance in soft pencil and watercolor, amusingly satirizing the events and glorying in the elegance of Grand Ma Mere's mÇnage. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In his first picture book, a gifted storyteller who has performed worldwide tells a tale about a practical jokester whose victims finally turn the tables on him. Read full book review >

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ABBY’S CHAIRS by Barbara Santucci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Ultimately, the cozy-but-slight story and repetitive watercolor art will have a tough time interesting most bored-out-of-their-seats children with its adult characters, adult situations, and adult sentiments. (Picture book. 4-8)"
No matter what new homeowner Abby does, she just can't seem to figure out a pleasing arrangement for her chair collection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST DANCE by Carmen Agra Deedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Children may have difficulty with the calligraphic typeface, making this a book more appropriate for sharing than solos. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A complex, pretty story—about dancing and death—whose text and illustrations are stitched together from different fragments; poetic snatches of narrative are woven together like a series of dreams. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT SANTINI by Pat Conroy
Released: May 5, 1976

"Only ex-marines will recognize Santini's every whipsaw syllable."

BOOK REVIEW

THE DEATH OF SANTINI by Pat Conroy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"The moving true story of an unforgivable father and his unlikely redemption."
One of the most widely read authors from the American South puts his demons to bed at long last. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SINGING WITH THE TOP DOWN by Debrah Williamson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2006

"Pauly's voice has some charm, but even 13-year-olds might find the story cloyingly innocent and optimistic."
A young girl deals with her parents' death while driving with her aunt from Oklahoma to California in this work of spiritual uplift from romance novelist Williamson. Read full book review >