Search Results: "Dominique Moceanu"


BOOK REVIEW

WINNING TEAM by Dominique Moceanu
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2012

"This insider's view gives an interesting perspective on gymnasts' lives, from their grueling work schedule and training methods to risk of injuries and even superstitious obsessions, but don't expect any winning medals. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Finally, young female gymnasts have a book to call their own in this first title in The Go-for-Gold Gymnasts series, co-authored by Olympic gold medalist Moceanu. Read full book review >

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THE TREASURE CHEST by Dominique Falda
Released: April 1, 1999

"Falda prevents sentiment from overwhelming the charming forest setting and the cast of imaginative, endearing friends. (Picture book. 4-7)"
PLB 0-7358-1050-8 This tale of sudden riches from Falda (The Angel and the Child, 1995, etc.) examines the true meaning of friendship. Read full book review >

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IT'S NOT FAIR! by Dominique Jolin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"The cartoon-style manner of the telling is reminiscent of a long foldout greeting card; this is lively, but artificially sweetened. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An angry girl comes home from school (motion lines and cloud puffs indicate the door slamming behind her), and, finding her father at the computer, launches into a litany of generic complaints. Read full book review >

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THE POSSIBILITY OF FIREFLIES by Dominique Paul
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Highly recommended. (Fiction. YA)"
In an achingly sad debut, Paul tells the story of 14-year-old Ellie Roma. Read full book review >

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A THOUSAND SUNS by Dominique Lapierre
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 1999

"Regardless, you'll keep reading. (30 b&w photos)"
An intriguing, albeit subjective, look at some of this century's most interesting people. Read full book review >

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RED EMERALD by Dominique Merz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2013

"A compelling tale plagued by awkward prose."
A retired Swiss advertising exec is hired to inspect a wealthy banker's mining outfit in Merz's debut novel. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"The author has cut a smart niche for herself in garden writing: unceremonious, except when ceremony is in order."
Browning (Around the House and in the Garden, 2002) may be the editor-in-chief of House & Garden, but her half-acre patch north of New York City is anything but precious. Read full book review >

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EVERY BREATH WE TAKE by Maya Ajmera
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2016

"A prettily packaged bit of environmentalism for the youngest readers from a writing team of children's health advocates. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
Sentences of large-print text and colorful stock photographs move from the ubiquity of air to pollution to fighting pollution. Read full book review >

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SOMEWHERE IN A DESERT by Dominique Sigaud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Earnest, well intended, conscientious—and half-real at best."
Sigaud's debut (a prize-winner in France) is a self-consciously artful cry against war, but, with its paper-thin people, readers aren—t very likely to find it moving. Read full book review >