Search Results: "Don Bolognese"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WARHORSE by Don Bolognese
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"Notwithstanding the jumble of elements, and various severed limbs or splashes of gore, readers with weaker stomachs may prefer this to Michael Cadnum's disturbingly vivid medieval tales. (afterword) (Fiction. 11-13)"
A Renaissance-era story, hodgepodge but topical, about a lad whose dreams of glory in battle are shattered by its brutal reality. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 28, 1997

"Bolognese's pictures add an old-fashioned touch, with a refreshingly simple palette that warmly evokes the era. (Fiction. 8-10)"
This is a true tale of a boy who befriended the aviation pioneers and who was the second person to fly in their original glider. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR HUNTER by Elaine Marie Alphin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"He handles both the horses and people with flair, especially in illustrations of the two boys with their respective fathers, skillfully showing the family resemblance. (author's note) (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Wyoming in the 1880s is the setting for this transitional early chapter book, based partially on historic characters who searched the West for dinosaur fossils. Read full book review >

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ALL UPON A SIDEWALK by Jean Craighead George
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1974

"We would prefer more explanation of the 'chemical messages' and fewer exclamation marks denoting ecstasy or panic, but there seems to be a niche for this sort of nature writing."
We'll never understand why so many competent juvenile authors choose to write about ants, those most unindividualized of creatures, in terms of the adventures of one individual — who is often referred to by her species name (here Lasius flavus) as if it's her own personal one. Read full book review >

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SACAJAWEA by Elaine Raphael
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"This superficial version of Sacajawea's story is devoid of feeling, although the drawing lesson at the end adds a creative touch that the narrative lacks. (Biography/Picture book. 6-8)"
This latest addition to the Drawing America series tells the story of Lewis and Clark's young native guide, Sacajawea. Read full book review >

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ALL UPON A STONE by Jean Craighead George
Released: Feb. 18, 1971

"Nonetheless and not the least, there is the mole cricket's plaintive crackling."
Fundamental, and fertile per se, is the idea of a single rock as a micro-environment: threaded through, in effect supplying a plot line, is the compulsive search of a mole cricket for another of his kind — a search that climaxes, after many creatures have been bypassed, in a primal outcry ("He crackled his loneliness. Read full book review >

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Released: May 3, 2012

"Split between old and new, this translation seeks a niche audience."
This new translation of the beloved classic attempts to return to the roots of its earliest English translation. Read full book review >

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DON HO: by Don with Jerry Hopkins Ho
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 27, 2007

"Don Ho lovers rejoice; this colorful coffee table book is everything readers could possibly want from an autobiography of this Hawaiian treasure."
Loa maika'i eluhelu e pili ana no Don Ho. (Possible grammar issues notwithstanding, that's Hawaiian for “A very good book about Don Ho.”) Read full book review >

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DON GIOVANNA by Amanda Prantera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"With little decoration and an easy touch, Prantera offers a charming, if limited, comedy of matured love and virtuous compromise."
Prantera (Letter to Lorenzo, 1999, etc.) gathers a middle-aged cast of characters to enact an amateur version of Mozart's well-known opera, touching with gentle humor on that work's themes of the heart's durable passion in competition with the mortal limits of body and time. Read full book review >

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DON JUAN by Peter Handke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Whether you call it 'postmodern' or 'meta-fiction,' there isn't much here."
A slim, odd volume in which the Austrian novelist (Crossing the Sierra de Gredos, 2007, etc.) spins a story about storytelling. Read full book review >