Search Results: "Elena Pasquali"


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ALL ABOARD THE ARK by Elena Pasquali
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"All in all, a muddled effort. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Five double-page scenes and matter-of-fact text present the story of Noah and the flood. Read full book review >

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SANTA'S MIDNIGHT SLEIGHRIDE by Elena Pasquali
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Pasquali's talents deserve better than this erratically applied gimmick. (Board book. 18 mo.-3)"
Santa Claus makes a few deliveries on Christmas Eve. Read full book review >

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THE LION BOOK OF TWO-MINUTE PARABLES by Elena Pasquali
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"As a starting point for understanding the stories Jesus used to teach his followers, this collection is best used with young children in conjunction with an adult's additional interpretation of their meaning. (Picture book/religion. 3-7)"
This brightly illustrated collection of 10 parables from the New Testament is intended as a first introduction to the stories for children in preschool and the early-elementary years. Read full book review >

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ON THE ROAD TO BETHLEHEM by Elena Pasquali
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A pleasant-enough offering that would have been improved by elimination of the gimmick. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A simple retelling of the Nativity story with tactile elements embedded on each spread. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Macnaughton's illustrations suit the young audience, with adorable animals sweetly taking care of their young, but they are not enough to outweigh the text's many flaws. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When little Panda wonders where the forest has gone, his mother explains that people have cut down the trees. Read full book review >

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Elena Chavez by Jeanette Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2015

"Fast-paced and replete with steamy romance and eroticism but short on meaningful character development."
In Collins' erotic romance, a deputy sheriff seeks redemption after a disturbing encounter with a seductive, dangerous stranger. Read full book review >

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ELENA VANISHING by Elena Dunkle
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 5, 2015

"This memoir contains moving snapshots of a young woman's struggles with anorexia nervosa, but readers may be frustrated by omissions of key moments in the recovery process. (Memoir. 14 & up)"
This co-authored, mother-daughter memoir recounts daughter Elena's five-year struggle to overcome anorexia nervosa after her diagnosis at 17. Read full book review >

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MESSAGE FROM ELENA by Ray Cristina
Released: April 29, 2009

"An intriguing premise that starts strong, only to be watered down by weak characters and a lack of intensity."
In this historical novel, a young man doesn't realize how intertwined his life is with his boss's until he makes a fateful promise to him. Read full book review >

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ELENA OF THE STARS by C.P. Rosenthal
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"A decent coming-of-age story that gallops off on a wrong turn into the overgrazed fields of movie-plot land."
What begins as a spare, elegiac story of a girl, a grandfather, and a golden horse (have your hankies out yet?) veers into National Velvet meets Deliverance in this offering from California writer Rosenthal, author of three earlier novels (Loop's End, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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FOR THE SAKE OF ELENA by Elizabeth George
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 1992

"Havers outings."
The fifth outing for Scotland Yard's Inspector Lynley (rich, sleek aristocrat) and Sergeant Havers (rough-edged, bitter plain-Jane)—this time called up to Cambridge to investigate the brutal murder of a sexy, unstable, deaf student. Read full book review >

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RUSSIAN TATTOO by Elena Gorokhova
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Without the flair of Gary Shteyngart or the urgency of Anna Politkovskaya—of some interest but modestly so."
In her second memoir, St. Petersburg native Gorokhova (A Mountain of Crumbs, 2010) chronicles a decadeslong clash of cultures between Russia and America.Read full book review >

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Becoming a Queen by Elena Buckley
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A cloying fable better suited for a bedtime story."
The fictional tale of a young woman who attains her childhood dream of becoming a queen. Read full book review >