Search Results: "Elena Pasquali"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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PAUL NEWMAN by Elena Oumano
Released: April 18, 1989

In the celebio sweeps, Oumano's Paul Newman follows Paul and Joanne (1988) by Joe Morella and Edward Z. Epstein, who brought warmth and a light touch to their portrait of a pair of very serious actors. Read full book review >

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THROUGH THE HEART OF THE JUNGLE by Jonathan Emmett
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Good for story hour and group read-alouds. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Illustrated in warm bold colors, a cumulative rhyming poem tells of a chain reaction of individual animal actions. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT RECEIVER by Elena Yates Eulo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2008

"This squeaky-clean story has more potential appeal for tweens than teens. (Fiction. 10-14)"
High-school sophomore Joey Eastland dreams of stardom and leading his Ohio school's football team to victory, but after messing up his tryout he's relegated to "hydration therapist." Read full book review >

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THE SKIN OF THE SKY by Elena Poniatowska
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 2004

"A great concept, but it reads like Poniatowska gave up in the middle of the second draft."
A poor young man grows up to be an eminent astronomer. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF A NEW NAME by Elena Ferrante
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Admirers of Ferrante's work will eagerly await the third volume."
Roman à clef by the reclusive author who writes under the name Elena Ferrante (The Lost Daughter, 2008, etc.): a beautifully written portrait of a sometimes difficult friendship. Read full book review >

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AMBERLOUGH by Lara Elena Donnelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A sense of inevitable loss and futility permeates this rich drama. The fascists may never be defeated but only escaped—if the characters are willing to abandon the people they love. That dilemma will haunt them, as it haunts the reader."
A tightly woven and diverse cast of spies, criminals, cabaret bohemians, and lovers struggles to save what matters to each of them against a tide of rising fascism and violence in Donnelly's debut novel, set in a vaguely 1920s milieu. Read full book review >