Search Results: "Eva Campbell"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MATATU by Eric Walters
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Nevertheless, the love and respect shown between Kioko and his grandfather is both universal and sweetly evident. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A modern Kenyan folktale about the colorful vans that carry people, animals and supplies underpins a story about Kioko, an astute but literal-minded boy, and his grandfather. Read full book review >

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MY FIRST... by Eva Montanari
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 12, 2007

"Surreal acrylic, oil and pencil illustrations place Alice in a dreamlike landscape of twisted architecture, warped perspective and fantastical creatures as she explores the relative merits of book versus doll as the perfect present. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Disappointed with her birthday present, a little girl pretends she got what she wanted. Read full book review >

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CHASING DEGAS by Eva Montanari
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A lovely book to share with budding artists and families off to visit an art museum or Paris. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young ballerina excited about the evening's upcoming performance discovers that she and Monsieur Degas, at work in the rehearsal studio on The Dance Class, have switched bags. Read full book review >

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TIFF, TAFF, AND LULU by Eva Montanari
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2004

"No, not exactly, as it turns out—but young readers will get the point, and may be amused by the wild-haired figures. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Canted floors, greenish lighting, mottled coloration, and a cast of smurf-like, peg-toothed goblins gives this pointed lesson in the hazards of sibling squabbles that arty, "European" look. Read full book review >

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FISH ON A WALK by Eva Muggenthaler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Pleasant diversions for younger talespinners. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A German surrealist debuts on this side of the Atlantic with a set of independent scenes that will give wings to flights of imagination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AWESOME by Eva Darrows
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 21, 2015

"Maggie's adventurous baptism-by-undead provides enough complications to set up a sequel—readers will not want to wait long for it. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
An apprentice monster hunter will never be promoted if she doesn't get her freak on. Read full book review >

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DEAD LITTLE MEAN GIRL by Eva Darrows
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 28, 2017

"Another smart, savage winner from the author of The Awesome (2015). (Fiction. 13-16)"
What begins as a dark comedy, with a viciously cruel cheerleader found dead (clad only in a coconut-shell bra and a grass miniskirt), takes a surprise flashback turn into raw emotional honesty. Read full book review >

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THE LOST ART OF KEEPING SECRETS by Eva Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 2006

"Breezy, young period entertainment."
Well-bred young people prepare for happy futures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 1994

"A much-needed resource for any woman whose partner is one of the 50 million American men experiencing sexual difficulties."
The director of New York City's Center for Sexual Recovery attacks ignorance about normal sexual functioning that causes men to panic and women to blame themselves when intercourse goes off course. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A remarkable book. (One map)"
In a superb successor to her impressive personal memoir, Lost in Translation (1988), Hoffman chronicles two trips taken a year apart to de-Sovietized East Europe—touring her native Poland, as well as Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIME by Eva Hoffman
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 2009

"A lucid essay with which to while away a couple hours."
A slender meditation on the ticking clock by memoirist and novelist Hoffman (Appassionata, 2009, etc.), a self-confessed "chronophobiac." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEAGUE OF ARCHERS by Eva Howard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"Perhaps a tad longer than necessary, this generally well-paced post-legend take on the Robin Hood myth will captivate action and adventure fans and lovers of historical fiction alike. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
A young novice nun wrongfully accused of Robin Hood's murder must clear her name. Read full book review >