Search Results: "Eva Montanari"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A generous spirit and penchant for grand gestures make him all the more worth knowing—particularly for American audiences unaware that there is any question about who was the first to fly. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
So the Wright Brothers were the first to fly? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVA UNDERGROUND by Dandi Daley Mackall
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2006

"Modern Communism is rarely depicted in children's literature, and never before this well. (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
Eva's dad, a university professor and former Catholic seminarian, sees a Sabbatical year in Communist Poland as his chance to make a difference in the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVA PERÓN by Alicia Dujovne Ortiz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 1996

"But, like an impressionist painting viewed from just the right angle, the book does convey an intriguing image of one the most controversial and fascinating women of our century."
An impressionistic portrait of a woman revered and reviled in Argentina, just in time for the scheduled December release of the Madonna film Evita. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAM & EVA by Debbie Ohi
by Debbie Ohi, illustrated by Debbie Ohi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Expressive, high-spirited one-upkidship via artwork on walls—there's nothing wrong with that. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A power tussle between two kids plays out through mischievous drawings. Read full book review >

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EVA LUNA by Isabel Allende
Released: Oct. 21, 1988

"Lively entertainment, then, with little resonance."
Here, after last year's Of Love and Shadows, the tale of a quirky young woman's rise to influence in an unnamed South American country—with a delightful cast of exotic characters, but without the sure-handed plotting and leisurely grace of Allende's first—and best—book, The House of the Spirits (1985). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVA BRAUN by Heike B. Görtemaker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 31, 2011

"As thorough and clear a look of a monster's lover as we are likely to get."
A German historian coaxes from history's shadows the woman who for 14 years was the companion, lover and, near the end, wife of Adolf Hitler. Read full book review >

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EVA OF THE FARM by Dia Calhoun
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2012

"Fans of Karen Hesse will welcome this partner in poetry. (Verse novel. 10-13)"
"[W]hoever heard of a heroine-poet?" Read full book review >

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EVA MOVES THE FURNITURE by Margot Livesey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 11, 2001

"Pitiless, deeply moving, and terrifying: another flawless work from an uncompromising artist."
A haunting and haunted fourth novel from Livesey (The Missing World, 2000, etc.), this about a woman whose life is accompanied by invisible "companions" who shape her destiny in ways both helpful and harmful. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2011

"One-stop shopping for advice on improving your outward appearance—a must read for beauty-school hopefuls."
An inside look into the beauty business with easy-to-follow tips for amateurs. Read full book review >