Search Results: "Eva Scrivo"


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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

ANOTHER ME by Eva Wiseman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Readers will need the Kleenex for this one. (author's note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
The bubonic plague brings added misery and death to European Jews. Read full book review >

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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 >

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SUNRISE SHOWS LATE by Eva Mekler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"Wonderful historical detail, and a potentially gripping plot, but handicapped by a drab, almost academic, style."
A young, beautiful Jewish widow seeks a new life in the DP camps of postWW II Germany in this historically fascinating but emotionally flat first novel by a Polish-born psychologist (Bringing up a Moral Child, 1985, with Michael Schulman, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Faraway Father by Eva Hill
Released: May 22, 2015

"A sweet book to share with young children who are separated from someone they love."
In this gentle picture book, a family stays connected to Dad while he's deployed overseas during World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE POLISH WOMAN by Eva Mekler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A novel meditation on the ways we manufacture memory."
Scam artist or Holocaust orphan? Deserving scorn or pity? A beguiling stranger unsettles a New York Jewish family in this haunting tale of the perils of trust . . . and mistrust. Read full book review >

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A GLOVE SHOP IN VIENNA by Eva Ibbotson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 1992

"Slight, scented, and deliciously dated in style—for those with a sweet tooth."
From Ibbotson (Madensky Square, 1988, etc.), a collection of lacy, romantic short-short stories—mainly frivolous and as contrived as a decorative petit four, most with a weightless charm that echoes similar light pieces in the popular magazines of the 20's and 30's. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2003

"Limpid, provocative reminders that wolves prowl among us and lamb remains a favored food."
Novelist and feminist Figes borrows from Blake, the Bible, the brothers Grimm, and Kafka to help frame her lyrical observations about innocence, evil, childhood, and Eden lost. Read full book review >