Search Results: "Francesco Pacifico"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF MY PURITY by Francesco Pacifico
Released: March 5, 2013

"A rambling satire that fails to clearly identify its targets."
Whatever happened to sex? A married right-wing Catholic rediscovers chastity in this slow tease of a novel from the Italian author. Read full book review >

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WALKING PAPERS by Francesco Clark
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2010

"An encouraging, heartwarming story about the strength of the human spirit."
Uplifting memoir by a young man determined to regain a full life after suffering a devastating spinal injury at age 24. Read full book review >

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WHAT WILL YOU GIVE ME? by Nandini Nayar
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2014

"A delightful offering that not only promotes imagination, but refreshingly includes Indian characters as well. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The third title in the Curious Sameer series from India exalts its protagonist's imagination in an effort to inspire those of its readers. Read full book review >

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HISTORY
Released: March 1, 1994

"As earlier, the utilitarian, bone-dry text is compacted to page-edge; still, those attracted by the splendid, Macaulay-style visual detail will also find plenty of solid facts to temper a Eurocentric curriculum. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Another entry in the illustrator's series on representative fictional cities (Lebek: A City of Northern Europe; San Rafael: A Central American City [both by Xavier Hern†ndez et al.]; etc.). Read full book review >

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THE OPEN OCEAN by Francesco Pittau
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"An attention-getter thanks to trim size and eye-filling art—but not an attention-keeper. (Novelty nonfiction. 4-8)"
The author/illustrators' latest raft-sized display of animal portraits focuses on sea life, from oyster and sand hopper to blue whale. Read full book review >

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WHAT WILL I BE? by Nandini Nayar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"The bold, textured paintings and obvious love shown between parent and child will attract readers and entice them to return. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a narrative reminiscent of The Runaway Bunny, a young boy imagines escaping from his mother. Read full book review >

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WHAT COULD IT BE? by Nandini Nayar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A guessing game that spurs imagination. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A big blue box is waiting for Sameer when he returns home from school, and he tries to guess what's inside. Read full book review >

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WHERE SHALL WE GO? by Nandini Nayar
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2014

"This otherwise successful series stumbles a bit in this outing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The third offering in the Curious Sameer series from India invites readers to consider all the fun to be had during school vacations. Read full book review >

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FRANCIS OF ASSISI by Francesco di Bernadone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2014

"Readable and ambitious, if muddled."
An interfaith retelling of the life of St. Francis. Read full book review >