Search Results: "Francesco Sedita"


BOOK REVIEW

SPACEHEADZ by Jon Scieszka
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 22, 2010

"You will be SPHDZ! (Multi-platform science fiction. 7-12)"
P.S. 858 fifth grader Michael K. had hoped for a normal first day in his new school, but what he gets is crazy-weird. Read full book review >

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IQBAL by Francesco D’Adamo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Although he was murdered for his efforts, Iqbal's life was not in vain; the accounts here of children who were liberated through his and activist adults' efforts will move readers for years to come. (Fiction. 10-14)"
This profoundly moving story is all the more impressive because of its basis in fact. Read full book review >

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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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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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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Still, there's enough content here to pay repeat visits, and, enhanced by the occasional pull tab, paper wheel or other special effect for variety, the dozens of acts of discovery that this encourages could well turn 'Spot' or 'Maisy' junkies into budding naturalists. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this interactive countryside stroll, practically every rock, bush, cloud or tuft of leaves on each topical spread is a single or multilayered flap, beneath which lurks a common, simply drawn animal or plant, captioned by a morsel of natural history. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"An excellent book on human origins and modern genetics, as well as an entertaining self-portrait by a leading figure in the study of both. (56 b&w illustrations)"
One of the founders of population genetics describes his life's work and its scientific context in this clear and accessible book, cowritten with his son Francesco. 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 >