Search Results: "Franco Tempesta"


BOOK REVIEW

FRANCO by Paul Preston
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 1994

"Careful and thorough, if uninspired, and likely to remain the standard biography in English for some time to come."
A definitive but dull biography of the least known of Europe's 20th-century dictators. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR DAYS by Joyce Milton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"Eye candy and intellectual nourishment alike for newly independent readers. (Informational early reader. 6-8)"
A classic informational early reader gets a substantial, long-overdue update. Read full book review >

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THE ULTIMATE DINO-PEDIA by Don Lessem
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 14, 2010

"Still, the outstanding art and the unmatched breadth of content move this to the head of the Dino-app pack. (iPad reference app. 7-11)"
Though not quite the dino-pedia to rule them all, this multimedia version of the already-terrific print edition of the same title will certainly set young dinophiles roaring. Read full book review >

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FRANCO AMERICAN DREAMS by Julie Taylor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 1997

"Taylor's debut is rough in spots and trite in others, but her voice is honest and refreshing and her whirlwind, conversational style a breath of fresh air."
A fun, frantic, and energetic first novel that shows genuine promise. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 18, 2015

"Strictly for opera aficionados, a detailed, passionate analysis of what makes tenor singing and its practitioners unique."
A critical look at the evolution of operatic tenor singing, from the 19th century to the present. Read full book review >

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DINO-MIKE AND THE T. REX ATTACK by Franco
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Like Sam with those hot dogs, readers eager to snap up any dino-story will make quick work of this tongue-in-cheek romp. (Science fiction. 8-10)"
The appearance of a live T. Rex near a fossil dig kicks off a wild round of dino-antics in this series kickoff from an Eisner Award-winning comics writer. Read full book review >

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DOWN THE WORMHOLE by Ana Franco
Released: March 17, 2015

"A nifty concept that's not well-executed; mythology fans have better options."
Debut YA fantasy à la Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series. Read full book review >

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ACTORS ANONYMOUS by James Franco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Loosely structured in the extreme, the novel seems to have been written in odd moments while Franco was taking a break from his acting career—and it was probably more fun for him to write than it is for the reader to read."
Actor Franco's experimental first novel (Palo Alto: Stories, 2010) focuses on the field he knows best—acting. Read full book review >

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METAMORPHOSIS by Betsy Franco
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"While the brevity of Franco's first YA novel may disappoint readers who want these archetypal yet complex characters in more detail, this accessible, modern retelling resembles the original by springing from story to story and exploring love and its ability to confound all reason. (Mythology. YA)"
Since his brilliant, meth-addict sister, Thena, ran away from home, Ovid just wants his now-overprotective parents off his back, to express his art freely, to understand why he wants to hurt himself secretly and to make sense of high school. Read full book review >

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PALO ALTO by James Franco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A collection of beautifully written stories that are also uncompromisingly stark and somber."
Bleak tales of growing up in the eponymous city. Read full book review >

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FALLING HARD by Betsy Franco
POETRY
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Love, in all its raw, uncensored intensity is here wonderfully captured in verse by teens for teens. (Poetry. 13 & up)"
Romantic love brings out a whole range of emotions, and all are on display in this richly diverse collection of poems. Read full book review >