Search Results: "Georgia Pellegrini"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 13, 2011

"Entertaining for a specific audience."
A bubbly combination hunting memoir and how-to guide, with some stellar recipes. Read full book review >

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Yubi and the Blue-tailed Rat by Georgia Hunter
Released: Sept. 23, 2011

"An occasionally confusing but engaging, adventure-filled fantasy."
Hunter's (Lucky Horseshoes, 2012) colorful YA folk tale about a poor boy named Yubi who goes on a quest with a copper vessel, a sea urchin shell and a talking rat to save a princess. Read full book review >

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LUKA'S QUILT by Georgia Guback
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"Attractively realized setting; disarming model of conflict resolution; unusually appealing story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Delighted that ``Tutu'' (``that's Hawaiian for grandmother'') is making her a quilt, Luka imagines the splendid colors of the flowers Tutu describes. Read full book review >

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CUB’S JOURNEY HOME by Georgia Graham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"An informative book for young nature enthusiasts. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Follow a mother black bear and her newborn cub into the wild. Read full book review >

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MATISSE ON THE LOOSE by Georgia Bragg
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 14, 2009

"A very good author's note gives some background about Henri and Pierre Matisse and about the reality of art thievery. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Eleven-year-old narrator Matisse's mother is head of security for the local art museum, where an exhibit of Henri Matisse's paintings is scheduled at the same time as a security-system overhaul. Read full book review >

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PASSIONS by Georgia Witkin
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1992

"Not likely to help those with serious problems, but bright and chipper and infused with a gung-ho spirit."
How to accentuate the positive emotions and eliminate, or at least manage, the negative; by a master of the pop-psychology genre. Read full book review >

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WANDA AND THE FROGS by Barbara Azore
ANIMALS
Released: March 13, 2007

"Azore's substantial text palatably folds in a bit of educational information, and Graham's warm, subtle pastels merit multiple viewings. (Picture book. 5-8)"
While walking through a park, young Wanda finds a puddle, made by the melting snow, full of tadpoles. Read full book review >

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FAMILIES ARE DIFFERENT by Nina Pellegrini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"Warm, attractive, and useful. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In her first children's book, Pellegrini takes on the voice of her younger adopted daughter, Nico, who explains that she and her sister come from Korea; they don't look like their parents- -''I grew in someone else's belly, but my mom and dad are the ones who promised to love and take care of me forever.'' Comparing her family to others she knows, Nico discovers nine other patterns—varied in size, color, composition, and family resemblances—all ``glued together with...love.'' Like real people, the ones in Pellegrini's serviceable illustrations are a little homely, but they effectively communicate their mutual affection. Read full book review >

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PARCHED by Georgia Clark
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 1, 2014

"Bold futurist adventure with unusual romance, riveting action and ominous ecological red flags. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A gutsy teen living on an arid, depleted Earth two centuries in the future faces danger and shocking revelations when she covertly joins a subversive group. Read full book review >

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MOLLY MOON STOPS THE WORLD by Georgia Byng
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"Chock-full of classic B-movie adventure—from shocking revelations of parentage to a deus ex machina escape from an overly elaborate evil-genius deathtrap: an enjoyable over-the-top page-turner. (Fiction. 8-13)"
Molly Moon's back, ready to save the world in this much-improved sequel to Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism (2003). Read full book review >

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WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES by Georgia Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Too beholden to sentimentality and cliché, this novel fails to establish a uniquely realized perspective."
Hunter's debut novel tracks the experiences of her family members during the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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THE REGULARS by Georgia Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"If you like basking in over-the-top banter and don't roll your eyes at perfectly neat endings, you'll have a fun afternoon on the beach with this one."
Think you'd do anything for the chance to be supermodel pretty? Well, it gets messy. Read full book review >