Search Results: "Gina Cascone"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 22, 2003

"A rare and refreshing tribute to a happy and wonderfully exuberant family."
Italian-American Cascone (Mother's Little Helper, 1986, etc.) pays affectionate tribute to her heritage as she recalls growing up among relatives determined to live life con brio. Read full book review >

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GRAVE SECRETS by Gina Cascone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"Formula horror from the 1990s still feels formulaic today. (Horror. 9-11)"
The Deadtime Stories from the mid-1990s are rising again—this time in conjunction with a planned series of live-action TV-movies. Read full book review >

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AROUND THE WORLD RIGHT NOW by Gina Cascone
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2017

"Straightforward—with a little bit of fun. (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
Time zones are not always easy to understand. Read full book review >

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FEET MAN AND MR. TINY by Gina Freschet
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2006

"Measured by the foot—this rates ten toes. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Feet Man has a pretty uncomfortable life. Read full book review >

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BETO AND THE BONE DANCE by Gina Freschet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2001

"Spanish terms pepper the text and vibrant drawings with a decidedly south-of-the-border flavor add a richness to this tale of the remembrance of the dead through the celebration of their lives. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Freschet returns to the theme of Mexican holiday she celebrated so well in Naty's Parade (2000). Read full book review >

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HELLHOLE by Gina Damico
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Hilarious—all the way through. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
A dark comedy follows the misadventures of a boy trying to get rid of the devil that has moved into his basement. Read full book review >

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CROAK by Gina Damico
Released: March 20, 2012

"Fantasy fans who like their tales gritty and filled with irreverent humor will be eager for the follow-up. (Paranormal comedy. 13-18)"
A teen hellion realizes her calling as a grim reaper in this derivative but enjoyable novel set in an unusual town in upstate New York. Read full book review >

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LIVE AND LET LOVE by Gina Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 24, 2012

"Secret agents, mysterious identities and a love that just won't die make for a sweet, clever escape from reality."
As far as Willow Pierce is concerned, her husband, secret agent Jack Pierce, died two years ago, so why should her handsome new neighbor remind her so much of her late husband, and what exactly should she do about it? Read full book review >

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ARMED AND DANGEROUS by Gina Gallo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2001

"An utterly credible picture of what a big-city cop's life is really like and of how being a cop affects thinking, beliefs, and behavior."
All the ugliness, danger, and misery of life as a big-city cop, told with perception, humor, and apparently without fear of reprisals by a 16-year veteran on the Chicago police force. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 9, 2004

"Pessimistic, protracted lament for the death of food."
In a wistful memoir of her British/American upbringing, a food writer for the Canadian National Post urges us to grab all the flavor we can while we still can. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"All the more reason the book should appeal to readers who want to learn the facts and think for themselves. (Author tour)"
Not a quickie to exploit the news sensation of the year, Kolata's review of the before-during-and-aftermath of the cloning of a Scottish sheep is a well-researched account of critical events in the history of embryology and developmental biology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 29, 2005

"Amusing and eye-opening, if flawed."
An engaging chronicle of Barreca's ups and downs as one of the first female students at Dartmouth. Read full book review >