Search Results: "Giovanna Zoboli"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG BOOK OF SLUMBER by Giovanna Zoboli
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2014

"Mary Logue's Sleep Like a Tiger, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski (2013), and Mem Fox's classic Time for Bed, illustrated by Jane Dyer (1993), explore the same territory with greater success. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In the crowded field of won't-you-please-go-to-sleep books, this visually pleasing but awkwardly rhymed story fails to forge any new paths into dreamland. Read full book review >

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I WISH I HAD... by Giovanna Zoboli
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Images to return to again and again, with the text a jumping-off point to a sweet philosophy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The unseen and unnamed narrator of this Italian import wishes for many lively and thoughtful things. Read full book review >

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A MOST MYSTERIOUS MOUSE by Giovanna Zoboli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2016

"It's an odd book, but for anyone who has mice on the brain like this cat, there are more than enough cute ones in this book to satisfy.(Picture book. 4-8)"
An unnamed cat experiences a metaphysical crisis. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL SUPERMARKET by Giovanna Zoboli
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2015

"A tongue-in-cheek reminder that good food doesn't have to come in a box, jar or plastic bag. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Would a supermarket catering to animals stock pizza? Ice cream? Sugary snacks? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON GIOVANNA by Amanda Prantera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"With little decoration and an easy touch, Prantera offers a charming, if limited, comedy of matured love and virtuous compromise."
Prantera (Letter to Lorenzo, 1999, etc.) gathers a middle-aged cast of characters to enact an amateur version of Mozart's well-known opera, touching with gentle humor on that work's themes of the heart's durable passion in competition with the mortal limits of body and time. Read full book review >

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QUEEN OF FLOWERS AND PEARLS by Gabriella Ghermandi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2015

"This singular coming-of-age story defined by political upheaval and ancestral secrets introduces a sensitive, perceptive storyteller on the brink of womanhood."
Tales of the Ethiopian resistance during the Italian occupation haunt an extended family in this intricately woven debut novel by Ghermandi, who was born in Ethiopia and lives in Italy. Read full book review >