Search Results: "Giovanni Manna"


BOOK REVIEW

IF by Rudyard Kipling
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Giovanni Manna
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"The poem is widely available in collections, but this rendition—an ethereal alternative to the edition illustrated with photographs by Charles R. Smith, Jr. (2007)—makes a lovely keepsake. (introduction) (Picture book. 8-12)"
Though at times symbolic or only obliquely related to the adjacent lines, Manna's graceful images lend luminous visual notes to Kipling's stately prescription for maturity. Read full book review >

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FINN AT CLEE POINT by Richard Knight
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A treat for the thoughtful reader. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
A fishing contest leads 10-year-old Finn into danger, both literally and socially, when he's rescued, befriended and helped by the town pariahs. Read full book review >

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A YEAR IN THE WOODS by Henry David Thoreau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An elegant reminder of solitary pleasure in nature. (Picture book/memoir. 8-13)"
Selections from Thoreau's Walden are illustrated with full-page and double-page watercolors. Read full book review >

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FIRST MORNING by Nikki Siegen-Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"And who knows—perhaps the time spent would be remembered as a special day worthy of its own poem. (Poetry. 6-10)"
As a concept of both a beginning and an end, as endless and scarce, as ordinary and spectacular, and as something precious to be cherished, the notion of time is explored in this collection of poems by a rich variety of poets. Read full book review >

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MANNA FROM HADES by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 17, 2009

"Shades of Miss Marple. Dunn's departure from Daisy Dalrymple (Black Ship, 2008, etc.) is a serviceable modern-day version of the classic English village mystery."
Welcome to Cornwall, beautiful land of Cornish pasties, cream teas and murder. Read full book review >

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IMAGINING DON GIOVANNI by Anthony Rudel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"An interesting speculation done clumsily in broad strokes."
Mozart puts the finishing touches on Don Giovanni with a little help from his friends—an idea that outshines the execution of it in a historical from the son of opera conductor Julius Rudel. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO SAN GIOVANNI by Italo Calvino
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"For the title piece and the one on Fellini, indispensable; the rest isn't memorable."
Precious little unpublished Calvino (1923-85) remains, and this is some: five slender pieces. Read full book review >

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RACISM 101 by Nikki Giovanni
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 1994

"Unfortunately, though, without the cutting edge consistently applied, these views of society and culture tend to ramble and reminisce more than drive the point home, leaving a favorable—but less than lasting—impression."
From bestselling poet Giovanni, recently appointed professor of English at Virginia Polytechnic: over two dozen short essays, personal and political, on topics ranging from Spike Lee's Malcolm X to matters of family and friends While working primarily in the public realm by writing about various aspects of American life as she has encountered them in the past few years, Giovanni also leaves room for more intimate ruminations: on moving to Virginia; on the vagaries of teaching poetry; or on the significance of buying a candy-red sports car. Read full book review >

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THE SOUL BOX by Giovanni Raccuglia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 25, 2013

"A deft novel about philosophy and the cutting edge of medicine."
In thisdebut novel, a cancer researcher tackles difficult ethical issues. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 4, 2017

"Science and anecdote intertwine in this close examination of the bonds that bind humans together."
How and why intimacy is important in life. Read full book review >