Search Results: "Gloria Barone Rosanio"


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Flip Flop Flo the Know-it-All  by Gloria Barone Rosanio
Released: Nov. 16, 2010

"Steeped in love for their child and the playfulness of childhood, the Rosanios craft an enjoyable, visually appealing story."
A husband and wife author-illustrator team give life to a precocious young girl named Flo. Read full book review >

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DAWN OF EMPIRE by Sam Barone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A Bronze Age historical romance with brains as well as brawn, ripe for a sequel."
Barone's lusty debut recreates the valiant defense of a proto-Mesopotamian city against barbarian invaders. Read full book review >

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Released: May 8, 2007

"Brisk, thoughtful assessment of the full significance and implications of an episode in British history underappreciated on this side of the Atlantic."
A shrewd analyst of American politics turns his gaze eastward to the Glorious Revolution that placed William and Mary on England's throne and served as an example to America's Founders. Read full book review >

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EMPIRE RISING by Sam Barone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Stuffed with slaughter, sweat and viscera."
Muscular, blood-and-guts sequel to Barone's first novel (Dawn of Empire, 2006) finds the fourth-century BCE Mesopotamian settlement of Akkad besieged by Egyptian marauders. Read full book review >

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HAPPY FAMILY by Tracy Barone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2016

"Cinematic in its scope, this novel takes readers on a broad, deep, and poignant journey alongside a tough, admirable woman and the varied characters who populate her life."
In her debut novel, screenwriter, playwright, and film producer Barone uses a wide lens to capture Cheri Matzner's life, from a precarious beginning to a confident, peaceful middle age. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"As Congress once again debates immigration reform, Barone delivers a timely history lesson."
The Washington Examiner's senior political analyst examines the internal and immigrant migrations that have "peopled" America. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE ORDINARY by Michelle M. Barone
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"A good resource for use in upper elementary school classes, but the cover and layout may be less attractive to the casual reader."
Trouble brews in a small mining community when rumors of union organization spread. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Skurzynski continues her tour along the frontiers of commercial technology with a look at electronic games—video, computer, hand-held, and arcade. Read full book review >

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SMALL ACTS OF AMAZING COURAGE by Gloria Whelan
FICTION
Released: April 19, 2011

"National Book Award winner Whelan's characters are more types than people, and there is little of the flavor of the subcontinent in this overstuffed, occasionally pleasant tale of a plucky young woman in Raj-era India. (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
With her father away fighting Turks and her mother so often "under the weather," still grieving over long-dead son Edward, 15-year-old Rosalind James has grown independent visiting the bazaar with her Indian friend, Isha, and causing comment among the other British officers' wives at the club. Read full book review >

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THE TURNING by Gloria Whelan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

Tanya, 16 years old in 1991 and a principal dancer with Leningrad's Kirov Ballet, is both a witness to the events of a dramatic summer and a participant in Russia's fledgling steps toward democracy. Read full book review >

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ANGEL ON THE SQUARE by Gloria Whelan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

A young Russian aristocrat comes of age during the Great War and the Russian Revolution. Read full book review >

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BURYING THE SUN by Gloria Whelan
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"All in all, a vivid portrait of a country and a family under siege, and a testimony to human resilience. (Fiction. YA)"
In this somber companion to The Impossible Journey (2003) and Angel on the Square (2001), Whelan brings the horrific, 880-day Siege of Leningrad to life for young readers. Read full book review >