Search Results: "Grace Maccarone"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NUTCRACKER by Grace Maccarone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A disappointing effort that fails to capture the magic inherent in the ballet. (bibliography) (Picture book. 5-8)"
This large-format retelling of the story from the popular holiday-season ballet focuses on the family party scene and the battle between the mice and the soldiers, with just a brief concluding visit to the Land of Sweets. Read full book review >

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MISS LINA'S BALLERINAS by Grace Maccarone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"The little girls, nicely multiethnic, have personality, and young readers, budding ballerinas or not, will enjoy the details of the ballet studio and the joie de vivre of the nine young ladies. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In an infectiously rhyming text not a little reminiscent of Madeline, eight little girls ranging in name from Christina and Edwina to Marina and Nina all study ballet in Messina. Read full book review >

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THE THREE BEARS ABC by Grace Maccarone
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"By no means is this an introduction to the fairy tale. The book would be best used as a guessing game or a writing device for kids who already know the story. (Picture book/fairy tale. 6-8)"
Can the classic story of Goldilocks be parsed into an alphabet book—successfully? Read full book review >

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MISS LINA'S BALLERINAS AND THE PRINCE by Grace Maccarone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Welcome Tony Farina to Miss Lina's, and join the applause for a lovely and lively story. (glossary) (Picture book. 3-7)"
The nine lovely little girls are back and what a joy—for there's a new student joining their ranks, and he's a boy! Read full book review >

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A CHILD’S GOOD NIGHT PRAYER by Grace Maccarone
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A gentle reminder for youngsters (and adults, too) to be grateful for the small things. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A sweet ode of gratitude for the simple pleasures in a child's life. Read full book review >

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BUTTERFLY'S SURPRISE by Grace Maccarone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Flutter by it. (Board book. 2-4)"
A sparkly, smiling butterfly looks for a present that "Mommy and Daddy" butterfly have hidden in this lift-the-flap board book. Read full book review >

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THE THREE LITTLE PIGS COUNT TO 100 by Grace Maccarone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Count on other retellings for the fractured-fairy-tale shelf. (Math picture book. 3-6)"
The three little pigs take on math. Read full book review >

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MISS LINA'S BALLERINAS AND THE WICKED WISH by Grace Maccarone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Applause for another lovely production from the author-and-illustrator duo. (glossary of ballet terms, summary of The Sleeping Beauty ballet) (Picture book. 3-8)"
One of Miss Lina's nine lovely ballerinas suffers pangs of jealously when casting is announced for The Sleeping Beauty. Read full book review >

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GRACE by Paul Lynch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"This is a writer who wrenches beauty even from the horror that makes a starving girl think her 'blood is trickling over the rocks of my bones.'"
A gifted Irish author offers another take on his country's Great Famine through the eyes of a teenage girl as she travels through a land wracked by want. Read full book review >

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GRACE by Natashia Deón
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2016

"A haunting, visceral novel that heralds the birth of a powerful new voice in American fiction."
Fifteen-year-old Naomi flees slavery in Alabama for a better life of freedom up North—only to run into trouble along the way. Read full book review >

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GRACE by Grace Coddington
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"Great read for those interested in events in the fashion industry and the personalities who shape it."
A lively glimpse of the fashion industry and the characters behind it from American Vogue creative director Coddington. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"A unique perspective on a period of critical transformations in China. (b&w photos)"
The extraordinary life of a courageous, outspoken American woman who survived 40 years of upheaval in 20th-century China. Read full book review >