Search Results: "Guido Waldman"


BOOK REVIEW

SILK by Alessandro Baricco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1997

"Masterly."
Silk ($15.00; Oct. 15; 96 pp.; 1-86046-510-X): A fine novella, set in 19th-century France and the Orient, by a celebrated Italian musicologist and writer. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"A literary oddity that's compelling yet repellent, amusing yet outrageous."
Idiosyncratic musings by Italian poet, critic, and philosopher Ceronetti, originally published in 1979 and marking the first English translation of his work. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1996

"A little treasure, worth twice the price."
Dazzling, pithy vignettes of early 20th century India from a wandering Italian poet. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2006

"Absolutely marvelous. (Picture book. 8-12)"
In 1951, it was common to see Willie Mays playing in the streets of Harlem with the neighborhood stickball teams. Read full book review >

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WOUNDED KNEE by Neil Waldman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2001

"However, there is little else available on Wounded Knee, and for careful readers, this might be a useful place to start. (bibliography, photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
Waldman's (The Wisdom Bird, 2000, etc.) account of the massacre at Wounded Knee is accessible to young readers, but troubling in its lack of documentation. Read full book review >

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VOYAGES by Neil Waldman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2009

"A good match with Candace Fleming's description of these events in The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary (2008). (author's note, annotated sources) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
Imagine finding an old journal in the attic, a journal with pages worn and brown with age and written by Abraham Lincoln. Read full book review >

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A LAND OF BIG DREAMERS by Neil Waldman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2011

"For deeper research, students will have to look elsewhere but could use this book as an excellent starting point. (Collective biography. 8-11)"
Thirteen prominent American men and women are briefly profiled in this collection. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN CITY by Neil Waldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Although they are not on the whole very detailed, the architectural drawings are accurate and evocative. (chronology) (Picture book/nonfiction. 7- 11)"
A sentimental account of Jewish history, seen through the lens of Jerusalem. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 22, 2012

"Many thoughtful and wry observations inhabit this charming but uneven read."
In Mattioni's novel, a recent widower from Milan realizes his dream of resettling in Savannah. Read full book review >

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LIGHT by Sarah Waldman
NONFICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"A joyous use of contemporary graphics to retell the first story. (Picture book. 3+)"
The illustrator's daughter, 13, stays close to the text as it appears in Genesis, varying repetitions a bit (``It was all very good'') and ad-libbing some embellishments (``the softer light of the moon would shine through the nights, with the help of twinkling stars''); she also adds a ``Storyteller's Note'' on the creation story as a reminder ``to take care of our beautiful planet.'' The text, white on black in an elegant face, makes a stylish foil for art in luminous stained-glass hues, artfully composed of mosaic-like passages of dabs of color, larger areas in solid tones, decorative grace notes, and stylized figures- -e.g., an extraordinary portrait of Adam and Eve, where Waldman's freewheelingly unrealistic use of brilliant color is particularly striking. Read full book review >

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HAPPY ANGRY SAD by Guido van Genechten
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Even the most patient and precocious of preschoolers will need lots of help with this one. (Board book. 3-5)"
A challenging exercise in sorting, categorization and identification. Read full book review >