Search Results: "H.B. Cavalcanti"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 5, 2012

"A wise and humane book that illuminates the modern Brazilian immigrant experience with vigor and clarity."
A Brazilian-born scholar's study of Brazilian immigration to America through the lens of his experiences on the way to becoming a naturalized American citizen. Read full book review >

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WINNIE MAE by H.B. Lewis
by H.B. Lewis, illustrated by H.B. Lewis
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The book may captivate older boys with dreams of flying, if they can be book-talked past the picture-book format. (Picture book. 8-11)"
A beautiful but over-designed book—it has a small, thin typeface that is difficult to read—about a boy and his model planes. Read full book review >

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Slave Queen by H.B. Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A satisfying historical thriller."
Omar Zagouri must delve into a mystery dating back to the 16th century when he's targeted by murderous conspirators in Moore's (Exodus, 2016, etc.) sequel.Read full book review >

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MY PENGUIN OSBERT by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Salutary reading for all children campaigning for a pet. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Thanks to an unseen but unusually obliging Santa, this cautionary tale of a lad discovering the hazards of even carefully phrased wishes reaches a happy resolution. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 8, 1992

"A lively and engaging string of benign adventures, then, with none of the harsh bite of violent reality."
A good-time memoir of life on the fringes of the New York mob, by the widow of a crony of Meyer Lansky's. Read full book review >

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WHAT THE DOG SAID by Randi Reisfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"This dog tale will, nonetheless, appeal to animal lovers, who may 'hear' their pets' voices just as clearly. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A talking service-dog-in-training may relieve 13-year-old Grace's crushing grief after her father's death. Read full book review >

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CAN I HAVE A STEGOSAURUS, MOM? CAN I? PLEASE!? by Lois G. Grambling
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"The illustrations, sometimes haunting and sometimes baffling, are soft-edged; they are full of dramatic angles and lighting effects. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The pleading voice of the title belongs to an impish boy, baseball cap worn backwards, who negotiates fiercely. Read full book review >

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MY PENGUIN OSBERT IN LOVE by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"Kimmel and Lewis employ the same combination of understated text against sweetly ironic watercolor-and-pastel illustrations, but even though this story goes all the way to Antarctica and back, it hasn't the emotional or humorous legs of its predecessor—a shame. (Picture book. 6-9)"
The child-and-penguin duo introduced in the fresh and funny My Penguin Osbert (2004) returns for a pallid new adventure. Read full book review >