Search Results: "Irene Aparici Martín"


BOOK REVIEW

MOM GOES TO WAR by Irene Aparici Martín
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A good idea drowns in unnecessary excess. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Great intentions yield few rewards in this well-meaning, plodding explanation of breast cancer for kids. Read full book review >

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IT’S A BUTTERFLY’S LIFE by Irene Kelly
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"A book that proves science nonfiction can be accurate, factual and completely engrossing, this is a must for libraries and any curious nature lovers. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-10)"
Almost any five-year-old can tell you the basics of a butterfly's life. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: June 15, 2005

"The unorthodox format is well suited to spark interest in other imaginative journeys and to reading and writing about other parts of the world both in and out of the classroom. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Owney, a scruffy little stray mutt, wanders into the Albany post office in 1889, wins the hearts of the postal workers and becomes their mascot, riding the mail wagon to and from the train station. Read full book review >

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BESS AND BELLA by Irene Haas
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Sweetly soft watercolor and pastel images—a full page facing text, a small ornament as header or footer—cheerfully delineate bird, doll, dogs, mice, plaids and patterns, florals and tea things. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bess is playing outside with her doll when out of the snowy sky falls Bella, a little bird with a lot of suitcases. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MATTOO, LET’S PLAY! by Irene Luxbacher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Simple and spot-on. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Boisterous girl and quiet cat seem like an awkward match. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT’S A HUMMINGBIRD’S LIFE by Irene Kelly
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 2003

"They and the small font size make this difficult to read to a group, but for a lap child, or a young reader, it's just right. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Sweet, colorful, and fluttery, this bright little jewel is as cheerful as the bird it depicts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUAKER SILENCE by Irene Allen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"A follow-up is in the works."
Add thoughtful Elizabeth Elliot, clerk of the Cambridge (Mass.) Read full book review >

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WORD OF MOUTH by Irene Zahava
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"The overwhelming, obsessive self-absorption makes for a claustrophobic read, relieved fortunately by those writers whose women connect to wider themes and experiences."
Often little more than a paragraph in length, these stories by contemporary women writers range from the very good to writing of a confessional kind found more usually in mass-circulation magazines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHOICE by Irene Eber
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 3, 2004

"Still, it's worth sticking with. A fragment, yes, but one that glimmers—and enough fragments make a monument."
"The story I am about to tell is only a fragment": A Holocaust survivor remembers the small choices—some fraught with guilt—that allowed her to live as others died. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EMPRESS OF WEEHAWKEN by Irene Dische
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Rambling and disjointed, but enthralling."
Three generations of unconventional women figure in this autobiographical novel from Dische (The Job, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >