Search Results: "Isabella Hatkoff"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"True, informative, heartfelt and compelling. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
The story of the dolphin called Winter involved a prosthetic tail and was told in books and a movie. But the tale did not end there. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"A great way to raise children's awareness, this is sure to be a favorite with young animal-lovers. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
Young children will indeed be captivated by this tale of a baby polar bear raised by a zookeeper in the Zoo Berlin, but it is the adorable cuddly bear in the photographs that they will fall in love with. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Their story is recapitulated in this volume, so even if they don't own the first, eager young readers can catch right up and be mesmerized, mystified and charmed. (natural history, maps, notes) (Picture book. 5-10)"
In 2005, this father-daughter team, with the ecologist and the photographer, chronicled the irresistible story of the baby hippopotamus, orphaned by the December 2004 tsunami, which imprinted on the more-than-a-century-old Aldabra tortoise in a nature preserve in Kenya. Read full book review >

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SOME OF ME by Isabella Rossellini
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1997

"The relaxed, breezy, straightforward tone of these brief pieces is startlingly effective: It's rather like spending a long evening listening to a hectic, disarmingly honest (and charmingly ironic) stream-of- consciousness monologue. (photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A collage of autobiographical recollections by the model and actress, featuring wry insights on her professions (for her first Vogue cover, in 1982, she was paid $150; there are some fascinating glimpses of her work with the director David Lynch, ``the Jimmy Stewart from Mars''), reflections on her famous parents (the director Roberto Rossellini, who conducted much of his life from his bed, even keeping a film-editing table next to it, and the actress Ingrid Bergman, who ``loved acting most and above all''), droll, chatty passages on everything from bras to the true meaning of glamour, and frank descriptions of such matters as the therapeutic uses of lying and her idiosyncratic habit of holding discussions with her ``ghosts'' (principally, her mother and father) at particularly stressful moments. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 1992

"No birding enthusiast will want to be without a copy for his or her shelf. (Six color reproductions; 16 pages of b&w illustrations—not seen.)"
Lively portrait of the ornithologist whose groundbreaking works of bird descriptions and taxonomy far exceeded in volume, if not in quality, those of his American rival, Audubon. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 2014

"A well-organized, charming guide to Madrid."
Two American girls pen a travelogue about Madrid, Spain. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Dusi gives Montalcino a real presence, but readers may wish she would stop talking long enough for them to smell the rosemary and garlic."
A leisurely and comprehensive—perhaps too leisurely and comprehensive—catalogue of seasons in a Tuscan town, from Australian Dusi. Read full book review >

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GOOD-BYE, TONSILS by Craig Hatkoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

Juliana was a little scared when she found out she had to have her tonsils out, so her dad suggested she write a journal about it, and he helped. Read full book review >

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THE RED BICYCLE by Jude Isabella
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Well-meant but more didactic than entertaining. (Informational picture book. 8-10)"
When Leo outgrows his beloved red bicycle, he sends it to Burkina Faso, where it takes on new lives. Read full book review >

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CHITCHAT by Jude Isabella
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"An encouraging primer that ought to spark interest for further study. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Both fundamentals and peculiarities of language are introduced in this light-handed survey. Read full book review >

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THE DAY I RAN AWAY by Holly L. Niner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Sweet but not extraordinary, which just may be the point. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Toddler Grace tells her dad about the rough day she had. Read full book review >

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THE HUMMING BIRD BOOK 1 by Isabella De Wardin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2012

"Surrealist scenes and complicated language get in the way of an exciting, suspenseful story that's part coming-of-age tale, part political thriller."
A surrealist novel of political intrigue. Read full book review >