Search Results: "Ivan Annibali"


BOOK REVIEW

NAAILDE THE WITCH by Giada Devuno
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A healthy spoonful of creepiness softened by the charming weakness of the characters. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
A self-important witch who haunts a small village gets her comeuppance—and her revenge, too. Read full book review >

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THE THREE LITTLE RABBITS by Ivan Gantschev
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A pleasant diversion. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Glorious watercolors in a distinctive style are the highlight of this Balkan variation of "The Three Little Pigs," retold by Gantschev (Where the Moon Lives, 1998), who attended art school in Bulgaria and now lives in Germany. Read full book review >

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THE HIDE-AND-SCARE BEAR by Ivan Bates
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2016

"Though a bit pat, the book addresses an important social skill for the very young. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A rambunctious bear thinks it is fun to scare all the other animals. Read full book review >

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WORDPLAY by Ivan Brunetti
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Praiseworthy! (Early reader. 6-8)"
Fun with compound words defines this early reader. Read full book review >

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THE BORGIAS by Ivan Cloulas
Released: April 10, 1989

Renaissance scholar and French National Archives Conservator-in-Chief Cloulas makes his American debut with this chronicle of two centuries in the life of the infamous Borgias. Read full book review >

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AN ANTHOLOGY OF GRAPHIC FICTION, CARTOONS, AND TRUE STORIES by Ivan Brunetti
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The anthology suggests that, thankfully, this extended family isn't close to exhausting its creative potential."
Don't be fooled by the prosaic title or the whiff of pedagogy in the introduction; this is the world of comics—or at least the North American, English-speaking part of that world—at its liveliest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE AND GARBAGE by Ivan Klíma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 1991

"Rich with allusion and insights, the deceptively simple story sometimes gets lost in his musings, but Kl°ma's portrait of a man and an artist trying to live honorably in his personal and professional life is a noteworthy achievement."
One of those classic semiautobiographicl European novels in which ideas are as important as plot, by Czech writer Kl°ma (My First Loves, 1988). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Living Beyond by Ivan Rudolph
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 7, 2015

"A thoroughly researched, if highly speculative, interpretation of near-death accounts."
Rudolph (Eyre: The Forgotten Explorer, 2014, etc.) explores the phenomenon of near-death experiences through a Christian lens in this religious work.Read full book review >

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AN ANTHOLOGY OF GRAPHIC FICTION, CARTOONS, AND TRUE STORIES by Ivan Brunetti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Broad in scope if somewhat narrow in emotional pitch, this stands to be, along with Houghton Mifflin's The Best American Comics 2006 (also October), a definitive text on American comic art for a good while."
An ambitious compendium of graphic narratives, designed to showcase both the varied styles and emotional depth of the field. Read full book review >

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THE CARES OF THE DAY by Ivan Webster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 1994

"A family reunion at which pleasure is scarce."
Webster's rambling genealogical rundown has some humble charm, but his debut reads more like notes for a first draft than an actual novel. Read full book review >

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MY GOLDEN TRADES by Ivan Klíma
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A master delivers."
Once again, Kl°ma (Judge on Trial, 1993, etc.) skillfully explores Prague life under the Communist regime in the trying years before the Velvet Revolution. Read full book review >