Search Results: "Julia Gelardi"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 16, 2005

"The Excellent Adventures of the Five Royal Cousins: sometimes solemn, sometimes frisky, but always captivating. (16 pp. color photos, not seen)"
Laudatory concurrent biographies trace the intertwined lives of a quintet of princesses. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"Likely to interest only die-hard Romanov scholars. If readers can keep the lineages straight—a big if—the book could prove satisfying."
A thick, murky exploration of Romanov royalty. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"Bending over backward to make a sympathetic case for the underachieving offspring, Gelardi (Born to Rule: Five Reigning Granddaughters of Queen Victoria, 2005) delivers substantial, accessible European history."
Uniquely conceived, well-argued comparison study of three epochal matriarchs—Queen Isabella of Castile, Empress Maria Theresa and Queen Victoria—and the daughters who didn't measure up. Read full book review >

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SWATCH by Julia Denos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"For color wranglers and windblown spirits everywhere. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Swatch is a color whisperer. Read full book review >

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DRAT THAT FAT CAT! by Julia Patton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Read that fat cat! (Picture book. 4-7)"
Cornelius Van Ploof is not a cat person—or is he? Read full book review >

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THE VERY BEST DOLL by Julia Noonan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"The short text, simple plot, and large, appealing illustrations make this a good choice for younger preschoolers as well as for story hours with a theme of dolls or toys. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In this sweetly old-fashioned story, little Nell is a soft cloth doll with a polka-dot dress and button eyes who accompanies her little owner everywhere. Read full book review >

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A YEAR ON MONHEGAN ISLAND by Julia Dean
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"Dean's first book is a fine study of a tiny community that manages to remain stable despite unusual pressures. (Nonfiction. 9- 11)"
An intriguing visit to a rocky island off the Maine coast; a tourist mecca in the summer, almost completely isolated the rest of the year. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL BABIES ON THE MOUNTAIN! by Julia Groves
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Readers hoping to share beautiful, age-appropriate images and accurate terminology should look no further than this book and its companions, bracing antidotes to the cuteness that floods the board-book shelves. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Animals that inhabit a mountain biome are introduced in this simple board book, one of four. Read full book review >

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THE LEVELLER by Julia Durango
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 23, 2015

"Smooth entertainment equally likely to appeal to both gamers and nongamers. (Science fiction. 13-17)"
Teens want to escape into virtual worlds, where they can remake themselves into gorgeous and heroic avatars; parents want their kids to pay more attention to homework and chores. This book is for both camps. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL HOSPITAL by Julia Coey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2015

"A straightforward introduction to an appealing topic for upper-elementary and middle school readers. (photo credits, resources, index) (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
Sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife who share our city lives are rescued and rehabilitated in specialized treatment centers. Read full book review >