Search Results: "Julie Vivas"


BOOK REVIEW

JULIE by Jean Craighead George
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 30, 1994

"Interesting Eskimo village lore, and more lupine detail, but the unifying theme here—Miyax saving the wolves—is not nearly as arresting as the original. (Fiction. 10+)"
This sequel to 1973 Newbery Medal-winning Julie of the Wolves continues the story of Julie Edwards Miyax Kapugen, the girl who traveled across the tundra with her adoptive wolf pack. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LET'S EAT! by Ana Zamorano
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"QuÇ maravilla, indeed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In a winning celebration of the many loving circles of relationships in an extended family, newcomer Zamorano and veteran Vivas have collaborated on a snapshot of two weeks in the lives of a large Spanish clan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAMSARA DOG by Helen Manos
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Perhaps not for every library, but this is definitely deserving of a place on the shelf next to Zen Shorts (2005) and Little Stone Buddha (2005). (Picture book. 7-10)"
The Buddhist concepts of reincarnation—and by extension Samsara and Nirvana—are conveyed with touching clarity in this Australian import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LET THE CELEBRATIONS BEGIN! by Margaret Wild
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"An outstanding book, filled with reverent awe at the nobility of the human spirit. (Picture book. 5+)"
There still exist toys that were made at the concentration camp at Belsen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEEPY PENDOODLE by Malachy Doyle
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Parents will be irresistibly tempted to share this with their own Peepy Splendiddles—er, Penduddles. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Chock full of warm sentiment and playful language, this charmer will draw smiles from even the most stonehearted. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR GRANNY by Margaret Wild
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Sure to enliven a primary unit on families, or to launch a cozy bedtime chat. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Another treasure from Wild/Vivas (The Very Best of Friends, etc.) ``Some grannies live in apartments...farmhouses...nursing homes or nowhere at all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUFFLING by Margaret Wild
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Big Stripy Beak and Long Black Feather, in their quiet neutrality, allow readers to see exactly what parents of any age, gender or configuration do—feed, love and prepare their baby for that great race to the surf. (note on puffins) (Picture book. 2-5)"
When a baby puffin wonders when he can leave the burrow to explore the ocean, his parents Big Stripy Beak and Long Black Feather say that he must be "strong enough and tall enough and brave enough." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CUDDLE TIME by Libby Gleeson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"But more than most, this is one picture book that readers will want to preview before reading (or purchasing). (Picture book. 2-4)"
Unfortunate word choice and a disconcerting image mar an otherwise engaging story of two toddlers' early-morning adventure in this Australian import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JULIE CHRISTIE by Tim Ewbank
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2009

"Christie's significance as an actress and cultural icon await a more perceptive appraisal."
Shallow biography of the renowned film, stage and TV actress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2008

"Solid, decent, likable and a bit dull—rather like its subject."
The squeaky-clean story of Hollywood's ultimate nanny. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 28, 2005

"Indulge in this memoir of marrow and butter, knowing there is always a bitter green to balance the taste."
A gratifying year spent tackling the art of French cooking. Read full book review >