Search Results: "La Tortuga Casiopea"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT I LIKE MOST IN THE WORLD by Noemí Pes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2013

"That could have been the star attraction instead of a narrative that feels incomplete. (iPad storybook app. 2-7)"
A feature-rich app for kids around the world about other kids from around the world in which the main story is outshone by abundant extras. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE RIDING HOOD'S HOODS by La Tortuga Casiopea
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2011

"A visually rich, technologically sound app that could be a homerun with a bit of storytelling help. (iPad storybook app. 3-5)"
In this iteration of the classic fairy tale, Little Riding Hood (no Red) accumulates hoods from various family members—in a variety of colors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FARM ANIMALS by La Coccinella
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A simple game needlessly complicated. (Board book. 1-2)"
A baby's favorite game gets a barnyard setting. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ELEPHANT! by La Coccinella
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Toddlers ready for simple stories will find better choices among regular picture books. (Board book.1-3)"
This very busy board book seems to want to be a toy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BALL DON’T LIE by Matt de la Peña
FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2005

"Gritty and mesmerizing. (Fiction. YA)"
Travis Reichard only answers to the name Stick. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TIME FOR WEDDING CAKE by Salvatore La Puma
Released: Jan. 21, 1990

Winner of a recent Flannery O'Connor award for The Boys of Bensonhurst (1987), La Puma returns to the old Brooklyn neighborhood for more ethnic melodrama in this, his first novel—a clumsy fiction that takes the clichÇ of the hot-blooded Sicilian to absurd dramatic lows. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RETURN TO THE ISLE OF THE LOST by Melissa de la Cruz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"Likely, like its predecessor, to be a fixture on bestseller lists—but not for its imaginative or literary qualities. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Ominous portents in Auradon send the offspring of four Disney villains home—to discover that their evil parents have disappeared. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEOPARD by Richard La Plante
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"And Japan-bashing of the sort engaged in Crichton's Rising Sun (to which this has more than a passing affinity) comes off as racist on occasion."
An intelligent and suspenseful follow-up to Mantis (1993). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUZZ by Anders de la Motte
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A timely, realistic thriller about the governance of online information."
The second book of a trilogy from former Swedish policeman and IT security specialist de la Motte (Game, 2013) features a computer whiz and his bodyguard sister continuing their struggle with an ominous Game Master. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLD SHOULDER by Lynda La Plante
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1996

An alcoholic Pasadena Homicide cop comes back from six years in the gutter to take on a serial killer who preys on prostitutes. Read full book review >

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TEGNê by Richard La Plante
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Fair-to-middling entertainment for martial-arts fans, but little for orthodox fantasists to chew on."
Martial-arts fantasy from the author of Leopard (1994), etc. Renagi, the cruel and arrogant Warlord of Zendow, conceives a passion for the beautiful Maliseet, a peasant girl from one of Zendow's slave villages. Read full book review >