Search Results: "Laura Fernandez"


BOOK REVIEW

TCHAIKOVSKY DISCOVERS AMERICA by Esther Kalman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"A treat for those who already love Tchaikovsky's music, and certain to create legions of new fans. (source notes) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
In this rewritten spinoff from a recording of the same name (published in Toronto: BMG KIDZ, 1993), the 11-year-old daughter of Russian ÇmigrÇs meets the composer during his 1891 trip to America. Read full book review >

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THE MASTER’S APPRENTICE by Rick Jacobson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 11, 2008

"A fascinating little tidbit that could be true, but is unsourced. (author's note) (Picture book. 8-11)"
Marco's family brings him from Venice to Florence, where he is to be apprenticed to the great young master, Michelangelo Buonarroti. Read full book review >

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BABY TO BROOKLYN by Rajiv  Fernandez
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"The perfect baby-shower gift for Brooklyn hipsters, but all others, including the core baby-toddler audience, should 'Fuhgeddaboudit.' (Board book. 1-3)"
A baby's everyday world is paired with the sites and trends of Brooklyn, New York. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Cult of Ku by Bill Fernandez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2016

"An edifying novel that explores cultural conflicts in Hawaii between the world wars that is hampered by an overly ambitious, frequently turbid plot."
Fernandez (Kapa'a, 2015, etc.) incorporates Hawaiian history, folklore, and labor struggles into a 1920-set mystery packed with violence and murder.Read full book review >

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Hawai'i in War and Peace by Bill Fernandez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2015

"Engrossing and identifiable."
A young teen at a Hawaiian military school near the end of World War II contemplates his future in Fernandez's (Kaua'i Kids in Peace and War, 2013, etc.) autobiographical series.Read full book review >

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LAURA MCNEAL
by Poornima Apte

It was in 2002 when Laura McNeal was writing a magazine article about the evolution of home economics classes, that she walked up a stone staircase to a peculiar cottage called the Practice House in Fallbrook, California. “It had been built during the Depression because parents and teachers feared—incredibly—that high school girls weren’t learning the Home Arts,” McNeal recalls ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Kaua'i Kids in Peace and War by Bill Fernandez
Released: Jan. 10, 2013

"A fresh take on 1930s and '40s Hawaii, with a story of childhood that will likely resonate with readers of any culture or era."
Fernandez's (Rainbows Over Kapa'a, 2009) autobiographical account of his childhood on a Hawaiian island, from the 1930s to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Read full book review >

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CRIME & PUNISHMENT IN HAWAII by Bill Fernandez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2017

"While aspects of the story do not always sizzle, this book delivers plenty of enticing history.
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An attorney finds trouble in paradise in this crime novel set in 1930s Hawaii. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN TANA by Bill Fernandez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2017

"For the setting and era alone, this ripping adventure yarn offers sufficient rewards."
Set in 19th-century Hawaii, a historical novel stars a handsome young hero. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Wake Up—God’s Talking to You by Manny Dean Fernandez
NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 2014

"Although this Christian-themed guide lacks specific how tos, it may still inspire readers to pay closer attention to their dreams."
A Bible teacher with a passion for studying dreams tells of his lifelong interest in what he believes are unique messages from God. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 20, 1994

US Customs special agent Gately (aided by freelancer Fernandez) describes a sting operation that brought down two Mafia operatives and transformed them into useful turncoats for the federal Protected Witness Program. Read full book review >