Search Results: "Liisa Chauncy Guida"


BOOK REVIEW

MOON by Steve Tomecek
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"A great in-depth look at how the moon's features formed and a starting place to understanding the changing shape of the moon. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
The latest in the Jump Into Science series is another thumbs up for the author as well as for future space walkers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAPPY THE LONELY CAMEL by Donald Rubinetti
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 1996

"Most of the illustrations take a more lighthearted approach than the text before toppling into mawkishness in the scenes featuring the camels' tear-filled eyes. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Cappy is unhappy because he is the only two-humped camel in a village of mean, teasing one-humped camels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COUNTING KITTENS by David Plummer
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"The end words often only approximate rhymes, and the meter—frequently distorted—does not facilitate reading aloud. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Counting Kittens (32 pp.; $13.95; PLB $15.95; Apr. 1997; 0-382- 39650-2; PLB 0-382-39649-9): Cute kittens of the greeting-card variety overrun the pages of an awkwardly written counting book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"A valuable, unique addition to the canon of survivor stories."
In Kovala's moving biographical debut novel, a daughter tells the story of her Finnish father's survival in a Nazi concentration camp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PARSON’S WIDOW by Marja-Liisa Vartio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2008

"Despair in miniature."
First English translation of a modern classic from Finland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTTO AND THE SECRET LIGHT OF CHRISTMAS by Nora Surojegin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2016

"An intriguing read-aloud for younger children and an entertaining choice for independent readers who like fantasy. (Fiction. 5-10)"
A white, elflike man named Otto searches for a mysterious thing called Christmas in this illustrated novel first published in Finland. Read full book review >