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

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 >

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 >

BLOG POST

THE LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
by Julie Danielson

I read a moderately-sized stack of brand-new, holiday-themed children’s books this week but want to write today about one that stood out. If, like me, you want something different this year, look no further than Otto and the Secret Light of Christmas, written by Nora Surojegin and illustrated by Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin. If you don’t recognize the names of the author ...


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