Search Results: "Lisa Albert"


BOOK REVIEW

ALBERT by Donna Jo Napoli
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"This fits nicely with Tohby Riddle's The Singing Hat (p. 187). (Picture book. 5-8)"
A young recluse makes an unusual connection to the outside world in Napoli's (Beast, 2000, etc.) first picture book. Read full book review >

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LISA, LISA by Béatrice Shalit
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"French writer Shalit's fifth novel—and first US publication—is an accomplished soap-script that needs fleshing out."
Goodness knows, there's a passel of domestic furor and flurry within this novel's Jewish/French family, who are gathered for a wedding—but somehow the fuss and feathers have no more emotional depth than the plink-plunk of a rapid badminton volley. Read full book review >

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MONA LISA by Dianne Hales
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"The breezy tone is a jarring contrast to the considerable scholarship that informs the author's history."
Like many visitors to the Louvre, journalist Hales (La Bella Lingua: A Passionate Journey through the World's Most Beautiful Language, 2009, etc.) was fascinated by Leonardo da Vinci's famous portrait and set out to investigate the real Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo: "Why did the most renowned painter of her time choose her as his model?...And why does her smile enchant us still?" Read full book review >

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ALBERT EINSTEIN by Milton Meltzer
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2008

Einstein shows no signs of losing his spot as Most Famous Scientist Ever, and here Meltzer makes a brave attempt to explain to younger middle-grade readers why that should be so. Read full book review >

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ALBERT EINSTEIN by Elizabeth MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2003

"A useful addition to collections for young readers. (timeline, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
MacLeod (Lucy Maud Montgomery, 2001, etc.) covers a lot of ground in this brief biography of Albert Einstein: school, early career in a Swiss patent office, early days as a professor in Bern, becoming friends with Marie Curie, choosing work over family, WWII and the move to Princeton, New Jersey, and the post-war years as a citizen of the world. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Period b&w photos; further reading; chronology; index. (Biography. 11-13)"
An easy, accessible life of the great humanitarian, with an impassioned afterword. Read full book review >

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ALBERT EINSTEIN by Albrecht Fîlsing
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1997

"While it sheds interesting light on many aspects of Einstein's life, this biography will be of more interest to the specialist than to the general reader."
Another full-scale biography, this one translated from the German, of the preeminent physicist of modern times. Read full book review >

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ALBERT SCHWEITZER by James Bentley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 25, 1992

"An admirable if flawed addition, then, to Schweitzer studies. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Bentley (Martin Niemoller, 1984), a former Anglican priest, makes use here of hitherto unpublished material in the Albert Schweitzer Archive in Alsace to paint a disquieting portrait of a very puzzling man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I, MONA LISA by Jeanne Kalogridis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A clever reworking, though not completely convincing."
Kalogridis (The Borgia Bride, 2005, etc.) chronicles the perils of young Lisa di Antonio Gherardini long before she became the subject of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting. Read full book review >

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ALBERT EINSTEIN by Kathleen Krull
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Another standout in a uniformly stellar series; here's hoping Einstein isn't the last Giant. (Biography. 10-14)"
As she did for Giants of Science Leonardo, Newton, Freud and Curie before him, Krull delivers a splendidly humane biography of that gold standard of brilliance, Albert Einstein. Read full book review >

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ALBERT KOTIN by Marika Herskovic
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A vibrant trove of exuberant art for art's sake."
A debut coffee-table tome displays the work of a major high-modernist painter. Read full book review >

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ALBERT CAMUS by Olivier Todd
Released: Dec. 12, 1997

"Still, this is a satisfying portrait of a man whose ideas on freedom, nationalism, and violence are as necessary today as they were half a century ago."
In this penetrating biography, Todd, a French journalist and author, clarifies the greatness of the Nobel Prizewinning author while also pointing out toes of clay. Read full book review >