Search Results: "Lisa Kopelke"


BOOK REVIEW

THE YOUNGER BROTHER’S SURVIVAL GUIDE by Lisa Kopelke
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

A little brother dispenses general principles and admonitory advice for getting along—or at least even—with a big sister. Read full book review >

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TISSUE, PLEASE! by Lisa Kopelke
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Kindergarten and first-grade teachers are likely to catch hold of this title and pass it around freely during cold season. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A bumpy, green frog with glowing, yellow eyes blowing his nose with a tissue is the captivating cover illustration in this second offering in a series exploring basic issues of manners. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EXCUSE ME! by Lisa Kopelke
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

The plot of this literally explosive debut may be perfunctory, but the premise will set off fits of giggles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DADDY LONGLEGS BLUES by Mike Ornstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"The jazzy poem will be fun for sharing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"Bounce with The Daddy as he plays his fiddle. He's eight long legs with a dot in the middle." 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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MONA LISA by Letizia Galli
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1996

"Some additional facts are provided at the end, but no specific references are cited. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
In a work subtitled ``The Secret of the Smile,'' readers learn a lot about Leonardo da Vinci, but little about his painting of the woman called Mona Lisa. Read full book review >

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STEAL BACK THE MONA LISA! by Meghan McCarthy
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"This melodramatic adventure will keep young readers riveted. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Definitely a dream but no less exciting for that, this freewheeling escapade sends a lad in pursuit of international art thieves. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY REAL NAME IS LISA by David Alexander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"TV rights to CBS, which will sharply improve the TV movie by shifting more of the menace from the opening episodes to the end."
A year after six-year-old Lisa Taylor is kidnapped, computer exec Peter Howard sees a man treating a little girl in a way that looks suspicious to him. Read full book review >

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WHO STOLE MONA LISA? by Ruthie Knapp
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A gem. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
This inventive book's $20,000 Pyramid category would be "What Mona Lisa Might Say." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPER OSCAR by Oscar De La Hoya
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2006

"This simple story, suffused with good feelings and elevated by wry artwork, marks a notable debut for its celebrity author. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Besides daydreaming, young Oscar's favorite activity is his neighborhood's Saturday picnics. Read full book review >