Search Results: "Lorenzo De Pretto"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"This publishes simultaneously with #2, The Secret of the Sphinx (ISBN: 978-1-59707-159-8). (Graphic fiction. 6-10)"
The screamingly popular chapter-book series about a timorous mouse who nevertheless gets drawn into adventure after adventure makes its U.S. debut in graphic form. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JENNY & LORENZO by Toni Steiner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"An uneven story about an unlikely friendship. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A spunky little mouse befriends a big cat in this European import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LETTER TO LORENZO by Amanda Prantera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"The eighth, and best, in this agile writer's long and continuing career, with startling twists, distinctive secondary players, and a narrative voice (Juliet's) of captivating emotional candor."
From the author of Conversations With Lord Byron on Perversion, 163 Years After His Lordship's Death (1987), etc., comes the artfully told story of a widow's attempt to solve the suspicious murder of her husband—a tale as much about the personal growth of a woman as about a murder investigation. Read full book review >

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LORENZO THE NAUGHTY PARROT by Tony Johnston
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Caldecott Medalist Politi, now 84, provides a joyous complement of freely drawn, brightly painted illustrations that bring the scenes vibrantly to life. (Young reader/Picture book. 4-9)"
Four loosely linked incidents in a nice Mexican family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STARRING LORENZO, AND EINSTEIN TOO by Mark Karlins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Every family needs an eccentric. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Lorenzo Fortunato is the odd-egghead-out in a family of performers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LORENZO, THE PIZZA-LOVING LOBSTER by Claire Lordon
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Look for stronger food and friendship books than this one. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Will involving kids in the cooking process help them try new foods? Lordon uses pizza-making to entice in this venture into new tastes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 18, 1993

"Great human warmth bathes a wine-lover's delight: one of the best yet about wine."
Celebration of the triumph of Italian winemaker Angelo Gaja, who has raised the once cheap and obscure Barbaresco wines to award-winning world status. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DE NIRO by Shawn Levy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"An impressive biography that will surely stand as the definitive De Niro volume."
The life and work of the legendary actor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DE GAULLE by Jean Lacouture
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1992

"A leisurely biography that stints on explaining how de Gaulle worked his imperious will, but scores in detailing his evolution as a symbol of national unity and as a geopolitical realist. (Photographs.)"
Lacouture follows up his De Gaulle: The Rebel, 1890-1944 (1990) with another admiring volume, tracing how the triumphant leader of the Free French consolidated his position as the colossus bestriding his country's political institutions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DE-EXTINCTION by Rebecca E. Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A staid but intellectually stimulating excursion across one of modern biology's most promising, and controversial, frontiers. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
"Extinction is essentially a one-way street. Or is it?" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS by Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"He also devotes considerable space to a discussion of the nature of the magnificent sculptures of saints, sinners, and demons added to the exterior of the cathedral, and its stained-glass windows. (262 illustrations, including 138 in color)"
While art historian Erlande-Brandenburg's careful, vigorous study of the construction of one of the greatest medieval cathedrals and of the symbolic intentions of its architecture, sculpture, and stained glass, does not break new ground, it does offer a clear, useful review of Notre Dame's long history and importance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEMORIAS DE UN CAMALEON by Miguel De La Cruz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2013

"A creative, evocative mix of stories."
A debut collection of short fiction, mostly in Spanish, addressing aspects of the Mexican and Mexican-American experiences. Read full book review >