Search Results: "Luca Spaghetti"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"An enticing entrée of sweet amity and savory memories."
A Roman tax accountant befriends a heartbroken American journalist with heartwarming results. Read full book review >

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SPAGHETTI EDDIE by Ryan SanAngelo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The story has a good, zippy tempo and the waggish art makes it all seem possible, capturing Eddie in his cool, maverick glory. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Spaghetti makes the world go round; leastwise it does in this silly, jazzy tale that tips its hat to the unconventional in us. Read full book review >

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SPAGHETTI PARK by DyAnne DiSalvo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"A no-nonsense narrative about sticking with it. (Picture book. 5-9)"
DiSalvo (A Castle on Viola Street, 2001, etc.) puts the spotlight on community again in this tightly woven tale about a likable urban neighborhood with deep roots. Read full book review >

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SPAGHETTI RAIN by Joan Trotter Srager
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Addresses serious issues with sensitivity and compassion, but the lightweight narrative lacks substance."
A 12-year-old girl experiences a year of discovery and transformation in Srager'sdebut YA novel. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"The final spread shows each of the previous pages in miniature with short explanations of the grammatical terms and issues. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Truss follows up her hilarious guide to comma placement with a sequel focusing on the trickier concept of apostrophes. Read full book review >

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ONE HUNDRED SPAGHETTI STRINGS by Jen Nails
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"Nails serves up a platter of tender, poignant goodies, but the resolution, or lack thereof, on some key questions raised may be a bit hard to swallow for young readers. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Is your family a well-catered, fancy meal? Or is it more like a cafeteria food fight? Finding the kernel of truth about her family's simmering secrets sets one girl up with a recipe for confusion. Read full book review >

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ON TOP OF SPAGHETTI by Paul Brett Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Music and recipes are included for those who want the full experience. (Picture book. 2-8)"
Yodeler Jones's Spaghetti Emporium & Musicale is in trouble when the Fried Fritter Fricassee opens next door. Read full book review >

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TYLER MAKES SPAGHETTI! by Tyler Florence
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Florence's purpose is clear: 'Good food can save the day!' A worthy message, drawn perfectly by Frazier, whose illustrations could work without the words. (recipe, additional information) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Florence and Frazier are back (Tyler Makes Pancakes!, 2012), this time with dinner as young Tyler learns about spaghetti—how to cook it and where its ingredients come from—in this masterfully illustrated story. Read full book review >

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COLD SPAGHETTI AT MIDNIGHT by Maggie Waldron
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 1992

"A harmless if uncertainly salubrious mix that could appeal to uncritical self-helpers."
This odd compendium of ``revivers and comforters'' (bread pudding; the tripe hangover cure, menudo), ``feel-good foods'' (an alphabetical listing from apples to yogurt), ``healing herbs and spices'' (embracing chamomile and chili powder), and remedies (for acne, anemia, hypertension) combines a sophisticated range of simple ethnic recipes with rivers of eclectic chat on specific foods, nutrients, remedies, and ailments. Read full book review >

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THE SPAGHETTI-SLURPING SEWER SERPENT by Laura Ripes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Fun enough once through, but not much more. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A pint-sized sleuth tracks a purple underground monster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2011

"Overall, a varying presentation turns self-help sour. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Inconsistency may be the greatest curse in the culinary world, and the fictional Feelings Restaurant suffers from it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2009

"Frustrations whisked into a tasty treat of a story."
Giada De Laurentiis meets Candace Bushnell in this debut memoir from romantically challenged yet resilient Melucci. Read full book review >