Search Results: "Lucia Washburn"


BOOK REVIEW

LUCIA by Andrea di Robilant
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2008

"Occasionally tedious, but the author's meticulous attention to personal detail yields compelling historical character sketches."
A well-composed but substance-thin tale of the author's ancestor and the daughter of a great Venetian family. Read full book review >

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LUCIA, LUCIA by Adriana Trigiani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2003

"Silly but romantic stuff, written in a state of never-ending swoon."
More like a big, sloppy wet kiss to Greenwich Village than anything as mundane and unromantic as a novel: Trigiani's fourth (after Milk Glass Moon, 2002, etc.) starts off in extremely unpromising territory but thankfully doesn't stick with it for long. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR TRACKS by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"A make-your-own fossil activity is appended to the text, but there is no glossary or pronunciation guide that might also help the intended reader. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Starting from a child's experience of leaving footprints in sand or mud, an experienced author-illustrator pair introduces young readers to the work of ichnologists studying fossilized dinosaur tracks. Read full book review >

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DINOSAURS BIG AND SMALL by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2002

"While there is little new here, this is a non-threatening additional purchase for the dinosaur set. (Nonfiction. 5-7)"
An introduction to dinosaurs for younger readers, this Stage 1 "Lets-Read-And-Find-Out Science" title describes big and little dinosaurs from Diplodocus, "one of the biggest," to Mussaurus, only as large as a baby-bird when hatched. Read full book review >

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TERRIBLE TYRANNOSAURS by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2001

"While it will certainly find its audience, this title needs a little less lurid illustration and some documentation. (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
There are lunging, snapping, biting Tyrannosaurus rex's on nearly every page of this Let's-Read-And-Find-Out About title. Read full book review >

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DID DINOSAURS HAVE FEATHERS? by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Young dinosaur enthusiasts will love this fascinating information. (activity pages) (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
Zoehfeld takes a crack at the titular question for budding scientists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOK TO THE NORTH by Jean Craighead George
ANIMALS
Released: April 11, 1997

"Washburn, in her first book, has created sweet tableaux of wolves in the wild: purple and lilac landscapes and fluffy, smiling wolves. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A charming but sentimental book about the first months in the lives of wolf pups, from birth to young adult. Read full book review >

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QUEEN LUCIA by E.F. Benson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"The six Lucia novels form a kind of epic portrait of striving gone mod, and it's good to have them appearing once again."
There is some irony in the fact that Benson, the creator of everything from plays to sober biographies, is best remembered for his series of "Lucia" novels, delicious satires of the pretensions and foibles of provincial middle-class life in Britain in the 1920s and '40s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"Through the worst possible means—his daughter's abduction—a father uncovers a great deal about life and himself in this engrossing work."
A distraught young parent learns a set of valuable lessons by writing letters that his missing child may never read. Read full book review >

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LUCIA AND THE LIGHT by Phyllis Root
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"In all, a sturdy, satisfying venture. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In Root's original pourquois tale, Lucia skis up a mountain to find the sun that has abandoned her wintry land. Read full book review >

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THE BELLS OF SANTA LUCIA by Gus Cazzola
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 7, 1991

"Morgan's broad, soft-edged lines, sunny colors, and bold design are an excellent complement. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A mini-novel of a story set in picturesque time past: Lucinda loves her village's many bells until after her beloved granny, Nonna, dies; Nonna has used a hand bell to call for help, and in her grief Lucinda rejects all bells. Read full book review >

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THE ST. LUCIA ISLAND CLUB by Brent Monahan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"The mystery poses little challenge for Le Brun (The Manhattan Island Clubs, 2003, etc.) or the reader. But armchair travelers will enjoy the history and lyrical descriptions of St. Lucia, which has become the tourist paradise the planters were hoping for."
A 1910 honeymoon on an exotic island is rudely interrupted by multiple murders. Read full book review >