Search Results: "Lynn Maddalena Menna"


BOOK REVIEW

PIECE OF MY HEART by Lynn Maddalena Menna
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 18, 2013

"This attempt at a rags-to-riches tale of a wannabe pop superstar delivers more whining than wailing. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Blessed with an impressive four-octave vocal range, 17-year-old Marisol Reyes is ready to make a name for herself in the glamorous and perilous world of the music industry. Read full book review >

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MY DOG TRUFFLE by Lynn Reiser
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 28, 2001

"A companion volume, My Cat Tuna (0-688-16874-4) uses an identical format and features an inquisitive green-eyed orange tiger cat. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A curly-haired, brown dog named Truffle takes a winter walk in this little book about the five senses intended for very young children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INTO THE ICE by Lynn Curlee
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 1998

From Curlee (Ships of the Air, 1996, etc.), a riveting history of Arctic exploration that begins, appropriately, with the Inuit, who moved into that bleak and treacherous land after the Ice Age. Read full book review >

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CHERRY PIES AND LULLABIES by Lynn Reiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"A music sheet is included for the lullaby, as well as a family tree, an author's note on her family history, and a page depicting the generations of the homes of her relatives. (Picture book. 4-8)"
PLB 0-688-13392-4 From Reiser (Best Friends Think Alike, 1997, etc.), an original and attractive tribute to feminine arts and crafts, in a personal history of one family's changing traditions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 2014

"Zoological eye candy captured with a keen eye and adventurous spirit."
An impressive coffee-table book brimming with a couple's beautiful photographs of exotic wildlife. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BALLPARK by Lynn Curlee
SPORTS
Released: March 1, 2005

"The volume arrives with the new season, and readers who need encouragement to get out to the ballpark will surely find it here. (bibliography) (Picture book/nonfiction. All ages)"
Adding to an impressive and growing body of work about important places, Curlee here celebrates America's "green cathedrals," offering a fine survey of American history through the story of baseball. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURES by Lynn Curlee
ANIMALS
Released: March 4, 2008

"Curlee wraps the contents in a context-setting Prologue and Epilogue, so the entire volume not only provides an engrossing visual experience, but serves up a coherent early introduction to the range and purposes of these ancient tales. (Folklore. 8-10)"
This is not so much a "bestiary" as a diverse gallery of figures from Greek mythology that are particularly suited to Curlee's distinctive, neoclassical style of illustration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKYSCRAPER by Lynn Curlee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2007

"Super Constructions to Design and Build (2001), or Chris Oxlade's Skyscrapers (2006), with its cutaways and plastic overlays. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Between a view of the Chrysler Building and a to-scale gallery of present and future behemoths, Curlee offers an opinionated survey of more than a dozen skyscrapers and their architects, chronicling the "rise" of both over the past century and a half of building big. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRAINS by Lynn Curlee
by Lynn Curlee, illustrated by Lynn Curlee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2009

"Sure to fascinate existing enthusiasts, this elegant survey will likely also create some new fans. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
A celebration more than a complete chronicle, this beautifully illustrated volume offers a personal and affectionate look at the place of the railroad in history. Read full book review >

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ANY KIND OF DOG by Lynn Reiser
ANIMALS
Released: March 27, 1992

"A promising readaloud. (Picture book. 3-7)"
From a psychiatrist who debuted with Bedtime Cat (1991), another story constructed on a repetitive pattern, but with a stronger story and a more satisfying conclusion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION

"A fine coffee-table volume of natural portraiture."
Not all of the animals, but a large sampling of the world's species remains on colorful display in this photo book. Read full book review >