Search Results: "Madeleine Comora"


BOOK REVIEW

BOOK REVIEW

TAJ MAHAL by Caroline Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Historical summaries and other notes (including the admission that most of the story is based on legend, since Mughal rulers guarded their privacy), plus a short reading list, cap a story based in history, and as romantic as any in folklore. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Placed over wide, sumptuous carpets of finely detailed golden vines or other motifs and illustrated with accomplished Indian-style miniatures, this lyrical account frames a touching tale of love and loss in magnificent visuals. Read full book review >

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GEORGE WASHINGTON’S TEETH by Deborah Chandra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2003

Now It Can Be Told: that severe, square-jawed look that the Father of Our Country flashes in his portraits reveals not only strength of character, but also his struggle to hide the fact that he was nearly (entirely, later in life) toothless by keeping a succession of spring-loaded false teeth in place. Read full book review >

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INSIDE MADELEINE by Paula Bomer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Bitter little pills about the world through the eyes of disillusioned girls."
More gut-wrenching stories about the awkward, hurtful lives of girls from transgressive storyteller Bomer (Nine Months, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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MADELEINE IS SLEEPING by Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Bynum is undoubtedly gifted with language and well-versed in literary allusion, but her first is almost unreadable and frankly sleep-inducing."
A self-consciously exquisite first novel, written in one-page (sometimes one-sentence) chapters, about the difference between a young French girl's dreams and her real life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Though readers may not understand L'Engle the human being any better than they did before, they will certainly come away with a greater appreciation for the way she grappled with her life and wrestled it into narrative."
A multifaceted portrait of the complicated writer who won the 1963 Newbery Medal for A Wrinkle in Time. Read full book review >

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Muddy Madeleine Meets an Arach-a-doo by Amanda Stone Norton
Released: March 6, 2015

"A story that features a clear educational message and diverse, engaging characters, with an aspiring scientist at its center."
A young science enthusiast discovers a spider and shares her excitement with her parents and classmates in Norton's debut middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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MADELEINE ALBRIGHT AND THE NEW AMERICAN DIPLOMACY by Thomas W. Lippman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2000

"Lippman's portrait is likely to prove valuable in the future as an accurate, unbiased record of Albright's term—and of the confusions of post-Cold War international politics."
An animated account of Madeleine Albright's career as Secretary of State that incorporates an examination of the foreign policy challenges (both met and unmet) of the Clinton administration. Read full book review >

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COLD PAWS, WARM HEART by Madeleine Floyd
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"It's pretty clunky, but the watercolor, ink and pastel pictures fill the pages attractively, and some might find it hard to resist a bear in a red-and-yellow scarf. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A goopy sentimental tale, ostensibly about friendship, but mostly just strange. Read full book review >

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CAPTAIN’S PURR by Madeleine Floyd
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"While there is a certain charm in Floyd's realistic watercolors and easy-to-read text, it's hard to envision any but the most die-hard cat fans wanting to repeat their journey on the river with Captain unless it's just to look at the pictures. (Picture book. 3-5)"
An unnamed narrator recounts a typical day for handsome Captain, a perfectly average black-and-white cat who mostly eats, grooms, and sleeps. Read full book review >

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ALLISON HEWITT IS TRAPPED by Madeleine Roux
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A treat for lovers of groaners and roamers with neither enough gore nor pathos to keep casual readers engaged."
A fierce young bookseller blogs the zombie apocalypse in this debut novel from Wisconsin resident Roux. Read full book review >