Search Results: "Mafalda Martins"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 20, 2011

"Apprentice work at best, definitely not ready for prime time. (iPad informational app. 6-8)"
Amateur production design and underwhelming interactive features only underscore the unusual superficiality of this planetary once-over. Read full book review >

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BORN IN RIO by Cássia  Martins
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A colorful story of personal growth that ripens in Rio."
In her debut, Martins offers the warm story of a woman's return to the homeland she left as a child. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 1998

"Devotees, of course, will want the book as a matter of course."
A festschrift in honor of the New York City Ballet on its 50th birthday, incorporating reminiscences and testimonial essays with photographs of George Balanchine and his dancers and reproductions of set designs, programs, and other such memorabilia. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 10, 2014

"A passionate call for 'responsible meat-eating' and what that means, as well as an explanation of the small steps required for accomplishing it."
A loosely organized, lively and challenging collection of observations, ideas, philosophical meanderings and ethical concerns related to the meat we put on our plates. Read full book review >

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MY NEIGHBOR IS A DOG by Isabel Minhós Martins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2013

"Stylish and understated, this argument for tolerance is a welcome one—just like that saxophone-playing dog. (Picture book. 5-9)"
When animals begin to move into the narrator's apartment building, she welcomes their differences, but her parents are uncomfortable. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"A must-have for history buffs."
The authors (The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Vs. Lizzie A. Borden, 1994) return with a riveting history of the flourishing small town of Fall River, Mass., and its most infamous resident, Lizzie Borden. Read full book review >

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WHERE DO WE GO WHEN WE DISAPPEAR? by Isabel Minhós Martins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Without a direct mention or visual reference to death, here is real comfort to readers who have suffered any sort of loss, profound or otherwise. (Picture book. 5 & up)"
A wise, disarmingly simple rumination on the idea that disappearance is really only change. Read full book review >

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WHEN I WAS BORN by Isabel Minhós Martins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Translated from the Portuguese and first published in England, this account of a child's discovery of the world and its wonders unfolds self-consciously but winningly. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This cheerfully existential tome charms, from the stylized cherry tree on the endpapers to the very last page. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S THAT NOISE? by Isabel Minhós Martins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"More engaging fun than many higher-tech devices. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Every page demands that readers physically interact with this book's images. Read full book review >

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MARTIN & MAHALIA by Andrea Davis Pinkney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Sure to become an indispensable part of annual Black History Month celebrations and library nonfiction collections on important African-Americans. (Informational picture book. 6-12)"
A well-illustrated and meticulously researched story of the inextricably intertwined lives of two important African-American historical figures. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An authoritative account of pop-music history and the man who helped shape it."
The first of a Beatles expert's two-volume biography of Sir George Martin (1926-2016), up to his 40th birthday and the making of "Rubber Soul." Read full book review >