Search Results: "Manuela Cappon"


BOOK REVIEW

THROUGH TIME: NEW YORK CITY by Richard Platt
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"Not a guide that will be particularly useful to tourists but an adequate introduction for general interests. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
The level of information in Platt's narrative may be superficial, but the large trim size, cutaways of Ellis Island and other landmarks and intricate aerial views of Manhattan in this Through Time series entry capture a sense of the scale and bustling energy of "the city that never sleeps." Read full book review >

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BOYS ARE BEST! by Manuela Olten
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"For storytime chuckles, pair this with a tale in which the roles are reversed—if you can find one. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Along the lines of Ole Könnecke's Anthony and the Girls (2006), here's another import that takes a dig at masculine pretensions and is aimed at an older audience than its primary-reader look might suggest. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 1998

"It's hard to imagine a better guide to opera than Hoelterhoff, who captures its beauties and absurdities with equal zest. (8 pages photos, not seen) (First printing of 50,000)"
The Pulitzer Prize—winning critic offers a vastly entertaining peek behind the scenes at the world of contemporary opera. Read full book review >

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THE WOODEN CAMEL by Wanuri Kahiu
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"This empathetic look at a Turkana boy's deferred dreams and a family's struggle for a resource taken for granted by most American children strikes an important chord for families. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A Kenyan Turkana boy's dreams of racing his family's camels suffer when his father sells them because of the rising price of water. Read full book review >

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ZERO KISSES FOR ME by Manuela Monari
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"This is a sit-on-your-lap, kiss-and-hug read-aloud. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little one goes on strike against kisses. Read full book review >

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MOM, THERE'S A BEAR AT THE DOOR by Sabine Lipan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"Verbal and visual humor abound. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A bear, a mother, and her child have lively two-way conversations. Read full book review >

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BILL THE BAT BABY SITS BELLA by Daryl K. Cobb
Released: Dec. 5, 2008

"A sweet book celebrating brother-sister bonds."
A brother and sister bat enjoy a fun-filled week together. Read full book review >

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Greta's Magical Mistake by Daryl K. Cobb
Released: April 17, 2013

"A sweet but never cloying tale of a student witch, playfully illustrated."
With simple rhymes and a gentle spirit, veteran children's author Cobb (Daddy Did I Ever Say? I Love You, Love You, Every Day, 2012, etc.) offers an enjoyable story of a witch-in-training whose good intentions go awry. Read full book review >

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PIRATES: THE RING OF HOPE by Daryl K. Cobb
Released: Dec. 5, 2011

"Complicated hijinks don't quite sink this spirited swashbuckling tale of mystery and magic."
Cobb's 14th book comes complete with pirates, mysterious messages and a magic ring. Read full book review >

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BILL THE BAT LOVES HALLOWEEN by Daryl K. Cobb
Released: Sept. 9, 2007

"A fast-moving, fun rhyming picture book to pull out once a year."
Beware the brooms on Halloween night. Read full book review >

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MANATEE RESCUE by Nicola Davies
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Previously published in England as Manatee Baby (2013), this appealing animal-survival adventure is based on a true episode described in an afterword. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In a remote Amazon village, Manuela and her cousin Libia convince an entire village to cease manatee fishing after the two girls rescue, nurture, and release a manatee calf Manuela accidentally speared while hunting its mother. Read full book review >

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LIMBO by Melania G. Mazzucco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"An important addition to 21st-century war literature, if a flawed one."
A female Italian soldier returns from Afghanistan physically and psychologically wounded and unsure how to start over. Read full book review >