Search Results: "Margaret Olivia Wolfson"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 31, 1999

"The watercolors feature a riotous display of palm trees, frolicking sea turtles, fish, and islanders; these scenes capture the spirit of the myth better than the somewhat stilted text that lacks most of the poetry of Wolfson's previous book. (Picture book/folklore. 6-9)"
A Fijian princess and her daughter paddle through the green and glassy sea, to the far reef to catch fish in this reworking of several myths from Wolfson (Marriage of the Rain Goddess, 1996). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARRIAGE OF THE RAIN GODDESS by Margaret Olivia Wolfson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"So well are text and art wedded that readers will close the book and feel as if they are the ones who have been in a dream. (Picture book/folklore. 6-11)"
The Zulu rain goddess is looking for a husband and none of the gods appeal to her—they are all ``too busy with their spears and shields.'' She flies down to earth and finds a cattle herder who strikes her fancy, and sends him her proposal in a dream. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA by Judith Rossner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Until then, though, engrossing characters and entertaining riffs on the importance of traditional meals keep the pages turning. (Literary Guild main selection; author tour)"
Gourmet cooking, the television industry, private-school troubles, and one of NYC's last eligible bachelors amply furnish the life of Caroline Sindler in this warm, if disappointingly anticlimactic entertainment by Rossner (His Little Women, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA by Ian Falconer
Kirkus Star
by Ian Falconer, illustrated by Ian Falconer
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"New fans of Falconer can only hope Ian will soon star in his own book. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Even before her story begins, readers are following Olivia as she leaves a trail of clothes that she has eschewed in favor of the outfit du jour for her auspicious entrance on the title page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HATING OLIVIA by Mark SaFranko
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"SaFranko (Lounge Lizard, 2007, etc.) has a talent for two-fisted, Bukowski-esque prose, but he needs a story more worthy of it."
A couple's torrid affair slowly hits the skids over money, sex and art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA KIDNEY by Ellen Potter
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2003

"Disappointing. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Olivia's father has just become the superintendent of a New York City apartment building filled with particularly strange people. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA AND THE FAIRY PRINCESSES by Ian Falconer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Not a whole lot of plot here, but panache aplenty. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In this latest, delightfully droll episode, readers find their precocious pig suffering from an identity crisis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RESCUING OLIVIA by Julie Compton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2010

"Anders' road is a long one, and the twists along the way won't keep you on the edge of your seat. But Compton's increasingly pointed questions about what exactly it would mean to rescue Olivia make the journey worthwhile."
Modern-day fairy tale about a princely Florida lawn guy who must rescue his princess from a clutch of monsters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA THE SPY by Ian Falconer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Once die-hard fans spy this, they'll make a grab for it. (Picture book. 4-7)"
That irrepressible porker is back. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA ACTS OUT by Ian Falconer
by Ian Falconer, illustrated by Ian Falconer, developed by Polin8 Media
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2011

"Speedy response to crash difficulties demonstrates that the developers really care about quality; Olivia fans will hope for more adventures from this group. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Olivia's roots in theater shine through with her usual panache as she makes her debut onto the iPad stage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLIVIA COUNTS by Ian Falconer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2002

"This simple but satisfying work can serve as an introduction for younger preschoolers to the two longer Olivia stories, and Olivia's adoring fans of all ages will give three cheers for any new Olivia tale, long or short. (Board book. 2-4)"
You can count on Falconer (Olivia's Opposites, below, etc.) to keep adding droll, imaginative appearances for his precocious porcine protagonist, the inimitable Olivia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARGARET THATCHER by Jonathan Aitken
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"More than serviceable, but best for readers of conservative views themselves. Others will want to turn to more critical commentators."
An admiring biography of the Iron Lady by a former "Tory back-bencher" who played a role in her government. Read full book review >