Search Results: "Maria Celeste Galilei"


BOOK REVIEW

LETTERS TO FATHER by Maria Celeste Galilei
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 16, 2001

"Lively and lovely. Making these available to the English-speaking world is a great public service."
The gentle, intelligent voice of Galileo's daughter speaks across the centuries in 124 remarkable epistles—published for the first time in English—written to her father in the early 17th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1999

"Children will respond to this with amusement, and the theme is a worthy one. (Picture book. 7-8)"
A toy bear plays conflict resolution specialist in this post-modern episode from the illustrator of Eric Sanvoisin's The Ink Drinker (1998). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARIA by Theodore Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Predictable but pleasant. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Taylor (The Cay, 1969, plus numerous other adventures) fashions a heartwarmer about a Mexican-American's efforts to get her people included in their California town's Christmas festivities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AUNT MARIA by Diana Wynne Jones
Released: Oct. 23, 1991

"Setting the stage takes a bit long here, and the story is neither Jones's wittiest nor her most thought-provoking; still, the plot has that delightful intricacy her fans admire, and its multiplicity of details is remarkably imaginative. (Fiction. 12+)"
With her usual facility, Jones plunges an ordinary family, in shock from the apparent death of their half-divorced Dad and newly entrapped by the needs of a decrepit great-aunt, into a weird mix of small-town pettiness, magic, and witchcraft, all overlaid with a wryly original look at the war between the sexes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CELESTE ASCENDING by Kaylie Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2000

"An uncompelling riff on overcoming some hard knocks in time to find wisdom."
A transparently redemptive tale in which a troubled young woman, reared in the suburbs, is overwhelmed by a past filled with the requisite tragedies. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARIA MONTESSORI by Marie Tennent Shephard
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 9, 1996

"But this is a fluent, readable work on an important figure often overlooked. (b&w photos, sources, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-12)"
The life of the ``Teacher of Teachers,'' the first female Italian doctor, who led, almost by accident, an education revolution, and who created in a Roman slum the teaching method that would become the basis for the system of Montessori schools. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Inspiring and incisive. (b&w photos, index, not seen) (Biography. 10-14)"
One of those important pieces of history that somehow never made it into textbooks: the story of Maria Mitchell, a self-taught astronomer who discovered Comet Mitchell, served as an inspiring teacher, and was the first woman inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST (AND FOUND) BALLOON by Celeste Jenkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"It's an altogether charming book, but children may want to imitate Molly; adult caregivers of those that do should check environmental cautions and state law first. (Language to this effect will be added to the book in subsequent printings.) (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a pleasing tale by the recipient of the 2011 Cheerios New Author Contest, cheerful Molly releases a balloon and gains a friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARIA FITZHERBERT by James Munson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"Impressively detailed, and with a lively tone, but perhaps best for truly dedicated royalists. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Editor/historian Munson's (Victoria: Portrait of a Queen, not reviewed) account of a little-known romantic scandal of the British monarchy: the Prince of Wales' strange 1785 marriage to a twice-widowed Catholic woman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARIA CALLAS by Stelios Galatopoulos
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"Arianna Stassinopoulos's Maria Callas, l981). (100 b&w photos, not seen)"
A personal friend of the celebrated opera singer offers a pedestrian but solid biography notable for extensive quotes from Callas's own reflections on her life and career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1997

"What would happen, one wonders, if this remarkable woman were running things? (32 pages photos, not seen)"
The tastefully yet candidly told life story of one of America's most gifted dancers, a former wife of George Balanchine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARIA CALLAS by Jürgen Kesting
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Callas fan. (Illustrations)"
One of the three best books on the voice of Maria Callas, following John Ardoin's The Callas Legacy (1977) and Michael Scott's Maria Meneghini Callas (1992). Read full book review >