Search Results: "Maria Cristina Pritelli"


BOOK REVIEW

EVERYTHING IS A POEM by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"For beginning readers on up, the points of attachment are many in this hefty volume of mostly light verse. (Poetry. 6-12)"
An engaging collection of greatest hits by the former U.S. Children's Poet Laureate. Read full book review >

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THE MILLION STORIES OF MARCO POLO by Michael J. Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Readers looking to learn about Marco Polo will do better looking elsewhere. (map, foreword, notes) (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
As a scribe works, a child visits him, curious to hear the stories he has transcribed about Marco Polo. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2012

"Visually stunning and packed with sophisticated language and intrigue, this young sailor's log is sure to hook any budding explorer. (Picture book. 8-12)"
Nicholas Young, 11, circles the globe in this gorgeously illustrated seafaring adventure loosely based on journals of 18th-century explorer Capt. James Cook. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Many quotes from Reilly and the king of Swaziland make this quite accessible, inspiring fare. (pronunciation guide, index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-12)"
A contemporary African success story to please all budding conservationists. Read full book review >

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ALTHEA AND OLIVER by Cristina Moracho
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"Mesmerizing. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
This ain't no fairy tale: This raw coming-of-age novel captures the listless wanderings of teens at loose ends. Read full book review >

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I WANNA BE YOUR SHOEBOX by Cristina García
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2008

"Although the lessons Yumi learns ring true, the vehicle feels contrived and artificial, which prevents the reader from making an emotional connection. (Fiction. 8-12)"
There are two big themes at work in García's bromidic new book: "Change is hard...but it makes you grow," and, we're all a jumble of identities and experiences. Read full book review >

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TROUBLE IN TIMBUKTU by Cristina Kessler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2009

"More irksome than the banal plot, however, are the constant attempts to create African colloquialisms: Readers may grow tired of them 'faster than dust during a harmattan storm' and find themselves 'hungry as a camel four days into the desert' for a reprieve. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Precocious twins, Saharan sandstorms and black-market antiquities are par for the course in this middling adventure story set in Timbuktu, but Kessler somehow breathes new life into recycled themes in this Clive Cussler-esque thriller for teens. Read full book review >

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THE AGUERO SISTERS by Cristina García
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 1997

"Fluid, graceful, and extremely rewarding: a work of high seriousness and rich detail. (First printing of 50,000)"
A remembrance of things past in which several generations of a Cuban family intersect and collide throughout the ornate and highly polished narrative of novelist Garcia (Dreaming in Cuban, 1992), whose earlier evocations of homeland and exile have been refined to an even greater degree. Read full book review >

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THE DARLINGS by Cristina Alger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 16, 2012

"A lukewarm financial thriller."
First-time novelist Alger brings previous careers in investment and law to bear in her financial thriller about a prominent Manhattan family of financiers brought down by scandal months after the stock-market crash. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Stirring, if a little predictable."
A provocative salvo in the abortion wars. Read full book review >