Search Results: "Marion Piffaretti"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 1991

The trial of Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry, with its titillating mixture of sex, lies, and videotape, not only attracted worldwide attention, but gave rise to more serious questions—which are partially addressed here by Voice of America's Agronsky. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARION HATLEY by Beth Castrodale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 2017

"A reflective, compassionate, and gracefully written tale about a designer that effectively uses its historical setting."
In this debut novel set in 1931, a corsetiere fleeing scandal starts over in a small town, where she learns more about her past and herself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WITCH OF THE TUILERIES by Avant-Goût Studios
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2011

"Too brief to stir more than momentary attention from young readers, but well stacked with touch-activated sounds and features. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
Two young snoops spy on an old lady they (wrongly) suspect of being a witch in this short, mildly sweet import. Read full book review >

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MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY’S ANCESTORS OF AVALON by Diana L. Paxson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2004

"For die-hard fans."
Another prequel to Bradley's bestselling feminist take on Arthurian legend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE MUSIC by Marion Billet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Consider this an unessential novelty unless sturdy books with nonanimal sounds are sought. (Board book. 1-3)"
Recorder, piano, violin, guitars, drums, and xylophone are played by a pig, elephant, cat, zebras, bears, and mice respectively, while chips embedded in each page play an appropriate snippet of music. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOISY FARM by Marion Billet
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2017

"Joyous cacophony for the younger set. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
This noisy barnyard junket should evoke squeals of delight. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLELAND by Marion Billet
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Sugary, but just the ticket for tykes not yet up to more teeming I Spy-style panoramas. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Pastel collage scenes of small animals at work and play offer the Oshkosh set opportunities aplenty to interpret and respond to visual busyness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOB THE ARTIST by Marion Deuchars
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"Striking art adds levity to the book's anti-bullying message. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Teasing brings out a bird's inner artist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLELAND AROUND THE WORLD by Marion Billet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A good way for tourists who are still toddlers to glimpse the wide world without leaving a parental lap. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The 10 animal tykes introduced in Littleland (2013) dance and play their way around the globe. Read full book review >