Search Results: "Marta Dal Corso"


BOOK REVIEW

OSWALD THE BIG by Alessandra  Henke
by Alessandra Henke, illustrated by Marta Dal Corso, developed by WARE'S ME
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2012

"Oswald seems likable enough, but aside from a few design flourishes, his story doesn't end up living large in the imagination the way a memorable hippo's should. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
A lazy hippo learns to lead a more active life through his love of dance in this cheery but ultimately middling story. Read full book review >

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MY GRANDPA by Marta Altés
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"Even though titles about aging grandparents are many, this tale stands out for its stunning simplicity and avoidance of heavy-handed messages. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The relationship between grandfather and grandson is evocatively portrayed in this spare but powerful look at the warm interdependency of age and youth. Read full book review >

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THE SUITE LIFE by Suzanne Corso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"An uninspiring rags-to-riches tale set in modern New York City."
The next chapter of Samantha Bonti's life unfolds in this sophomore effort from Corso (Brooklyn Story, 2010). Read full book review >

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Our Lord was Baptized, You Know by Marta Sutton Weeks
Released: March 29, 2007

"A searching outlook and meditative tone that will satisfy the faithful and doubtful alike."
Weeks' debut memoir chronicles both the geographical and spiritual journey of a female priestwho arrived at faith through doubt. Read full book review >

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THE INVENTION OF TRUTH by Marta Morazzoni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

"A subtle, evanescent, often lovely poetic inventiveness that's learned and deft—but also inescapably tiny, spare, and slight."
From Morazzoni (Girl in a Turban, 1988), a slim novella made up of two fictionalized bits of history intertwined like the ivy 'round the rose. Read full book review >

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THE SHE-HULK DIARIES by Marta Acosta
ROMANCE
Released: June 18, 2013

"A fun, escapist romantic romp with superheroes—who can resist?"
Unassuming yet powerhouse attorney Jennifer Walters and her secret alter ego, the publicity-loving She-Hulk, must learn to coexist and balance their physical and intellectual skills while fighting crime and injustice in the courtroom and on the streets, and possibly reclaiming the love of Jennifer's life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"A well-researched, refreshingly optimistic look at a serious issue, free of ideological preconceptions."
With an open mind, a vegetarian journalist examines our "love affair with meat." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I HAVE TO GET THERE! by Marta Mancusi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2011

"Though certainly not a giant leap for all mankind, a promising first effort that puts Mancusi squarely on the app map. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A young boy longs to travel to the moon so he can profess his undying love for it. Read full book review >

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DARK COMPANION by Marta Acosta
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 3, 2012

"Acosta's savvy take on sexist vampire traditions is refreshing even if much of its bracing astringency gets lost in the melodramatic resolution. Young readers won't mind, and all can look forward to the inevitable sequel. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
This enjoyable, chick-lit update of undead culture gives vampires and their victims a long-overdue makeover. It's a breath of fresh air in a genre marked by creaky gender relations and unchallenged class stratification. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE GRAY'S GREAT MIGRATION by Marta Lindsey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2014

"A suitable glimpse at a mammal that's likely to be overlooked in migration lessons. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Little Gray, a whale calf, doesn't want to leave his lagoon, but he soon realizes why he must make the long journey north. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INSIDE MY IMAGINATION by Marta Arteaga
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Originally published in Spain, this amorphous volume could certainly be used as a jumping-off point by a creative adult, but there are far better books on the topic available. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Imagination is an elusive concept, and this book misses the boat in its attempt to deconstruct one girl's creative process. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BROOKLYN STORY by Suzanne Corso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"A naïve coming-of-age tale which, despite sexual content, seems more suited to a young adult readership."
In an unvarnished debut, a good girl needs to get over her love for a bad boy in order to follow her dream. Read full book review >