Search Results: "Mary Casanova"


BOOK REVIEW

CASANOVA by Laurence Bergreen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Casanova's adventures include plenty of juicy details, and Bergreen weaves in just enough to prove his reputation. His travels during one of history's most exciting periods will be great fun for any history lover."
Bergreen (Columbus: The Four Voyages, 2011, etc.) applies his historical storytelling skills to the famous Venetian lover, introducing his intellectual side. Read full book review >

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CASANOVA by Ian Kelly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Kelly's immersion in the Casanova story pays off handsomely."
British biographer and cultural correspondent Kelly (Beau Brummell, 2006, etc.) fleshes out the complex 18th-century Venetian—principally known and caricatured as a serial seducer—as a significant intellectual chronicler of his age. Read full book review >

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CASANOVA by Lydia Flem
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"A thoughtful and intelligent examination of the great lover, but more effective as analysis and literary criticism than as biography."
Flem, a Franco-Belgian psychoanalyst and author, takes a bit of a busman's holiday with this biography/critique of the 18th century's most famous rake. Read full book review >

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ICE-OUT by Mary Casanova
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A unique look at a familiar period in history. (bibliography) (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
It is the 1920s, the age of Prohibition, the automobile, and the speak-easy. Even in rural Minnesota there is money to be made for anyone willing to bend the rules. Read full book review >

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WHEN EAGLES FALL by Mary Casanova
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"The author's note describes her hands-on research with eagle experts and includes several Web sites where naturalists can learn more. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Thirteen-year-old Alexis has been "banished" (her word) by her mother, who lives in San Diego, to International Falls, Minnesota, where her father is the foremost authority on the bald eagle. Read full book review >

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FROZEN by Mary Casanova
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A good effort, but not compelling enough to capture many teen readers. (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
Sixteen-year-old Sadie Rose, mute since her mother's murder 11 years ago, finds her voice again. Read full book review >

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THE KLIPFISH CODE by Mary Casanova
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2007

"Still, this is a worthwhile book about a rarely documented facet of the war that some readers will find fascinating. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
When the Germans invade Norway in the spring of 1940, ten-year-old Marit and her little brother Lars are sent to the tiny island of Godoy to live with their grandfather and aunt while their parents, an English teacher and an engineer, join the Resistance. Read full book review >

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CURSE OF A WINTER MOON by Mary Casanova
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An afterword ties the real history of the period to the fictional story, with a bibliography for further reading. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Dark, medieval superstitions haunt the people of a French town in 1559. Read full book review >

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MOOSE TRACKS by Mary Casanova
ANIMALS
Released: May 8, 1995

"The attention-grabbing action and emotional struggles of the hero will hook reluctant readers, too. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A suspense tale that pits moose against men, when poachers' greed threatens wildlife in the north woods of Minnesota. Read full book review >

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MARY by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"The interesting conceit behind these illustrationsto take children's book figures and place them in formal icon-like posesworks well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A strongly religious book featuring 15 scenes from the life of Mary. Read full book review >

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MARY by Hillary Monahan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"An urban legend too light on either gore or camp to be any fun. (Horror. 14-18)"
Four friends face the dire consequences of summoning the infamous Bloody Mary. Read full book review >