Search Results: "Maya Sarfati"


BOOK REVIEW

A SMILE FOR ELLIOT by Maya  Sarfati
by Maya Sarfati, illustrated by Maya Sarfati, developed by Touchoo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2012

"This DIY book isn't half bad, but the price tag is sure to snatch a few smiles. (iPad storybook app. 18 mos.-5)"
A sweet but bland story about the imaginings of a boy and his koala bear. Read full book review >

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MAYA by Mahak Jain
Kirkus Star
by Mahak Jain, illustrated by Elly MacKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2016

"Jain and MacKay's story and art work seamlessly to convey an important and subtle story of love, loss, beauty, and joy. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A young girl and her mother soothe themselves to sleep during a power outage in modern urban India, despite how sorely they both miss Maya's dead Papa. Read full book review >

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Riviera Maya by Robert Leslie Fisher
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 13, 2015

"An ambitious novel that falls short of its lofty goals.
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Smarting from the wound of her husband's desertion, a young professional architect nevertheless tries to win him back in Fisher's (Vanilla Republic, 2009, etc.) novel.Read full book review >

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MAYA ANGELOU by Miles Shapiro
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1994

"Oddly abbreviated chronology; further reading (mostly Angelou's books); index. (Biography. 11+)"
Closely following events the poet has described in her several autobiographical volumes (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1970, etc.), this entry in the Black Americans of Achievement series focuses on her youth and, with somewhat less detail, her early adulthood—the extraordinary range of successful careers, as cook, dancer, madam, singer, actress, poet, administrator, journalist, and professor, for none of which she trained formally (again and again, she landed a job in an untried field and carried it off with panache). Read full book review >

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MAYA ANGELOU by Lisbeth Kaiser
by Lisbeth Kaiser, illustrated by Leire Salaberria, translated by Raquel Pitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2016

"Stirring encouragement for all 'little people' with 'big dreams.' (Picture book/biography. 5-7)"
"There's nothing I can't be," young Maya thinks, and then shows, in this profile for newly independent readers, imported from Spain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Maya Rising by Melissa Roen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2015

"A vividly imagined but dark dystopian fantasy complete with passionate romance and dangerous alliances."
An intrepid pair has survived the apocalypse, but the worst is yet to come in Roen's sequel to Last Call for Caviar (2013). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 11, 2011

"A readable, detailed rendering of ancient Mayan life and how the glory of Palenque may have ended."
Palace intrigue reigns in the ancient Mayan city of Palenque in Wiseman's debut historical novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAYA LIN by Jeanne Walker Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Overall, a fine celebration of a renowned woman artist. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A concise biography introduces the Chinese-American artist and designer Maya Lin, best known for her architectural plan for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NAMING MAYA by Uma Krishnaswami
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2004

"Both setting and protagonist are entirely memorable, and difficult to leave behind. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In a narrative redolent of spices, an American-born Indian girl sorts out memory and identity in the house of her grandfather. Read full book review >

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MAYA ANGELOU by Jayne Pettit
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Incredibly, not a word of her poetry or prose appears in this perfunctory rendering. (Biography. 8-11)"
In this dull entry in the Rainbow Biography series, Pettit (A Time to Fight Back, 1996, etc.) sets out to tell the story of a ``remarkable woman who has survived the pain of abandonment, the anguish of child abuse, and the hatred of racial intolerance.'' The abandonment, abuse, and hatred are dutifully chronicled from the time the girl who would become Maya, age three, and her four-year- old brother are shipped off to live in Stamps, Arkansas—Klan country—to her rape in St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 19, 1993

"Those with a serious interest in Maya myth, symbol, and art, though, can excavate much of value here. (Illustrations—250, including 24 pages color)"
How elements of the Maya creation myth can be found in ancient Maya art as well as in today's Maya folk culture. Read full book review >