Search Results: "Maya Gottfried"


BOOK REVIEW

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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GOOD DOG by Maya Gottfried
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 25, 2005

"Dog lovers of all ages will find this collection an irresistible treat. (Poetry. 4-12)"
Spectacular paintings on black backgrounds, a sleek design, and charmingly understated poems add up to blue-ribbon merit in this handsome poetic tribute to man's best friend. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"The combined effect of subtle poems, striking art and thoughtful design add up to a sharply fresh view of these farm friends. (author's note) (Picture book/poetry. 3-8)"
The third collaboration from this talented pair (Good Dog, 2005, etc.) presents an assortment of farm animals through short, humorous poems and whimsical paintings that give each animal a distinct personality. Read full book review >

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LAST NIGHT I DREAMED A CIRCUS by Maya Gottfried
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Jan. 14, 2003

"Luckily, the topic is familiar and interesting, thus, while this is not a good choice for children on the meek or literal side, it would be a magical experience for mature and imaginative young readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A circus fantasy comes to life in this unexpectedly dramatic work. 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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >