Search Results: "Melanie Florence"


BOOK REVIEW

MELANIE by Carol Carrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 1996

"Everything from the knobs on Melanie's spinning wheel to the troll's red shoelaces house is in sharp, bright focus—everything, that is, but the story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Melanie is blind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLORENCE by Michael Levey
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1996

"Exceptionally detailed reporting about a fascinating city. (50 color illustrations, 100 halftones, 3 maps)"
Levey, former director of London's National Gallery and a prolific art historian, explores the long history of the fabled city-state of Florence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLORENCE by Patty Civalleri
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 20, 2016

"While this work looks like a traditional Florence guidebook, the author's expert use of facts and illustrations sets it above the rest."
A historian and armchair archaeologist shares her knowledge of Florence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JORDIN TOOTOO by Melanie Florence
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2011

"Like her subject, the author doesn't pull many punches in Tootoo's rousing, rather hard-bitten tale, which, thankfully, has a storybook ending aimed directly at teenage-boy reluctant readers. (Biography. 11-15)"
Hockey was born in Canada, so it comes as a shock to learn that the first Inuit to play in the National Hockey League was Jordin Tootoo, who made it to the Nashville Predators in 2003. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REZ REBEL by Melanie Florence
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A missed opportunity to fully engage with a deeply serious issue. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Floyd Twofeathers, a Cree teen, vents his frustrations in his secret journal, creating stories to alleviate the angst and confusion he experiences while living on the (fictional) Bitter Lake Reserve. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MISSING by Melanie Florence
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Well-meaning but unsatisfying. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Feather's life is changed when one friend and then another go missing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE NIGHT by Melanie Florence
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A weak if well-meaning addition to a genre in need of strong books. (Fiction. 13-16)"
One night of horror leaves a lasting problem for 17-year-old Luna and her family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HE WHO DREAMS by Melanie Florence
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"This novel allows young readers to embrace their own heritages and realize they stand on the shoulders of all their ancestors. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Living on his Cree mother's Aboriginal reserve but looking like his redheaded Irish father, narrator John McCaffrey struggles to discover where he belongs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MELANIE KLEIN by Julia Kristeva
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Of much substance, though of interest to a very small readership."
The second installment, of more narrow interest than her Hannah Arendt (p. 787), in postmodern pioneer Kristeva's planned three-volume triptych on female geniuses. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEETING MELANIE by Nancy Garden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2002

"Questions of out-of-wedlock pregnancy, class distinctions, wealth, and poverty are touched upon, if not wrestled with, and there's just enough food for thought to keep things interesting. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Allie, almost 12, loves her life on Seal Head Island off the coast of Maine, but it promises to be a hard summer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MELANIE JANE by Susan Arkin Couture
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1996

"For actual silliness and less moralistic fervor, stick with Stieg's Spinky Sulks (1988). (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bright colors and winsome illustrations cannot sweeten this didactic rhyming tale from two picture-book newcomers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1998

"While sometimes overly reflective of Anthony's painstaking research, this biography is a fascinating account of one of the most complex of all the political wives of this century. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A revealing biography with unmistakably powerful contemporary parallels to recent presidential spouses, from Anthony (First Ladies, 2 vols., 1990, 1991). Read full book review >