Search Results: "Milan Pavlovic"


BOOK REVIEW

HEY CANADA! by Vivien Bowers
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2012

"Still, for armchair tourists, a broad if rosy picture of our neighbor to the north. (maps, index) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Arrays of small color photos, cartoons and occasional comic-book pages provide visuals for a young traveler's lively if superficial account of a quick province-by-province drive across Canada. Read full book review >

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DANNY, WHO FELL IN A HOLE by Cary Fagan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"A quirky existential adventure for thoughtful readers. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Faced with sudden life changes, a boy blindly rushes into a deserted construction site and falls into a hole. Read full book review >

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KABUNGO by Rolli
Kirkus Star
by Rolli, illustrated by Milan Pavlovic
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Fresh and original, this appealing account of friendship celebrates differences and community. (Fiction. 7-10)"
"The unexpected is what happens three times a day at least" when your best friend is a cave girl. Read full book review >

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SEAMUS’S SHORT STORY by Heather Hartt-Sussman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"To quote the closing text: 'And that's the long and short of it.' (Picture book. 4-7)"
A diminutive boy finds a gender-bending solution to reach greater heights. Read full book review >

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A KIDNAPPING IN MILAN by Steve Hendricks
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2010

"Despite an unsatisfying conclusion, Hendricks does a nice job sustaining interest in this convoluted spy case."
The vivid true story behind the kidnapping of Islamist troublemaker Abu Omar in Milan in 2003. Read full book review >

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THE DUCHESS OF MILAN by Michael Ennis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

"Poignant and precise in its use of historical material: an engrossing saga of women and power, with characters larger than life yet distinctly, tragically human."
Lavishly detailed and intensely intimate: a second novel from Ennis, who here creates as exotic a situation as he did in Byzantium (1989) by focusing on the Machiavellian maneuvers and sexual politics of a critical period in the history of Renaissance Italy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"This one goes to the head of the class. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
To the recent crop of strong debuts in an overcrowded literary arena add this series opener, a tale of demonic possession and a centuries-old family trade in exorcism. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM by Milan Trenc
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, flooding New York might not be the best-timed story idea. Larry's promise of yet more sequels in the works is equally ill-advised. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this blatantly commercial retread, the author of Night at the Museum (1994, revised 2007, film version 2006) gives the marine exhibits a turn to frolic. Read full book review >

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IDENTITY by Milan Kundera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1998

"Anyway, isn't it pretty to think so?"
Further evidence of the decline into stentorian self-parody of the Czech virtuoso who once (ages ago, it now seems) produced such wonders as Laughable Loves (1974) and The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984). Read full book review >

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IMMORTALITY by Milan Kundera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"Agnes and her gesture have inspired a remarkably tender and wise story about love and death, but the novelist Kundera, gifted and original, might consider a separation from the philosopher Kundera, an often banal and intrusive heavy."
There's a wonderfully elegant and provocative story lurking within Kundera's latest, but it's not that easily accessible. Read full book review >

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SLOWNESS by Milan Kundera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"Not vintage Kundera. (First printing of 100,000; $100,000 ad/promo)"
Elegantly fashioned and almost forbiddingly urbane new novel, written in French, by the renowned Czech author of such ironical and sophisticated fictions as The Book of Laughter and Forgetting (1980) and The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 27, 1995

"Vintage Kundera. (First serial to New York Review of Books; $35,000 ad/promo)"
Like a literary knight errant, Czech novelist Kundera (The Unbearable Lightness of Being, 1984; Immortality, 1991; etc.) rescues the novel, admired novelists, and composers from the distortions and betrayals of critics, translators, and friends while simultaneously offering provocative insights into the musical and literary arts. Read full book review >