Search Results: "Mimi Chapra"


BOOK REVIEW

MIMI by Carol Baicker-McKee
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2008

"Baicker-McKee is an author-illustrator to watch. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Little Mimi is a charming piglet with two favorite possessions: her bunny toy and her pet roly-poly bug, Frank. Read full book review >

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Mimi  by Eric Karell
ROMANCE
Released: May 6, 2014

"Fans of Larry Flynt-era fiction will likely be entertained by this melodramatic tale of sex, decadence and codependency."
Debut author Karell offers a story about a steamy love affair between a young, talented lawyer and an ill-fated actress. Read full book review >

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MIMI by Marc Simont
Released: Nov. 3, 1954

"It is original; try it for yourself."
The more one thinks about it the sillier this story becomes, and yet as one reads one accepts the impossible. Read full book review >

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MIMI by Lucy Ellmann
Released: Feb. 14, 2013

"Ellman's use of visuals and wordplay, as well as her comic sensibility, is very much a matter of taste, though her tone strongly implies that the readers who don't get her are merely plebeians anyway."
Another self-consciously erudite comedy from Ellmann (Doctors and Nurses, 2006, etc.), this time a romance about a plastic surgeon whose love for a good woman helps him take stock. Read full book review >

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MIMI by John Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"Unassuming prose does the trick for this sad and funny tale with a warm ending. (Fiction. 8-10)"
A family struggles to get back on track after a bereavement. Read full book review >

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SPARKY’S BARK/EL LADRIDO DE SPARKY by Mimi Chapra
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"Sweet, languid and full of family warmth, this is perhaps better suited to one-on-one parent-child readings than group read-alouds and should prove especially useful where immigration and separated families are part of the local fabric. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Something of the tenderness of 1960s and '70s picture books suffuses this bilingual tale of a young girl's trip with her mother from tropical Latin America to Ohio to visit relatives. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Sweet-tempered and inviting, Chapra's debut zeroes in on a common emotion, while also introducing Amelia's Cuban culture, inserting Spanish words into the English text, and referring in passing to children named Parvati, Moyo, and Akio. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Amelia, a young Cuban immigrant to the US, is so excited to think of the possibilities of her first "show-and-tell" experience that she doesn't quite get the directions down; instead of bringing something small to put in the basket and pass around the room, she wears her fiesta dress. Read full book review >

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BRAVA, MIMI! by Helga Bansch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The illustrations are colorful and incorporate both touches of collage and different textures of paints, and the animals are quite appealing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Alas, poor Mimi the Mouse. Read full book review >

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JAKE & MIMI by Frank Baldwin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 4, 2002

"From its cover of a naked and bound woman to its senseless climax: a grievously misguided effort."
From the author of a previous pedestrian novel about a paralegal who gambles to make himself feel alive (Balling the Jack, 1997) comes a bizarrely flat, cynical, and moronically repugnant narrative about a young stud who finds his life's purpose in stalking, seducing, then sexually torturing women. Read full book review >

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MIMI MALLOY, AT LAST! by Julia MacDonnell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2014

"A mostly charming story of feisty women reconnecting and healing old wounds, but this has a few uncomfortably disturbing secrets at its core."
Nearly 60 years ago, little Fagan Sheehan was sent back to Ireland, away from her sisters, father and stepmother. Whatever happened to Fagan? Read full book review >

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Mimi Plus Two by Whitney Dineen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 27, 2016

"A charming tale of marriage, motherhood, an extended family, and a royal one."
Having a fiance/baby daddy who's a relative of the royal family ratchets up a young woman's stress level as she makes plans to get married and give birth in this chick-lit romp. Read full book review >

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MIMI SAYS NO by Yih-Fen Chou
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Add this title to large collections; leave Mimi Loves to Mimic behind and hunt up Frank Asch's classic Just Like Daddy (1981) instead. (Picture book. 2-4)"
In this twinned salute to toddler traditions, one entry swims and the other flounders. Read full book review >