Search Results: "Nadia Christensen"


BOOK REVIEW

NADIA by Karlin Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"Poised for the 2016 Summer Games, this pays a respectful, 40th-anniversary tribute to Comaneci's soaring achievements. (afterward, timeline, quotation sources, selected bibliography, websites, two photographs) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Gray presents the childhood of the sensational Romanian gymnast who, at age 14, won five medals at the 1976 Olympics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A sympathetic, brave work from a deeply engaged war correspondent."
Norwegian journalist Seierstad (The Bookseller of Kabul, 2003, etc.) movingly reports on the bleak fallout from the wars in Chechnya. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ACROSS THE CHINA SEA by Gaute Heivoll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Humane and lovely; reminiscent of Paul Harding's Tinkers in its sympathetic understanding of mental disability and the power of memory."
Entering his sixth decade, a faithful son recounts a decidedly unusual childhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE QUIET GIRL by Peter Høeg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2007

"Overwritten and murky, but there's life in it—will appeal most to fans of Smilla's Sense of Snow."
A former circus clown's efforts to save endangered children is the unusual premise of the bestselling Danish author's labyrinthine fifth novel (Tales of the Night, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TALES OF PROTECTION by Erik Fosnes Hansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"Favorably, rightly compared with Isak Dinesen's classic 'gothic tales,' and a great critical success in Europe: a rich, replete demonstration of the art of storytelling and the universality of human loving and striving."
Whether similar occurrences are linked or are instead "apparently meaningful coalescences that have no causal connection" is the question at the heart of this lavishly imagined, unfailingly seductive second novel from the virtuoso Norwegian author (Psalm at Journey's End, 1996). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NADIA, CAPTIVE OF HOPE by Fay Afaf Kanafani
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"A moving narrative that passionately describes one Muslim woman's determination to lead a life of her own choosing."
A candid memoir from a Beirut-born Muslim woman who recounts the drama of her personal life against the backdrop of political violence and upheaval in the Middle East. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I, NADIA, WIFE OF A TERRORIST by Baya Gacemi
NON-FICTION
Released: June 20, 2006

"An ultimately heart-wrenching personal account."
An as-told-to autobiography explores an Islamist marriage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Meritorious but ultimately disappointing. (author's notes, bibliography, discography) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
The brilliant jazz guitarist's life from birth in a Roma camp to stardom on a floodlit Paris stage,is sketched in free verse and vibrant oils. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD LITTLE WOLF by Nadia Shireen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Visually interesting, but flawed. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When Rolf, a good little wolf, encounters the archetypal big baddie, justice is nearly—but not quite—served. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELVIS by Bonnie Christensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"Despite some missteps, adult Elvis fans will be thrilled to share this book with children. (author's note, timeline) (Picture book/biography. 6-11)"
Brief poems present the childhood and youth of the King of rock 'n' roll. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHICKEN, CHICKEN, DUCK! by Nadia Krilanovich
ANIMALS
Released: March 22, 2011

"For the youngest set, a basic introduction to barnyard animals; for emergent readers, a repetition-filled romp; for all, sheer fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Who can control six chickens, a goat, a llama, a cow, a dog and a whole host of other barnyard animals? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEY, PRESTO! by Nadia Shireen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"Distinct from run-of-the-mill argument arcs requiring apology before reconciliation, this alternate model provokes thought. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A magic act goes temporarily awry when a bossypants walks all over his best mate. Read full book review >