Search Results: "Nadia Shivack"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 24, 2007

"This intimate, often brutal portrait of an enduring illness will be eye-opening for the uninitiated, and painfully familiar to those in its clutches. (afterword, eating disorder resources) (Nonfiction. YA)"
Shivack hoarded candy in her sock drawer when she was six years old. Read full book review >

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YETI AND THE BIRD by Nadia Shireen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Striking visuals that combine compelling use of shape, page design and color successfully carry this version of an oft-told story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A picture book about an unexpected friendship. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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

ONE HALF FROM THE EAST by Nadia Hashimi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Well-told through appealing characters, this tale sheds light from a unique cultural perspective on the link between vastly different, rigidly enforced roles for boys and girls and gender-identity issues. (author's note) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Obayda's family moved to a rural village after a Kabul bomb blast took her father's leg and the family's livelihood; in a bid to attract good fortune, relatives persuade her mother to transform Obayda, 10, youngest of four daughters, into a bacha posh: a boy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST ISLAND OF TAMARIND by Nadia Aguiar
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Spunky kids, perilous pursuits and marine mystery make for a smashing good read. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Stranded on a lost island, a teen faces nail-biting adventures searching for her missing parents in this fantasy cliffhanger. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MURDER ALFRESCO by Nadia Gordon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2005

"Gordon walks a fine line between indulging food fetishes and providing glimpses into the sometimes brutal art of cuisine."
Escaping her glamorous boyfriend's party in the early hours of the morning, Chef Sunny McCoskey (Death by the Glass, 2003) finds strange fruit hanging on a tree in the peace and quiet of Vedana Vineyards. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SECRETS OF TAMARIND by Nadia Aguiar
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2011

"Like Simon, Maya and Penny, readers will find it hard to leave the magical world of Tamarind. (map) (Fantasy. 10-12)"
After rescuing their marine-biologist parents from a mysterious island in The Lost Island of Tamarind (2008), feisty siblings Maya, Simon and Penny encounter more amazing adventures as they return to prevent Tamarind's destruction in this hair-raising sequel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HOUSE WITHOUT WINDOWS by Nadia Hashimi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2016

"A powerful, if flawed, portrait of an honorable woman living amid dishonorable men."
When she's found with her murdered husband's blood on her hands, Zeba is almost strangled by his outraged cousin. She's rescued only to land in jail, accused of killing her husband. Read full book review >

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DEATH BY THE GLASS by Nadia Gordon
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Sunny's neurotic habit of sticking her toque where it doesn't belong is the only sour note among the otherwise delectable details of Napa Valley food culture that Gordon serves up."
Egos as poisonous as false morels are the special of the day in Gordon's second Napa foodie mystery. Read full book review >