Search Results: "Natalie Dias Lorenzi"


BOOK REVIEW

FLYING THE DRAGON by Natalie Dias Lorenzi
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"A quiet, beautifully moving portrayal of a multicultural family. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When her cousin unexpectedly moves from Japan to Virginia, a Japanese-American girl finds their cultural differences embarrassing until kite fighting unites them. Read full book review >

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A LONG PITCH HOME by Natalie Dias Lorenzi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A warm, sensitive, realistic portrait of a Muslim boy adjusting to contemporary America. (Fiction. 9-12)"
When his family moves from Pakistan to America, a Muslim boy who loves cricket faces a year of adjustment and life without his father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REALITY NATALIE by Katie Sparks
Released: Oct. 16, 2014

"An often bright and fun middle-grade novel."
In this debut novel, an 11-year-old girl hopes to win a spot as guest host on a kids' talk show, but she faces obstacles from her parents and best friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NATALIE WOOD by Gavin Lambert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2004

"Full of informed and intelligent observations regarding both Wood's mindset and the politics of Hollywood, but ultimately a wearying, depressing portrait. (65 photos)"
An easily familiar biography of the actress, from a personal friend who fails to connect some of the critical pieces in her puzzle. Read full book review >

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NATALIE ON THE STREET by Ann Nietzke
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"While literary style and sympathetic perspective make this book easy to read, it is the straightforward approach to Natalie herself that makes it well worth reading."
Novelist Nietzke (Windowlight, not reviewed) effectively brings the serious problem of homelessness to a comprehensible level in her sensitive account of a few months in the life of one woman who made her home on a Los Angeles sidewalk. Read full book review >

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NATALIE AND NAUGHTILY by Vincent K. Kirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A witty and fanciful exploration of a timeless childhood fantasy. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Twin girls as disparate in disposition as their names live atop their family's grandiose department store. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Natalie and the Night Sky by Carolyn Dibb
Released: April 22, 2015

"Ideal for only children and their perfectly sized families."
A heartwarming, insightful debut children's book about an only child who wonders what it would be like to have a bigger family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Good thing God forgives her—many parents would be investigating that 'spare the rod' verse. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Narrated by the self-numbered Natalie 24, an overactive five-year-old with a lot of big ideas, this Junie B. Jones knockoff packs a lot of action into a just a few pages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ERROR OF JUDGMENT by Dexter Dias
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 14, 1996

"An even more feverish follow-up to Dias's memorably unpleasant debut (False Witness, 1995), with a particularly nasty series of surprises that don't get sprung till you're convinced you already know the absolute worst about everybody involved."
How's this for an impossible case: Barrister Nick Downes has been assigned the defense of the nameless amnesiac (he turns out to be poet and painter Will Turner) who was caught in a Vice sweep of a Queensway brothel shortly after he told the lady-in- charge that he'd buried a body in a chalk pit in Kent. Read full book review >

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FALSE WITNESS by Dexter Dias
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 8, 1995

"Judging from this entry, the entire British legal profession needs a good spankingand would probably love to have one."
Has the Simpson trial soured you on the American legal system? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GAMES by Claire Carver-Dias
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A novel about the Olympics that is nearly as engaging to read as the events are to watch."
Six athletes and a would-be terrorist prepare for the London 2012 Olympics. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIVE LITTLE DUCKS by Natalie Marshall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"An energetic take on a very familiar tune. (Board book. 1-2)"
The simple rhyme is presented in a tabbed board book. Read full book review >