Search Results: "Natasha Wing"


BOOK REVIEW

NATASHA by David Bezmozgis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Shades of Isaac Babel, Leonard Michaels, and Aleksandar Hemon in a nevertheless irresistibly original first book. (The stories originally appeared, in 'slightly different form,' in the New Yorker, Harper's, Zoetrope, etc.)"
Seven stories in a debut collection, Farrar, Straus's lead title for spring (treated to an unheard-of, for FSG, prepublication tour), chronologically trace the experiences of a family of Russian Jews living in Toronto. Read full book review >

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HIPPITY HOP, FROG ON TOP by Natasha Wing
ANIMALS
Released: May 16, 1994

"An additional purchase with possible use for new readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When one bullfrog wonders what's on the other side of a wall, nine more frogs happen by and, one by one, climb a mounting tower of frogs hoping to peer over. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"Grand, in several ways. (author's & illustrator's notes, sources) (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
An account of the former first lady's impassioned campaign to save one of New York's iconic buildings. Read full book review >

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AN EYE FOR COLOR by Natasha Wing
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

Wing, the author of mass audience favorites (The Night Before the Tooth Fairy, 2003, etc.), takes an aesthetic leap forward in this sophisticated and engaging account of an artist and color theorist whose name is unknown to most young people. Read full book review >

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GO TO BED, MONSTER! by Natasha Wing
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Knowing toddlers will eagerly reach for their own box of crayons. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Lucy, unable or unwilling to go to sleep, takes out crayons and paper and begins to draw. Read full book review >

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WING NUT by MJ Auch
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2005

"Young readers may not become as enamored with the details of purple martin life as Grady and Charlie, but the story of a boy who finally finds a place to call home should resonate deeply. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Grady Flood and his drop-dead gorgeous mother Lila have been on the move ever since he was six and his father, a mechanic, was crushed under a car. Read full book review >

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RAVEN'S WING by Joyce Carol Oates
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 1986

"For Oates fans with strong stomachs."
Individually, the 18 dark and ominous stories collected here are impressive: in each one, the smooth surface of an ordinary life is disrupted by some somber shape (like a raven's wing) that at first appears to arrive from elsewhere but soon is seen to have been buried in the life all along. Read full book review >

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WING NUTS by Paul B. Janeczko
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Plenty of fun, with nary a screw-up. (Poetry. 5-10)"
In their first collaboration, two of the big kahunas of children's poetry deliver 23 senryu poems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 1998

"Lively and well written, offering a good sense not only of the intriguing first bird, but of the way science works."
An anthropologist (Penn State Univ.) examines one of the most famous fossil organisms ever discovered, and discusses its meaning in the ongoing debates about evolution. Read full book review >

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BROKEN WING by Thomas Lakeman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 17, 2009

"The very definition of a page-turner, from an author who likes his hero as damaged as his setting."
New Orleans, a city broken since Hurricane Katrina, is up for grabs. Read full book review >

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TAKING WING by Nancy Price Graff
ANIMALS
Released: May 23, 2005

"When Gus 'forgives' Mr. Lavictoire, we sense that he—and perhaps the author—have missed the point. (Fiction. 9-13)"
Faulty characterizations mar this WWII-era story about a boy who raises a clutch of duck eggs after the mother duck is killed. Read full book review >

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DARK WING by Richard Herman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 26, 1994

"The characters are adroitly assembled as they fight in cities throughout southern China on land and in the air, creating such an engrossing tale of war that one is eager to read about the fate of the next generation of Pontowskis."
The saga of the Pontowski clan from Firebreak (1991) and Call to Duty (1993) continues as Matt Pontowski becomes a player in a potential military conflict looming in the Far East. Read full book review >