Search Results: "Nina Ignatowicz"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE WARRANTY PEOPLE by Eduard Uspensky
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 1994

"With roughly shifting viewpoints and a stalling plot, this tongue-in-cheek poke at Russian politics is one offering on which the warranty has lapsed. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Ever wonder why the vacuum breaks down just when the warranty runs out? Read full book review >

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CROCODILE GENE AND HIS FRIENDS by Eduard Uspensky
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Although this Russian story deals with comradeship, its flat characters and flagging plot make it an imperfect companion for the solitary reader. (Fiction. 6-8)"
When lonely Crocodile Gene advertises for friends in the paper, a nondescript animal named Floptop and a little girl named Gail respond. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEO THE LION by Gerda Wagener
by Gerda Wagener, translated by Nina Ignatowicz, illustrated by Reinhard Michl
ANIMALS
Released: March 29, 1991

A German story about a lonely lion who longs to be petted like a cat. Read full book review >

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THE HAPPY TROLL by Max Bolliger
by Max Bolliger, illustrated by Peter Sís, translated by Nina Ignatowicz
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Young readers with a taste for measured, thought-provoking tales carried along upon whimsical illustrations will linger here. (Picture book. 6-8)"
First U.S. edition of an economically told moral tale, in which a troll loses his beautiful singing voice after a yen for gold turns him prideful. Read full book review >

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PEEK-A-ZOO! by Nina Laden
by Nina Laden, illustrated by Nina Laden
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"While the first book executed this gimmick more successfully (there are only so many words that rhyme with 'Boo'), this companion title is a welcome pairing. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
The follow-up to the long-lived and much-loved Peek-a-Who? (2000) is finally here. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKY-HIGH GUY by Nina Crews
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 13, 2010

"The spare text hits just the right notes, and, along with the full-bleed photos of regular (and adorable) kids in a regular (and lushly leafy) backyard, captures the childhood thrill of believing, if only for a while, that poor, steadfast Guy might really be in terrible danger and that only boy heroes could ever save the day. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this winning companion to Below (2006), Crews tells a simple story-in-photographs of two brothers, Jack and Gus, and their serene action figure, Guy, who's amenable to any kind of adventure from dinosaur hunting (on the bookshelf between Seabiscuit and Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary) to saving the city from destruction to ("Oh, no!") getting caught in a backyard tree while skydiving. Read full book review >

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I'LL CATCH THE MOON by Nina Crews
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"In style and setting, this book is virtually a repeat of Crews's One Hot Summer Day (1995), but its star-drenched, dreamlike mood gives it a totally different emotional content. (Picture book. 4+)"
A girl's wish to build a ladder from her New York City apartment to the moon is vividly brought to life through ingenious photo-collages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTHERKIN by Nina Berry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A page-turner. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Berry's debut offers just the right combination of high-stakes exploits and steamy love scenes to keep readers up until the wee hours. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEHIND THE BORDER by Nina Kossman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Young readers will identify readily with the impetuous Nina. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
In 13 self-contained vignettes, a spirited narrator, Nina, illuminates for readers the life of a young Jew in Moscow in the 1960s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOUNTING DESIRE by Nina Killham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2005

"Romance interruptus."
A second outing by Killham (How to Cook a Tart, 2002) alternately spoofs and succumbs to the conventions of genre romance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOSAIC by Nina Berkhout
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A rich and jumbled mix of war and peace by an author to watch. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Getting involved with an ex-Marine in war-focused Halo, Montana, is no picnic, especially for a teenage girl who needs to participate in a community-service Help a Vet program in order to graduate. Read full book review >