Search Results: "Nina Sankovitch"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 7, 2011

"Intelligent, insightful and eloquent, Sankovitch takes the leader on the literary journey, demonstrating how after 'trying to anaesthetize myself from what I'd lost…I'd finally stopped running away.' As a bonus, even the well-read reader will be inspired to explore some of the books from this magical year."
This celebration of the richness of reading will reward anyone who loves to read. Read full book review >

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THE LOWELLS OF MASSACHUSETTS by Nina Sankovitch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 11, 2017

"Exhaustive work by a clear admirer and dogged researcher."
A sturdy, busy multibiography of an eminent American family. Read full book review >

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SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED by Nina Sankovitch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 2014

"There are no especially astounding insights here, but it's a sweet-natured, well-written affirmation of the time-honored role of letters as a uniquely personal way to communicate."
A son's departure for college prompted Sankovitch (Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading, 2011, etc.) to wonder, "Why does a letter mean so much?" Read full book review >

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DADDY WRONG LEGS by Nina Laden
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Good, silly fun. (Board book. 2-4)"
A split-page board book allows readers to mix and match the upper bodies and legs of animal daddies, a skeleton father and a human dad. Read full book review >

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JACK AND THE BEANSTALK by Nina Crews
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2011

"Crews' fans will be delighted; others will be drawn in by the nifty mix of folktale and photo-collage. (Picture book/fairy tale. 5-9)"
A contemporary urban version of the ancient tale of beans and boy, with spiky parts rounded off. Read full book review >

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ROBERTO THE INSECT ARCHITECT by Nina Laden
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Buy for Laden's many adult fans or those who particularly admire her wry illustrations for Walter Deans Myers's new Blues of Flats Brown (p. 121). (Picture book. 7-9)"
A sometimes heavy-handed and knowing story about a humble small-town termite who "went against the grain." Read full book review >

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WHEN PIGASSO MET MOOTISSE by Nina Laden
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Laden further lightens the story with goofy wordplay—moosterpiece, pork of art—that adds little when the quality of the artwork and the book's detonation of color are already such pleasures. (Picture book. 4-10)"
During their youthful art wars in Paris, Picasso and Matisse had a brief falling out after a competitive spat. Read full book review >

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YOU ARE HERE by Nina Crews
by Nina Crews, photographed by Nina Crews
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"This is a slice of real life, that makes a child's fanciful interludes part of every day. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Crews (Snowball, 1997, etc.) starts with a rainy day and two girls, Joy and Mariah are stuck inside and so dream up a game_they will go on a trip. Read full book review >

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SNOWBALL by Nina Crews
by Nina Crews, illustrated by Nina Crews
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"It's a short tale entirely from a child's-eye view—from a child's heart—and a celebration of snow, play, and city. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A spirited companion to Crews's debut, One Hot Summer Day (1995), that begins with endpapers that capture a wintry New York City in 18 city snowscapes arranged in a checkerboard. Read full book review >

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FAMILIES ARE DIFFERENT by Nina Pellegrini
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

"Warm, attractive, and useful. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In her first children's book, Pellegrini takes on the voice of her younger adopted daughter, Nico, who explains that she and her sister come from Korea; they don't look like their parents- -''I grew in someone else's belly, but my mom and dad are the ones who promised to love and take care of me forever.'' Comparing her family to others she knows, Nico discovers nine other patterns—varied in size, color, composition, and family resemblances—all ``glued together with...love.'' Like real people, the ones in Pellegrini's serviceable illustrations are a little homely, but they effectively communicate their mutual affection. Read full book review >

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FATHERLAND by Nina Bunjevac
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 19, 2015

"The personal perspective humanizes historical currents that might otherwise seem abstract and inexplicable to American readers."
An ambitious graphic memoir that succeeds on a number of different levels. Read full book review >

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THE NEIGHBORHOOD SING-ALONG by Nina Crews
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"A collection that begs to be sung in all neighborhoods—city stoops or country front-porch swings alike. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A hop, skip and a jump away from The Neighborhood Mother Goose (2003), Crews once again places classic nursery fare in the middle of bright, bustling Brooklyn streets. Read full book review >