Search Results: "Oksana Kemarskaya"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PATCHWORK GARDEN / PEDACITOS DE HUERTO by Diane  de Anda
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2013

"A worthwhile, eco-friendly bilingual edition. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A grandmother's vision and instruction inspires a little girl to change the desolate look of her inner-city neighborhood by encouraging the community to plant a series of vegetable gardens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Your Body is My Prison by Oksana Leslie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2014

"A strange book that's full of imagination but marred by scattered plotting."
A teenage girl explores difficult subjects with an alien inhabiting her mind in a new novel from Leslie (How to Survive in International Marriage, 2004).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMERICAN GYPSY by Oksana Marafioti
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 10, 2012

"Contrasting cultural values shine in this winning contemporary immigrant account of assimilation versus individuation."
In this engaging immigrant memoir, first-time author Marafioti, née Kopylenko, describes with humor and introspection how the self-described "Split Nationality Disorder" she experienced growing up only magnified upon her family's emigration from the former Soviet Union to Los Angeles when she was 15. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUCHAVKA AND THE GIANT by Oksana  Grivina
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 4, 2011

"With a redefinition of relationships to remove the creepy undertones and revision of semantic mishaps, this app would warrant an A+. Here's hoping Grivina will keep at it and get some help with the story next time. (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
A magical (and at times bizarre) examination of opposites through the lens of an unlikely friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHERLOCK HOLMES FOR THE iPAD by Oksana Butuk
adapted by Oksana Butuk, illustrated by Denis Lekhno, developed by Gutenbergz
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 5, 2012

"An entertainment, to be sure, but one that could have been more substantial."
A middling adaptation of the classic Sherlock Holmes stories for the iPad. Read full book review >