Search Results: "Olga Dehtiariova"


BOOK REVIEW

MOMMY HURRIES HOME by Kate Galitskaya
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2014

"There's a great app to be done about the imaginative ways a parent dresses up a story about the day, but this one doesn't arrive fully formed. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
A rambling story of a parent's trip home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YUMMY TUMMY by Kate Galitskaya
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 17, 2012

"Overdone and unevenly baked. (iPad storybook app. 5-9)"
An app about a child learning to cook has some charming moments, but they're mixed together to bad effect with unfortunate design and writing choices. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 1991

"American peoples''; perhaps that awareness, barely tapped here, accounts for the book's curious lack of involvement. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Basing her story on Fernando Columbus's account (actually written 30 years later) of his father's last voyage (1502-04), Litowinsky closely follows the events Fernando set down, fictionalizing by updating his voice, setting the date of his narrative in 1507 (when he would have been 18), inventing conversations, and adding two characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"A very attractive volume, and an ideal holiday gift."
Momentos M†gicos/Magic Moments ($11.95 paperback original; Jan. 1998; 188 pp.; 0-87483-497-X): A charming bilingual collection of 15 Latin American folktales retold by a popular Mexican-American performance artist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ROSE FANCIER by Olga Masters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 1991

"Though not always fleshed out, and several attempts at humor fall flat, the finest pieces here are worthy companions to her earlier reputation-making collections."
Seventeen stories from the late Australian Masters (The Home Girls, A Long Time Dying, etc.), varying in length and quality and ranging from the late 19th century to contemporary times. Read full book review >

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ALL RUSSIANS LOVE BIRCH TREES by Olga Grjasnowa
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A thoughtful, melancholy study of loss."
A young Azerbaijan-born Jew tries to escape those ethnic and racial modifiers, with limited success, in Grjasnowa's flinty debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COURAGE TO RAISE GOOD MEN by Olga Silverstein
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1994

"Literate, perceptive, and provocative—sure to heat up the fires of the gender debate."
What do men want? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DRAGON FEATHERS by Andrej Dugin
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

Two Russian painters showcase their superb technical skills with a set of polished scenes in the style of the early Northern Renaissance, featuring static, richly dressed figures, compressed perspectives, tiny floral and architectural details rendered with dazzling clarity, and a host of cryptic symbols, artist's monograms, and amusingly grotesque little creatures—all bathed in creamy golden light. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAR FROM RUSSIA by Olga Andreyev Carlisle
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2000

"Many readers will hope for a sequel."
The Russian-French-American painter and writer (Voices in the Snow, not reviewed, etc.) sketches her life and extensive acquaintances from 1935 to 1975. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EDWARD GETS MESSY by Rita Meade
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"This can't approach Patrick McDonnell's A Perfectly Messed-Up Story (2014) for anxiety about mess and chaos or Deborah Freedman's Blue Chicken (2011) for glorious spills, but it's a fine addition. (Picture book. 4-8)"
If you're afraid to get messy, you might be missing out. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEARCHING by Olga de Dios
by Olga de Dios, illustrated by Olga de Dios, translated by Robin Sinclair
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2016

"A simple search-and-find with an easy message for curious, perceptive young readers. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A lone, melancholy protagonist changes its floor-staring routine to engage with new friends and the world around it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LETTERS TO VÉRA by Vladimir Nabokov
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2015

"Fans of Nabokov, and certainly scholars, will be captivated by these intimate expressions of the writer's heart and mind."
Portrait of a marriage, revealed through a legendary writer's letters to his wife. Read full book review >