Search Results: "Oswald R. Viva"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Despite a repetitive first half, a very useful business guide."
Taking a page from his own 20-year career as a small business consultant, CEO and executive coach Viva creates a practical guide for aspiring CEOs. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 17, 2015

"An intentionally broad, somewhat cursory survival manual for beginning CEOs."
A management consultant offers a coaching session for small-business owners. Read full book review >

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YOUNG FRANK, ARCHITECT by Frank Viva
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A gentle plug for the MoMA, this exquisitely designed book would be an enticing prelude to a visit with a young child as well as an invitation to all readers to let their imaginations run wild. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A visit to a museum proves to be transformational for a cross-generational pair of architects. Read full book review >

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A TRIP TO THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD WITH MOUSE by Frank Viva
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"The art gives this southerly outing a distinctive look, and the interplay between the two tourists may strike some readers as comical. (Graphic easy reader. 5-7)"
Strong graphic illustrations give this quick visit to the Antarctic plenty of appeal, though readers may want to strangle one of the visitors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUTSTANDING IN THE RAIN by Frank Viva
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"A visually splendid birthday jaunt is a bit dampened by its text. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A boy's amusement-park birthday becomes a die-cut celebration for all. Read full book review >

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YOUNG CHARLOTTE, FILMMAKER by Frank Viva
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Similar in tone and feel to Young Frank, Architect (2013), this companion acts as both promotion for the MoMA and an encouragement to budding artists to think outside the box and pursue their dreams. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Tiny, bespectacled Charlotte is a young filmmaker who has discovered the joy of black-and-white cinematography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALONG A LONG ROAD by Frank Viva
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2011

"Great fun to look at; kids will feel the speed of the bike and the there-ness of place. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What was one continuous 35-foot long work of art turns into a nifty visual exercise and an engaging image for young folk. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF SOULS by James Oswald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2014

"The violence and supernatural touches may put some readers off this sequel (Natural Causes, 2012, not reviewed), but Oswald's detective gives John Rebus a run for his money in this noirish page-turner."
Not even the death of an infamous serial killer brings closure to the detective who brought him to justice. Read full book review >

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THE BAD SEED by Jory John
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A thoughtful, candid look at self-reflection. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sometimes this sunflower seed can be just plain rotten! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A LONG WAY AWAY by Frank Viva
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"Meticulously designed, from its art direction to the print and finish on the pages, this is a thoughtful and thought-provoking work. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Cleverly designed and perfectly executed, this dynamic two-way story across space, land and sea offers multidimensional adventure and possibilities. Read full book review >

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SEA CHANGE by Frank Viva
by Frank Viva, illustrated by Frank Viva
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: May 10, 2016

"Offer this hybrid to readers with the patience to appreciate its unhurried pace. (Historical/graphic fiction hybrid. 11 & up)"
A summer spent in a remote fishing village in Nova Scotia proves to be transformative. Read full book review >