Search Results: "Paola Opal"


BOOK REVIEW

EMMA by Paola  Opal
Kirkus Star
by Paola Opal, illustrated by Paola Opal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"This sweet and simple offering is ideal for sharing one-on-one or for featuring with a small audience in a program celebrating family or, even better, small acts of kindness and love. (Board book. 1-3)"
This volume in the Simply Small board-book series introduces Emma, a little hedgehog with a heart of gold. Read full book review >

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SAFFY LOOKS FOR RAIN by Paola  Opal
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2012

"That small splat aside, the app beautifully illustrates how a simple story, well presented, can be simply refreshing. (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
A baby giraffe's search for a rain cloud reveals something even more exciting than rain. Read full book review >

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THE ATLAS OF WORLD CULTURES by Brunetto Chiarelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

This cultural atlas does a yeomanly job of bringing to light the crazy quilt of ethnic and linguistic groups, their associated art, clothes, architecture, culture—and makes a convincing argument that it isn't such a small world after all. Read full book review >

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ILLICIT by Opal Carew
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Lots of hot, sexually edgy content and the promise of a romantic happily-ever-after may satisfy some readers in the intended erotic-romance audience."
Lindsay is invited to experience a weekend of sexual fantasy. Read full book review >

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AVENGING THE PEOPLE by J.M. Opal
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2017

"Opal's portrait may be too academic for general readers, but given some of the views of the current occupant of the White House, it is certainly relevant."
A scholarly study of Andrew Jackson's troubling sense of persecution and vindication for the poor, white frontier folk who flocked to his name and legend. Read full book review >

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A FARE TO REMEMBER by Opal Carew
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"Not stellar, but it gets the job done."
A New York cabbie has an uncharacteristic sexual encounter with a wealthy client, leading her on an unexpected erotic journey that might end in an out-of-the-box happily-ever-after. Read full book review >

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ONE LITTLE BUG by Paola van Turennout
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 15, 2005

"Verbal pratfalls aside, this makes a playful way to take that first, challenging step past simple addition, offering plenty of practice in both counting and pattern recognition. (Picture book. 3-4)"
Very simple, Byron Barton-like art featuring a dozen mites with engagingly oversized, googly eyes overcomes iffy rhyming—and even iffier biology—to offer a deceptively sophisticated sequence of math and design concepts. Read full book review >

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TEDDY & CO. by Cynthia Voigt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Although the tone is decidedly different from her earlier work, Voigt's writing remains masterful, and her attention continues to be on what makes a family, how we can live together in harmony, and how individuals overcome their difficulties. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
A group of toys lives together on an island, ironing out their differences and sharing small adventures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"There's enough forceful material here to make this a standard- bearer in what may soon become a major ethical debate."
Look an orangutan straight in the eye and what do you see? Read full book review >

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SECRETS I KNOW by Kallie George
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 23, 2017

"Psst! This book holds delightful secrets. And these secrets shouldn't be missed. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A small girl shares her secrets (she knows "lots," and she knows "secrets are for whispering"). Read full book review >