Search Results: "Pascal Milelli"


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SEAL SONG by Andrea Spalding
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Read aloud or alone, the storytelling and illustrations work well together, creating a memorable, satisfying whole. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Finn, a fisherman's son, befriends a seal who becomes his selkie friend until she gives up her human life to rescue him in a storm. Read full book review >

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GO HOME BAY by Susan Vande Griek
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A restrained, lyrical introduction to a nature artist whose work and reputation justify the exposure to young viewers south of the border. (resource list) (Picture book. 7-9)"
Inspired by a historical encounter, a child remembers Canadian artist Tom Thomson teaching her to paint during a summer sojourn at her father's lakeside home. Read full book review >

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"An imaginative, enjoyable adventure for sci-fi fans."
A teenage girl becomes an intelligence agent on another planet after her brother goes missing. Read full book review >

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IF WISHES WERE HORSES... by Francine Pascal
Released: Jan. 17, 1994

"Hard to believe, even harder to care."
Lopsided, thin, whiny novel about young love in New York City and middle-aged widowhood in the south of France: the second adult offering (Save Johanna!, 1981) from the creator of the Sweet Valley High series. Read full book review >

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THE DIVINE CHILD by Pascal Bruckner
Released: Nov. 7, 1994

"One of those too-clever novels where the writer is more intent on strutting his stuff than telling a convincing tale."
A would-be Rabelaisian novel from French writer Bruckner (Evil Angels, 1987), who has an interesting idea—defy death by refusing to be born—but smothers it with gratuitously explicit sex, grotesque physical details, and old-hat intellectualism. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 15, 2001

"Students of psychology and philosophy will find much value in Boyer's treatise, but it will probably strike most general readers as dry and daunting."
A roundabout consideration of why humans turn to otherworldly thoughts. Read full book review >

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Released: March 24, 2009

"A fantastic science-fiction ride for young adults."
A pair of child TV stars lead double lives in this rollicking YA science-fiction adventure. Read full book review >

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PINOCCHIO by Kate McMullan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A sharp, ultimately appealing corrective to Disney's better-known confection. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The classic tale of the wooden boy who wants to become real gets a 21st-century update. Read full book review >

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A PET NAMED SNEAKER by Joan Heilbroner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A worthy title for new readers. (Early reader. 5-7)"
Sneaker the snake proves himself a lovable pet in this beginning reader. Read full book review >

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ALWAYS by Alison McGhee
ANIMALS
Released: June 9, 2009

"Dog owners will love this, as will those who wish they had a dog just like this one. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Just when it seems that there's nothing more to say about the enduring bond between a dog and its owner, an unassuming little pooch with brown spots steps up to the plate and adds his own first-person interpretation of that special attachment. Read full book review >

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DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOK! by Michaela Muntean
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"There are other stories about writing and reading stories—Allan Ahlberg's Half a Pig (2004) and James Stevenson's No Laughing, No Smiling, No Giggling (2004) come to mind—that have a little more substance to sustain the fun. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A determined pig scolds readers for interfering with the creative process as he labors to write a story. Read full book review >