Search Results: "Paul de Barros"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"A splendid catalogue of McPartland's achievements, although readers may stumble in the great tangle of detail."
The story of the distinguished female jazz pianist who devoted herself to her art and won popularity, the respect of her colleagues and just about every honor the profession bestows. Read full book review >

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A CONEY TALE by Paul Rátz de Tagyos
ANIMALS
Released: March 23, 1992

"Meanwhile, R†tz de Tagyos's bright, clean colors, varied use of frames and points of view, and Macaulay-like detailing of his fantastical technology mark an intriguing debut. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A new author-illustrator creates an appealing coney (rabbit) society in 17th-century Flanders, with unique enterprises like a ``pad repair shop'' and an ``ear care center'' and respectable coney burghers eating salad in timbered houses. Read full book review >

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MAYBELLE IN THE SOUP by Katie Speck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Maybelle is one cockroach who will be welcome back any day. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Myrtle and Herbert Peabody, the picture of upper-class gentility, have their lives turned upside down by a lovely, plump cockroach named Maybelle. Read full book review >

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READY, SET, SCHOOL! by Jacquelyn Mitchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"For its theme, there is nothing unique, but combine the text with the illustrations and there are some very resourceful raccoons on the loose. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Oprah Book Club-phenom Mitchard enters the subgenre of "first-day-at-school" books with insouciant charm. Read full book review >

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THE LOST SUMMER OF LOUISA MAY ALCOTT by Kelly O’Connor McNees
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"Standard romantic pabulum, but Alcott fans will find interesting tidbits to savor."
The title pretty much says it all about this first novel from McNees, an entry into the new subgenre that imagines the love life of spinster authoresses. Read full book review >

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PEANUT AND FIFI HAVE A BALL by Randall de Sève
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2013

"Humorous, realistic and cheerfully free of didacticism. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Playful shapes and deft use of white space illustrate a fresh and funny tale about sharing. Read full book review >

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DUKE OF EGYPT by Margriet de Moor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Once again, de Moor offers an enchantingly original novel. She's getting better with every book."
From the internationally acclaimed Dutch author (First Gray, Then White, Then Blue, p. 979, etc.), a richly imagined, subtly constructed exploration of an unusual fictional subject: Europe's gypsy populations and their adversarial relationships with settled societies. Read full book review >

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FIRST GRAY, THEN WHITE, THEN BLUE by Margriet de Moor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 2001

"A brilliant debut."
This taut first novel (originally published in 1990) by the Dutch author of The Virtuoso is a "Laura"-like mystery about the buried past of Magda Rezkova, a troubled Czech woman presumably murdered by her husband Robert Noort, an industrial executive and frustrated artist. Read full book review >

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THE CARPENTER by Bruna Barros
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A joyful invitation to participate in invention. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Creativity abounds in this wordless tale of an overalls-clad adult and similarly dressed child spending time together in a wood shop. Read full book review >

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FERRET FUN by Karen Rostoker-Gruber
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Just enough lesson hidden in the fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Fudge and Einstein were perfectly happy ferrets until Andrea, their owner, brought a surprise visitor into the house. Read full book review >

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MAYBELLE GOES TO TEA by Katie Speck
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Short sentences, laugh-out-loud situations and likable characters make this second series entry a winner. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Maybelle the Cockroach and Henry the Flea are still alive and bugging the very perfect Peabodys. Read full book review >

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STICKMEN'S GUIDE TO WATERCRAFT by John Farndon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"The gimmick's thin in more ways than one, and the content never sails beyond routine. (index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
An inside look at modern seagoing craft from water bikes to "ginormous" container ships, all crewed by stick figures. Read full book review >