Search Results: "Petra Reski"


BOOK REVIEW

PETRA by Marianna Coppo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Lending itself to a range of readings, from perspective to an exploration of identity, this Italian import is a pleasingly intelligent book. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A well-crafted conversation starter that touches on many themes, including perspective, relevance, and potential. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 25, 2012

"Highly recommended for anyone interested in architecture, classical history or travel photography."
Stunning panoramic views of Petra, one of the world's archaeological treasures, adorn this beautifully designed coffee table book. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Will appeal to those interested in the Mafia, but casual readers may get caught up looking for the story and have a hard time absorbing the material."
Journalist Reski personalizes her longtime coverage of the Italian Mafia in this short recent history of the organization. Read full book review >

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PETRA K. AND THE BLACKHEARTS by M. Henderson Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Nevertheless, a remarkable and distinctive offering for devoted fantasy fans. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A breathless—for the most part page-turning—adventure pits a poor, fatherless girl against all sides in a battle for a dragon's heart and a city's freedom. Read full book review >

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WHEN AUNT MATTIE GOT HER WINGS by Petra Mathers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Lucid and insightful, Mathers presents death and grief as natural processes with compassion and great care. (Picture book. 3-7)
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Lottie the hen must say goodbye to her beloved aunt Mattie in this gentle story about loss, grief and friendship. Read full book review >

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HERBIE’S SECRET SANTA by Petra Mathers
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"In addition to working well as a different sort of Christmas story, this cautionary tale will also serve to ward off any child's remote idea of shoplifting or even tasting an unauthorized bite of the merchandise. (Picture book. 3-7)"
With this fourth entry in her Lottie and Herbie series, Mathers (A Cake for Herbie, 2000, etc.) explores the concepts of a guilty conscience and the difficulty of apologizing within an amusing, nontraditional Christmas story. Read full book review >

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VICTOR AND CHRISTABEL by Petra Mathers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

Another offbeat love story from the author of Sophie and Lou (1991). Read full book review >

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DODO GETS MARRIED by Petra Mathers
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Despite Mathers's oddly shaped animal cast and her funny little details (Dodo spells out her acceptance with laundry), there's an adult sensibility to much of this, but younger readers will respond to its warmth and good humor. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Operating on the premise that there's someone for everyone, the author of Lottie's New Friend (1999) hooks up Lottie's long-beaked Germanic acquaintance Dodo with a bitter, one-legged ex-helicopter pilot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOTTIE'S NEW BEACH TOWEL by Petra Mathers
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1998

"Move over, Minerva Louise (Minerva Louise at School, 1996, etc.). (Picture book. 5-7)"
On an outing with her friend, Herbie—a duck—a resourceful hen named Lottie finds multiple uses for her new polka-dot towel: on a hot beach, under a picnic, as a sail for a boat with a conked-out motor, and even in a wedding, when a sea breeze blows the bride's veil away. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN THE WIND BLEW by Petra Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Gently shows how forest devastation (even when due to natural causes) affects many creatures large and small. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young bear cub learns what truly makes a home. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOTTIE'S NEW FRIEND by Petra Mathers
Released: April 1, 1999

"A brief, understated take on a common worry—not confined to childhood—with enlivening touches of wit and charm. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Although it appears to Herbie the duck that he's been displaced in the affections of his sidekick Lottie (Lottie's New Beach Towel, 1998) by Dodo, a new neighbor with an exotic accent, he needn't fret. Read full book review >