Search Results: "Pierdomenico Baccalario"


BOOK REVIEW

DRAGON OF SEAS by Pierdomenico Baccalario
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Loose threads are wrapped up in an epilogue that leaves room for follow-up. The fans will be happy. (Adventure. 11-14)"
Elettra, Mistral and Harvey unite in Singapore with Sheng to bring this fantasy/thriller series to a thoroughly satisfying end (City of Wind, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DOOR TO TIME by Pierdomenico Baccalario
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

The secret door behind the wardrobe may be a bit much, but in general this suspenseful tale of three young folks winkling out secrets in an old stone house is well-endowed with the requisite elements. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Message to the publisher: Bring on the next volume soon. (Adventure. 12 & up)"
In this sequel, the four children from the first book meet again in New York, two months after their Roman adventures (Ring of Fire, 2009). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LONG-LOST MAP by Pierdomenico Baccalario
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2006

"By the end, Oblivia's on the verge of total triumph; let's hope for better news in the next episode. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The Bad Guys come on strong in this sequel to The Door to Time (Jan. 2006), as young Jason and Rick race malign adult rival Oblivia Newton through the ancient city of Punt to solve clues leading to a mysterious map hidden in a labyrinthine library. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RING OF FIRE by Pierdomenico Baccalario
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"Give this book to Horowitz readers and fans of Michael Scott's The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel and prepare for another onslaught of readers. (Adventure. 11-14)"
When four 12-year-olds, all born on February 29th, meet by coincidence in an Italian hotel, readers should expect mayhem to ensue—and they won't be disappointed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CITY OF WIND by Pierdomenico Baccalario
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Clever writing and a pell-mell plot will win over readers new to the series and satisfy its fans (Adventure. 12 & up)"
This third installment in this four-book teen thriller series continues the adventures of a multicultural group of teens in the mysterious mission that they know is important to Earth's survival, this time in Paris. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY OF SNOWFLAKE AND INKDROP by Alessandro Gatti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A love story with design elements and harmonious illustrations that might spread its appeal from children to adult readers looking for an unusual wedding gift and beyond. (Picture book. 6-8, adult)"
A snowflake meets a drop of ink in midair in this dreamy, creatively designed import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUITCASE OF STARS by P.D. Baccalario
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Bruno's elegant, steampunk-ish illustrations elevate the story, but its slow start and overreliance on dei ex machina flaw it. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Teeming fantasy trappings largely substitute for internal logic in this meandering tale of a pop-up shop extraordinaire. Read full book review >