Search Results: "Raghu Mitra"


BOOK REVIEW

The 5th Veda by Raghu Mitra
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 30, 2013

"A suspenseful tale undercut by weak writing."
A religious thriller structurally similar to TheDa Vinci Code, with ancient Hindu Vedas replacing hoary Christian mysteries. Read full book review >

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MONSTER STEW by Mitra Modarressi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"The humor is amplified by details of Modarressi's fully saturated watercolors; in one of the finest scenes in the book, the giant makes furrows for Jack by dragging his large fingers through the soil. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A new slant on three familiar tales, featuring a cast of benevolent monsters. Read full book review >

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THE PARENT THIEF by Mitra Modarressi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Even though the illustrations clamor for a wrestle with childhood's dark side, the restraints are never loosened. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Something about the slant of Quinn's raised eyebrow lets readers know that he's not on the up-and-up when he invites Jack to stay at his house on Broomstick Island. Read full book review >

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FARTHEST FIELD by Raghu Karnad
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 2015

"An appealing, if necessarily fictionalized in places, portrait of three officers who did their best fighting a war widely opposed by many countrymen and that provided little benefit to the nation and was quickly forgotten after Indian independence in 1947."
Discovering that his grandfather and two grand uncles had served in World War II, Indian journalist and editor Karnad (Everybody's Friend, 2013) decided to write about their experiences.Read full book review >

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STAY AWAKE, SALLY by Mitra Modarressi
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A slight treat for both generations. (Picture book. 2-6)"
When little Sally is sleepy, Mom and Dad turn the tables on her. Read full book review >

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THE DREAM PILLOW by Mitra Modarressi
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A lovely story about dreams and making new friends. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-7)"
Celeste and Ivy are next-door neighbors, but they're not friends. Read full book review >

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THE BEASTLY VISITS by Mitra Modarressi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Still, the story provides solace, particularly in Modarressi's illustrations; they project a wistfulness with which more than a few children will be able to identify. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Modarressi (The Parent Thief, 1995, etc.) introduces two hopefuls: Newton, a benign monster who lives in the subflooring, and Miles, a friendless fellow who resides in the house above. Read full book review >

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DANCING IN THE BAMBOO FOREST by Djahariah Mitra
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"A compelling travelogue that earnestly maps a traveler's heart and soul."
An American woman coping with physical and emotional distress delves deeper into her Indian heritage and yoga practice in an effort to find true balance. Read full book review >

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OWLET'S FIRST FLIGHT by Mitra Modarressi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2012

"Preschoolers are sure to enjoy this cozy story and cheer for Owlet when he is finally 'Safe with his family, snug in his nest'—which, sweetly, is heart-shaped. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Nighttime can be scary, especially for a young owl on his first flight. But as many children learn, most fears are often not what they seem. Read full book review >

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TAKING CARE OF MAMA by Mitra Modarressi
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Nice work—this young illustrator is going places. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When Mama takes sick, the doctor orders bedrest. Read full book review >