Search Results: "Raoul Vitale"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CHARM BRACELET by Emily Rodda
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"The series has been running overseas for several years, and to judge from its opener, should have made the jump long ago. (final illustrations not seen) (Fiction. 7-9)"
Writing for a younger audience, the Aussie author of the "Rowan of Rin" series sends a human child to rescue a fairy land about to be overrun by, as one hysterical elf puts it, "trolls and—ogres and—goblins—and dragons—and—giants—and—monsters—and—and—." Read full book review >

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JO GAR’S CASEBOOK by Raoul Whitfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2003

"Black Mask fans will be especially intrigued to find just how quiet stories can be without losing their hardboiled edge."
Although best known as the author of the hardboiled novel Green Ice (1930), Whitfield was in his time (1897-1945) one of the most popular and prolific suppliers of short fiction to Black Mask. Read full book review >

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NOBODY LIKES ME! by Raoul Krischanitz
Released: March 1, 1999

"The artwork is stellar, a feast of highly expressive imagery. (Picture book. 4-7)"
PLB 0-7358-1055-9 Buddy is the new dog on the block, a chartreuse pudge-ball of immense visual appeal. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"An intelligent, rigorous manifesto that could use more direction for action."
An impassioned social and political critique with glimmers of hope for change. Read full book review >

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LETTERS AND DISPATCHES by Raoul Wallenberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 17, 1995

"A valuable addition to Wallenberg and Holocaust literature, shedding new light on a shining exception that proves the darkest of rules. (16 b&w photos)"
A revealing epistolary portrait of one of WW II's most daring heroes and mysterious victims. Read full book review >

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THE ASSEMBLER OF PARTS by Raoul Wientzen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Boasting a fearlessly self-possessed child narrator, this is one of those books you stop what you're doing to finish, take a breath to ponder its profundities, and start again."
In this astonishing first novel, 7-year-old, physically disabled Jess reviews her brief, tumultuous life from heaven via films provided by The Assembler, a supreme being who, for mysterious reasons, declined to give her thumbs, several bones, a whole heart and the gift of hearing. Read full book review >

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THE END OF POLICING by Alex  Vitale
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A clearly argued, sure-to-be-controversial book."
Why better training of police officers is inadequate to reduce strained relations between law enforcement and minority or impoverished communities and why it is necessary to completely rethink the role of police in America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2011

"A superb pictorial and video meditation on the life of cities."
A great city is a tiny organism writ large, according to Vitale's debut multimedia e-book. Read full book review >

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PUSHKIN'S BUTTON by Serena Vitale
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"With its unabashed love of intrigue and nuance, Vitale's unusual chronicle of Pushkin's final days will appeal to any lover of Russian literature, history, and culture."
An Italian scholar's unorthodox take on the events leading to Pushkin's fatal duel reads like impassioned fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN THE WIND STOPS by Charlotte Zolotow
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1995

"A fine, seamless new match of text and art. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A shortened, reillustrated version of a classic picture book (originally illustrated by Howard Knotts, 1975): A child asks "Why does the day have to end?" Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 1996

"Reduces a tragedy to what seems a parody of well-intentioned reform."
This earnest polemic suffers from a fatal lack of proportion. Read full book review >