Search Results: "Regina Louise Kornblith"


BOOK REVIEW

ERIC IN THE LAND OF THE INSECTS by Godfried Bomans
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"Still, those with an eye for the unusual (or who are fresh from James and the Giant Peach) will find much to savor here. (Fiction. 9-12)"
With a schoolboy's certainty that something wonderful is about to happen, Eric is only a little startled when the ancestral portraits in his bedroom become animated. Read full book review >

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LOUISE by Louise Krug
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2012

"There are fine moments here, but also considerable padding, so that, like so many other books, this is really a magazine article—interesting and readable, but an article all the same."
Memoir of a life turned upside down by illness. Read full book review >

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JOLLY REGINA by Kara LaReau
by Kara LaReau, illustrated by Jen Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"'To shanghai' and 'charming' don't usually go together, but here they do. (Adventure. 7-9)"
When two dull-as-dishwater sisters suddenly find themselves working for female pirates, their days of boredom come sadly to an end. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MASHA REGINA by Vadim Levental
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"This genre-defying novel takes on the limits of talent and ambition, fate and art in contemporary Europe."
A young movie director takes inspiration from her life in St. Petersburg. Read full book review >

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SOMEBODY’S SOMEONE by Regina Louise
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 2003

"A searing visit to a Dickensian world of cruelty and indifference to children."
Debut memoirist Louise eloquently indicts a family and community that abused and neglected her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LOUISE by David Collins
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Artistically rather bumpy, but Collins's earnestness will touch most readers all the same."
Collins's debut memoir chronicles his wife's losing battle with breast cancer and his subsequent struggle to raise their two-year-old daughter alone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REGINA RISING by Wendy Toliver
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 25, 2017

"Reasonably enjoyable as a tie-in, this can also stand alone, although the stumbling-toward-darkness conclusion might seem odd to readers who don't know Regina's ultimate destiny. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
A tie-in novel for ABC's Once Upon a Time explores an incident in the adolescence of Regina, the future Evil Queen from Snow White. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2011

"Arresting and inspiring—a must-read for people of faith, immigration activists and anyone concerned with social justice."
A powerful account of the long and painful journey toward asylum for two Congolese refugees. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLEASE, LOUISE by Toni Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"An ode to reading that raises too many concerns. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A young girl sets out on a solitary walk to a surprise destination. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOUISE THE BIG CHEESE by Elise Primavera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Charming from endpapers to endpapers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Even second bananas sometimes have their day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NECKING WITH LOUISE by Rick Book
Released: Aug. 31, 1999

"Readers will come to know—and like—Eric and admire the way he rises to every occasion. (Short stories. 12-14)"
Work, sports, making out, and breaking up: in seven linked stories set in 1965 a Saskatchewan teenager spins vividly personal takes on universal themes of adolescence, adding no fewer than three brushes with death to make the pleasures and pains of life all the more intense. Read full book review >