Search Results: "Renée Comet"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Readers may find themselves hungry when they finish. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Recognition and identification are the goals of this bilingual alphabet book that combines emotional literacy with nutrition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COMET DIS'ASTER by L. E. Vega
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2000

From pathologist Vega and this Oakland, California-based small press: an Earth-in-peril yarn, following the honorable tradition of science fiction disaster yarns from H.G. Wells on up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARIA'S COMET by Deborah Hopkinson
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Pair this with Don Brown's Rare Treasure (p. 1223), about Mary Anning and her fossils. (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
From Hopkinson (Birdie's Lighthouse, 1997, etc.) comes another strong, simply told story, based loosely on the life of 19th- century astronomer Maria Mitchell, about a girl with a particular kind of wanderlust. Read full book review >

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THE COMET by Ivano Baldassarre
by Ivano Baldassarre, illustrated by Andrea Glioti, developed by bitLuna, translated by Emma Bianchi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2012

"The irony of a story about digital distraction presented on the iPad won't be lost on readers, and, like a lot of the technology we have that's unaffected by passing comets, the app itself is a bit of a mixed blessing. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
Three kids—Anna, Gino and Mark—are stressed out by the demands of modern student life and the distractions of the digital age. Their lives are therefore improved when a passing comet renders all the technology in their town of Sourapple useless. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A fitting tribute. (Graphic biography. 8-14)"
This comic-book biography of a Jewish girl's life under the Nazi jackboot and then as a refugee is low key and that much more profound for it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"An honest look at a courageous life."
A fascinating transsexual testimony. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CRIMSON COMET by Dean Morrissey
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The text, a sketchy mix of prose and rhyme, provides the perfect blend of wonder and matter-of-fact for this adventure-filled nocturnal flight. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In another nighttime fantasy overflowing with visual extravagance, Morrissey sends two children to the Moon aboard a spaceship constructed from battered, photo-realistically depicted antique toys and bric-a-brac. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COMET SEEKERS by Helen Sedgwick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Unlike shooting stars, Sedgwick's yearning protagonists seem unable or unwilling to 'shower the world with light.'"
Haunted characters struggle to find fulfillment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON THE BLUE COMET by Rosemary Wells
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Ibatouilline's full-color, atmospheric Norman Rockwell-like vignettes enhance the nostalgic feel of this warm, cleverly crafted adventure. (Historical fiction/time travel. 11 & up)"
Time travel hurts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DAILY COMET by Frank Asch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A pleaser for fans of Adam Rex's Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich (2006) and like cineastic fare. (Picture book. 7-10)"
"Go to Work with a Parent" Day proves an eye-opening experience for a journalist's fact-loving son in this distinctively illustrated venture from the creators of Mrs. Marlowe's Mice (2007). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE YEAR OF THE COMET by Sergei Lebedev
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"This gorgeously written, unsettling novel—a rare work about the fall of the Soviet Union as told through the eyes of a child—leaves us with a fresh understanding of that towering moment in recent history."
Lebedev follows up Oblivion (2016), his powerful novel about the atrocities of the gulag, with this autobiographical tale of a boy's coming-of-age during the years leading to the fall of the Soviet Union. Read full book review >