Search Results: "Roberta Lucarini"


BOOK REVIEW

HEDGEHOG BOOK by Lara  Xavier
by Lara Xavier, illustrated by Roberta Lucarini, developed by Ardozia
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2012

"Still a bobble or two in the design, but an engaging imagination stretcher. (iPad play app. 4-6)"
Three independent, partly cumulative illustrated minitales—none of which features a hedgehog. Read full book review >

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ONE, TWO, SKIP A FEW! by Roberta Arenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 20, 1998

"A joyful book. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With exuberant paper and paint collages, Arenson (A Caribbean Counting Book, 1996) illustrates 20 counting rhymes, many of which dance across the double-page spreads and all of which must be read aloud. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"The sparkling tale is fun to read and illuminating, and will round out any lesson on early settlers. (Picture book. 5-9)"
PLB 0-688-16204-5 When young Constance accidentally lets the cabin's fire die out, her father composes a riddle to cheer her up, spawning a riddle marathon as the entire family participates in creating conundrums. Read full book review >

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THE BRACELET by Roberta Gately
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Despite menacing characters and real atrocities, this mystery deflates."
On a run through the early morning mists of Geneva, Abby Monroe watches in horror as a woman falls from a balcony to her death. Was she pushed? Read full book review >

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UNTIL YOU SEE ME by Roberta Degnore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2012

"A thoughtful, engrossing story of a young woman desperately fighting to find her own voice even as family, friends and society try to keep her silent."
A young woman from a strict, religious family and trapped in an equally oppressive marriage struggles to break free in the midst of the Great Depression. Read full book review >

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Invisible Soft Return by Roberta Degnore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 6, 2013

"A cerebral work of feminist cyberpunk literature that challenges modern concepts of gender, literacy, privacy, humanity and reality."
In Degnore's (Stuck Up, 2012, etc.) sci-fi novel, 33-year-old Evet is accused of murdering her beloved cat and a little girl who may be her daughter. Read full book review >

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A PERSONAL DEVIL by Roberta Gellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"A host of well-drawn characters and a mass of historical detail make this 12th-century adventure entertaining despite its hopelessly confusing mishmash of a plot."
In all of Southwark, there's no more skilled saddlemaker than Master Mainard, married to shrewish Bertrild but deeply in love with Sabina, the blind whore who lives in the Old Priory Guesthouse, a brothel run by beautiful Magdalene la Bâtarde (A Mortal Bane, 1999). Read full book review >

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THE HAREM MIDWIFE by Roberta Rich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"The ending's too nice for the guts-and-gore theme of the rest of the book, but the author ties up most loose threads and delivers an enthusiastic effort. This earthy account will please Rich fans."
A midwife in the palace of Sultan Murat III helps a poor Jewish harem girl in Rich's follow-up to The Midwife of Venice (2012). Read full book review >

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THE MIDWIFE OF VENICE by Roberta Rich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"Overstuffed is an understatement for this heavily researched but lightweight historical adventure."
It's one crisis after another for a 16th-century Italian-Jewish midwife and her merchant husband struggling to be reunited. Read full book review >

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Sky Woman Lives In Me by Roberta Capasso
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 8, 2016

"An authentic story of Native American culture, inheritance, and loss."
A debut memoir of a woman discovering her Native American heritage and coming to terms with an ancestor's history at an "Indian school." Read full book review >

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THE PROBLEM OF THE EVIL EDITOR by Roberta Rogow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2000

"If The Oxford Companion to English Literature had conjugal relations with a London tourist map, this might be the result."
From his offices in Fleet Street, Samuel Bassett, editor of Youth's Companion, berates his copy editors, denies heat to his printers, and tosses aspiring writers out on their ears. Read full book review >