Search Results: "San San"


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MR. ROBOT by San San
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 20, 2012

"Not particularly therapeutic, but the art and the plot are engaging—as is the translation, which is so consistently amusing that the awkwardness may well be intentional. (iPad storybook app. 10-14)"
A strange but beguiling mix of surreal storytelling and lighthearted psychological advice. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Educational but relentlessly depressing."
Now an expatriate, the author chronicles her fight for personal and political independence in a repressive nation almost completely sealed off from the rest of the world. Read full book review >

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The Memoirs of Irene Adler by San Cassimally
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 26, 2014

"Arthur Conan Doyle's world gets progressively twisted in a slightly tangled story."
Edinburgh-based Cassimally (The Case Book of Irene Adler, 2013) brings back the unconventional female who famously impressed Sherlock Holmes for the second installment of a series. Read full book review >

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THE CASE BOOK OF IRENE ADLER by San Cassimally
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 3, 2014

"Compelling if at times convoluted 'herstory' of Holmes' famous woman."
The sharp-witted actress who earned Sherlock Holmes' admiration offers her own recollections in this first installment of a Conan Doyle-inspired series. Read full book review >

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Sarah Bernhardt: My Erotic Life. by San Cassimally
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"At times spirited vignettes that eventually run out of steam."
Cassimally (The Memoirs of Irene Adler, 2013, etc.) pens a fictionalized autobiography of the famed French actress. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE

"A highly ambitious book that takes a whirlwind, if occasionally disjointed, journey through connections of the past."
Cassimally (The Case of Irene Adler, 2014, etc.) offers a novel set across 400 years on four continents, featuring a wide variety of characters. Read full book review >

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THE MIGHTY PIGEON CLUB by Daniel San Souci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A tidy tale, with a little pigeon information, a hint of nostalgia and a generous dose of good feelings. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The eight members of the clubhouse gang (seven humans and a dog) get a taste of the ins and outs of animal care in their fourth outing. Read full book review >

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SISTER TRICKSTERS by Robert D. San Souci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"The introduction summarizes the origin of the female trickster tale and helps to make this a first purchase for most libraries. (Folktales. 7-10, adult)"
Females, worthy foes of their male counterparts, are often absent from the body of trickster tales, but in this stellar collection, it's Molly Cottontail (aka Molly Hare) who takes center stage and matches wits with Mistah Slickry Sly-fox. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTMAS ARK by Robert D. San Souci
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"An adequate additional seasonal book. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Becalmed in a fog en route to join their forty-niner father in San Francisco, Tessie and Sarah are disappointed not to arrive in time for Christmas. Read full book review >

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AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT by Robert D. San Souci
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Daniel San Souci's detailed watercolor illustrations contribute to the quaint feel of this effort and lend it a bit of welcome emotional depth as well. (Picture book. 5-10)"
The talented San Souci brothers take on the Brothers Grimm's "Clever Elsie," and the result is an entirely new story which, though it retains the folksy quality and quirky absurdity of the original, recasts the characters, adds a moral and tidies up the ambiguous ending. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Comport casts Margaret as a long-necked, pale-skinned beauty with waves of red hair as fiery as her spirit. (Picture book/folklore. 5-9)"
Another woman-turned-warrior tale, this time set in Ireland. Read full book review >