Search Results: "Sebastià Serra"


BOOK REVIEW

A PIRATE’S NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Philip Yates
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"In the manner of many a pirate character, however, Sir Peggedy has a peg leg, an eye patch and a hook replacing one hand like Captain Hook, piratical literary conventions that may be seen as making light of legitimate disabilities. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Yo-ho, ho, ho, ye landlubbers! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DOG WHO LOVED THE MOON by Cristina García
ANIMALS
Released: April 8, 2008

"Despite its pat ending, García will have readers boogying to the beat of the conga, as they howl and sing to Babaluna, asking her to come down from the sky. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A fanciful story about a dog that's lovesick for the moon, and a young girl's wish to bring the two together. Read full book review >

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BOY, WERE WE WRONG ABOUT THE WEATHER! by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"A humorous take on an endlessly interesting subject. (timeline, websites) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
From dancing to appease a weather god to observing and investigating with modern scientific tools, humans have come a long way in their understanding of the weather. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUNÍPERO SERRA by Steven W.  Hackel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A consummate archivist of California history, Hackel has produced a definitive Golden State biography indispensable for academic historians, Californians and classroom study."
A comprehensive biography of California's sovereign settler. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLOOD CRIME by Sebastià Alzamora
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"If you've ever wondered what it's like to feel simultaneously bored and nauseous, this is the book for you."
A veteran police inspector in Barcelona must hunt down a vampire amid the turmoil of the Spanish Civil War. Honest to God. Read full book review >

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WRITINGS/INTERVIEWS by Richard Serra
Released: June 1, 1994

This collection of essays and interviews spans two decades of the sculptor's work and life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Hollywood memoirs just don't get any better than this. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Two thumbs up for this engrossing, sometimes shocking, memoir of life as a child actor during the silent-movie era. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Muy dolce. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A "story told through proverbs" could easily go terribly wrong, but this sweet tale succeeds beautifully. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF NOT FOR THE CALICO CAT by Mary Blount Christian
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Worth a berth in most public libraries. (Picture book. 3-7)"
"Many years ago, sailors believed that a calico cat aboard their sailing ships meant calm seas and safe ports. Perhaps some were, but others. . . . Read full book review >