Search Results: "Stefano Gaudiano"


BOOK REVIEW

NO PASARÁN! by Vittorio Giardino
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Stylistically similar to Giardino's previous work, this compelling narrative artfully plays with a question: Who's spying for whom? And the cliff-hanging ending of this first half sustains our interest in the answer."
After the stunning achievement of his Jew in Communist Prague (1997-98), Giardino returns to familiar territory—his ongoing character, Max Friedman, a reluctant spy whose adventures intersect with 20th-century politics across a number of continents. Read full book review >

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ART 123 by Stefano Zuffi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"This handsome entry will particularly please art-loving parents. (Picture book. 3-8) "
Milan-based Zuffi mines art masterpieces in aid of early learning, leaving his usual audience of adult art lovers behind for this effort. Read full book review >

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SAM AND CHARLIE (AND SAM TOO!) by Leslie Kimmelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Nevertheless, it fills a gap in the marketplace, hopefully paving the way for stronger fare. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Not even the worthy subject matter can overcome the herky-jerky writing in this rare glimpse into everyday Jewish life. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE WIND STOPS by Charlotte Zolotow
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1995

"A fine, seamless new match of text and art. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A shortened, reillustrated version of a classic picture book (originally illustrated by Howard Knotts, 1975): A child asks "Why does the day have to end?" Read full book review >

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THERE IS A FLOWER AT THE TIP OF MY NOSE by Alice Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Young children will respond to the rhythm of the words and the intense beauty of the magical images; older children will hear the heartbeat of imagination along their own pulses. (Picture book. 4-9)"
It is seldom that word and image braid themselves together in such gorgeous perfection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 16, 2006

"What's worse, to be seen in a negative light—or to not be seen at all? A good question, and a very good source for those who like to scratch below the surface."
A whip-smart meditation on the power of ethnic myth, in this instance the one that supposes that to be an Italian American is by definition to walk among the dons and the goombahs. Read full book review >

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THE FOLKS IN THE VALLEY by Jim Aylesworth
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 30, 1992

From ``Alarm clocks ring;/It's almost dawn'' to ``Z's the sound/Of their well-earned rest;/They sleep in peace./Their lives are blessed,'' a daylong depiction of a picturesque way of life. Read full book review >

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THERE WAS AN OLD MAN WHO PAINTED THE SKY by Teri Sloat
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Fascinating and thought-provoking. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This intriguing creation story was inspired by a real event. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHY WAR IS NEVER A GOOD IDEA by Alice Walker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Children deserve to see this, and adults need to be ready to discuss it with them. (Picture book. 5-10)"
How do you answer the question implied in this title? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAN YOU GUESS MY NAME? by Judy Sierra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2002

"And it is simply splendid to look at. (Folktales. 7-12)"
Stories with familiar motifs from "The Three Little Pigs," "Bremen Town Musicians," "Rumplestiltskin," "The Frog Prince," and "Hansel and Gretel" are collected in five chapters of three stories each. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAGIC WORDS by Edward Field
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The title is just as fitting; readers will marvel at the magic of the words and images in this thoughtful fusion of culture, poetry, and art. (Picture book. 4-9)"
Drawing from Knud Rasmussen's writings of the Inuit people and their legends, Field primal, earthy images in exceptional poetry. Read full book review >