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 >

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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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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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POND CIRCLE by Betsy Franco
ANIMALS
Released: June 9, 2009

"It's a worthwhile venture, to depict nature red in tooth and claw, but best saved for somewhat older readers. (Picture book. 6-9)"
What begins as a soothing, bedtime chant in the style of "The House that Jack Built" takes a dark turn as it covers the cycle of life. Read full book review >

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NURSERY TALES AROUND THE WORLD by Judy Sierra
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Feb. 20, 1996

"A sumptuous, if cerebral, alternative to Kay Chorao's Child's Storybook (1985) or Anne Rockwell's popular collections. (bibliography) (Folklore. 4+)"
Eighteen traditional stories, specifically selected, according to the introduction, for reading to children who are beyond nursery rhymes but are not yet ready for Winnie-the-Pooh. Read full book review >

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MARGHERITA DOLCE VITA by Stefano Benni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"An elegant little piece of dark comedy."
This is the first of the prolific Italian author's novels to be published in English—a cause for celebration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VIRAL SOLUTION by Rino Di Stefano
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2008

"A high-paced political mystery, painted in broad, colorful strokes."
A jolting, scientific thriller by Italian journalist, biographer and novelist Di Stefano (The Zanfretta Case, 1984, etc.) Read full book review >