Search Results: "Susanna Natti"


BOOK REVIEW

BEANY AND THE DREADED WEDDING by Susan Wojciechowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Fans and newcomers alike will be rooting for Wojciechowski's intrepid heroine as she tackles her anxieties with grit and fortitude. (Fiction. 7-9)"
This latest Beany adventure (Beany [Not Beanhead] and the Magic Crystal, 1997, etc.) has all the ingredients that made Wojciechowski's previous tales such rousing successes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON'T CALL ME BEANHEAD! by Susan Wojciechowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"An amusing and enjoyable story told with great authenticity by Wojciechowski (The Best Halloween of All, 1992, etc.). (Fiction. 5- 9)"
The trials and tribulations of Bernice Sherwin-Hendricks, a.k.a. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUPPY LOVE by Betsy Duffey
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9-11)"
First in another formulaic series (``Pet Patrol'') aimed at middle-grade readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG CAM JANSEN AND THE DOUBLE BEACH MYSTERY by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Natti's watercolor-and-ink illustrations add colorful interest, although Cam often looks a little too young for the intended audience. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
Cam Jansen uses her photographic memory to solve two mini-mysteries that take place on a trip to the beach with her mother, her aunt, and her friend, Eric. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG CAM JANSEN AND THE LIBRARY MYSTERY by David A. Adler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

It's a long shot, but Adler takes a stab at turning a mystery on the slender hope of a shopping list. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIONEL AT SCHOOL by Stephen Krensky
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Readers will recognize themselves and their friends in these authentically childlike characters and episodes; better yet, they'll enjoy them. (Fiction. 4-8)"
Krensky's appealing primary-grader (Lionel in the Summer, 1998, etc.) takes on school challenges sure to interest beginning readers, and once again Natti's cheerful, two-to-a-spread, pencil, colored-pencil, and watercolor wash illustrations accompany them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIONEL IN THE SUMMER by Stephen Krensky
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"Beginning readers will be engrossed by the engaging content and encouraged by the fluid text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Lionel and his family are back for more adventures in this latest Easy-to-Read installment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEANY (NOT BEANHEAD) AND THE MAGIC CRYSTAL by Susan Wojciechowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1997

"Natti's black- and-white illustrations are right on target; readers will use their own magic crystals to wish Beany back again. (Fiction. 6-10)"
Beany—Bernice Lorraine Sherwin-Hendricks, the heroine from Don't Call Me Beanhead (1994)—is back. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KEY TO SUSANNA by Hilary Norman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 1996

"A page-turner—and a preposterous jaw-dropper."
A skillful Danielle Steel clone, filled with tragedy, crabmeat omelets, and momentous nights at the London Ritz. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Great for families to share and read aloud. (Nonfiction. 6-10)"
A group of six children introduces Hanukkah by each stating his or her favorite part or activity for the celebration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A JEWISH MOTHER FROM BERLIN and SUSANNA by Gertrud Kolmar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"Still, their undeniable fascination and power are, sadly, no more then documentary."
A Jewish Mother From Berlin and Susanna ($22.00; May 1997; 225 pp.; 0-8419-1345-5): A short novel and a long story written, respectively, in 1931 and 1940 by a highly praised German Jewish poet who died at Auschwitz in 1943, first published only in 1978. ``A Jewish Mother from Berlin'' describes in harrowing and sometimes operatic detail the despairing madness that overtakes a grieving widow who searches throughout 1920s Berlin for the rapist who had attacked her four-year-old daughter. ``Susanna,'' set in approximately the same period, traces the rapid personality dissolution of an orphaned girl who can't be dissuaded from sacrificing her life to an imagined grand passion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AGE OF THE HORSE by Susanna Forrest
NON-FICTION
Released: May 2, 2017

"The prose sometimes plods like a Clydesdale, but overall, the narrative is quite good, making a worthy addition to the equestrian library."
An encyclopedic account of horses and those who love them, put them to work, and eat them. Read full book review >