Search Results: "Sylvia Rosa-Casanova"


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MAMA PROVI AND THE POT OF RICE by Sylvia Rosa-Casanova
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"Roth's watercolor-and-ink illustrations have all the eccentricity the tale deserves, and superbly conjure the special life that goes on in the hallways and stairs of apartment buildings. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Rosa-Casanova's first book is a terrific blend of a cumulative tale, a cook's tour of ethnic cuisine—a genuine sense of apartment life, and an unforced display of affection. Read full book review >

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CASANOVA by Laurence Bergreen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Casanova's adventures include plenty of juicy details, and Bergreen weaves in just enough to prove his reputation. His travels during one of history's most exciting periods will be great fun for any history lover."
Bergreen (Columbus: The Four Voyages, 2011, etc.) applies his historical storytelling skills to the famous Venetian lover, introducing his intellectual side. Read full book review >

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ROSA by Knut Hamsun
Released: Jan. 26, 1998

"Translator Lyngstad has given new life to one of Hamsun's most underrated works."
Rosa ($12.95 paperback original; Jan. 26, 1998; 256 pp.; 1-55713-259-X): A vigorously colloquial new translation of the great Norwegian novelist's 1909 tragicomedy, which bears an interesting incidental resemblance to Willa Cather's A Lost Lady. Read full book review >

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Rosa by Cherokee Randolph
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2015

"Slow-paced but perceptive."
A young girl learns important lessons about family and friendship in debut author Randolph's (What Happened to Tasha Blue?, 2013, etc.) coming-of-age novel. Read full book review >

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ROSA by Jonathan Rabb
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2005

"As before (The Book of Q, 2001, etc.), Rabb saps the strength of a perfectly good story by taking too long to tell it."
In 1918 Berlin, the cops think they've got a serial killer on their hands until the latest victim turns out to be Rosa Luxemburg. Read full book review >

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Released: May 10, 1989

A dull yet disturbing portrait of the late novelist/educator. Read full book review >

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CASANOVA by Ian Kelly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Kelly's immersion in the Casanova story pays off handsomely."
British biographer and cultural correspondent Kelly (Beau Brummell, 2006, etc.) fleshes out the complex 18th-century Venetian—principally known and caricatured as a serial seducer—as a significant intellectual chronicler of his age. Read full book review >

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CASANOVA by Lydia Flem
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"A thoughtful and intelligent examination of the great lover, but more effective as analysis and literary criticism than as biography."
Flem, a Franco-Belgian psychoanalyst and author, takes a bit of a busman's holiday with this biography/critique of the 18th century's most famous rake. Read full book review >

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ROSA by Nikki Giovanni
Kirkus Star
by Nikki Giovanni, illustrated by Bryan Collier
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"An essential volume for classrooms and libraries. (Picture book. 5+)"
Rosa Parks sat. Read full book review >

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ROSA PARKS  by Lisbeth Kaiser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 7, 2017

"It's a bit sketchy of historical detail, but it's coherent, inspirational, and engaging without indulging in rapturous flights of hyperbole. (Picture book/biography. 5-7)"
A first introduction to the iconic civil rights activist. Read full book review >

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STANLIN & SYLVIA by Cynthia Hey
Released: Sept. 19, 2012

"Skewed to the younger end of the YA-fantasy spectrum, the author's adroit style maintains a buoyant tone even with apocalypse on the horizon."
Stanlin, a friendly space alien drawn to a kindly human girl, defies his planet's nonintervention policy and reveals himself to her when an incipient epidemic endangers all life on Earth. Read full book review >