Search Results: "Tanya Chernov"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A contemplative, profoundly moving meditation on life, love and death."
In her debut, Los Angeles Review poetry and translations editor Chernov probes her grief over losing a much-loved father and the inability of contemporary society to accept profound emotion. Read full book review >

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BRAVO, TANYA by Patricia Lee Gauch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 1992

"A lovely, warm story about dancing, learning, and respecting one's own unique identity while adapting to an activity with established rules. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The beguiling preschooler who won the right to go to dancing lessons with her big sister in Dance, Tanya (1989) discovers that the class poses an unexpected challenge: distracted by the teacher's claps and her loud counting voice, Tanya has trouble following the music. Read full book review >

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TANYA STEPS OUT by Patricia Lee Gauch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 1996

"Tutu pinks and toe-shoe pastels are balanced with the greens and beiges of the animals, and the slightly goofy expressions on the faces of the human dancers keep the whole thing from becoming fluff. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Tanya Steps Out ($13.95; Sept. 10, 1996; 10 pp.; 0-399-22936-1): French ballet terms can be daunting for children; while this book does not provide much help with pronunciations or exact translations, it compares ballet steps to animal movements. Read full book review >

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TANYA AND THE RED SHOES by Patricia Lee Gauch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Brava, Tanya—come back again for another encore. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Talented little Tanya is growing up, and she's starring now in her sixth story from collaborators Gauch and Ichikawa (Presenting Tanya the Ugly Duckling, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

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TANYA AND EMILY IN A DANCE FOR TWO by Patricia Lee Gauch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 1994

"An unusually appealing book with an unobtrusive message: Tanya may never match Emily's achievement, but when she shows her friend the playful side of their art, both are enriched. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
The little girl first introduced in Dance, Tanya (1989) isn't the most talented member of her dance class, but she's the most exuberant; she dances always and everywhere, even in bed at night. Read full book review >

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THREE LITTLE KITTENS by Tanya Linch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

Linch (My Duck, 2000, etc.) gives this oddly-written, deceptively simple folk ditty a playful tone with illustrations featuring a trio of chunky, earth-colored felines sporting comically ingenuous expressions and brightly colored, striped or polka-dotted, paw gear. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"An eye-opening account of a military in transition."
Biank (Under the Sabers: The Unwritten Code of Army Wives, 2006) analyzes the increasingly important role played by women in the military. Read full book review >

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MY DUCK by Tanya Linch
by Tanya Linch, illustrated by Tanya Linch
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A humorous and inspiring exploration of the art of writing that encourages readers to give their imaginations free reign. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A young girl's struggle with the creative process is the focus of this zany tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"This grim, enlightening tale is most likely to appeal to those who seek out disaster stories or have an interest in American history. (Nonfiction. 11 & up)"
During the Civil War, with many men serving in both armies, young women, and even girls, joined the work force, finding employment in armories. Read full book review >

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THE SKELETON CUPBOARD by Tanya Byron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"A lucid and compassionate memoir."
A British mental health practitioner and media personality's absorbing account of the years she spent as a clinical psychologist-in-training. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELL AND HIGH WATER by Tanya Landman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"So riveting that the pages seem to turn of their own accord. (Fiction. 13-adult)"
Murder and mystery abound in this engrossing and atmospheric tale set in 18th-century England. Read full book review >