Search Results: "Tatyana Mironova"


BOOK REVIEW

DOUBTING DASHA by Tatyana Mironova
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"The level of engagement and the story's braided scenarios are taxing enough to keep younger users fully attentive. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
Doubting Dasha goes where everyone else fears to tread because she doubts there are monsters in the forest stealing her town's grain. Read full book review >

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SMALL ELEPHANT'S BATHTIME by Tatyana Feeney
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"Charming, brilliant in color and execution, and funny to even the most indignant foot stompers, NO! screamers and bathtime boycotters. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Small Elephant loves water—most of the time. Read full book review >

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LITTLE OWL'S ORANGE SCARF by Tatyana Feeney
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"A charming picture book for the very young, whether or not they are fussy about clothes. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little owl struggles with accessory problems. Read full book review >

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LITTLE FROG'S TADPOLE TROUBLE by Tatyana Feeney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A recycled plot for an already-full new-sibling bookshelf. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Little Frog becomes a big brother and learns to adapt in this predictable sibling tale. Read full book review >

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ON THE GOLDEN PORCH by Tatyana Tolstaya
Released: April 30, 1989

Remarkably poised, beautifully written short stories from a leading Soviet writer who is the granddaughter of Leo Tolstoy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2003

"Of much interest to Russia hands, as well as admirers of Tolstaya's fiction."
Critical pieces (most for the New York Review of Books) that add up to a highly opinionated, irony-laced view of life and art in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia. Read full book review >

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THE FOUR GALLANT SISTERS by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1992

"Yuditskaya, a recent Russian emigrÇ, depicts this good-humored update in an opulent Renaissance setting with glowing theatrical backgrounds and figures detailed in vigorously telling line. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
Freely adapting and combining two of the Grimms' tales (unidentified, but ``The Four Accomplished Brothers'' has a similar scenario) in a long new story sparkling with incident, Kimmel creates a lively saga of four self-reliant sisters who disguise themselves as men and earn skills that are then used to rescue the king's fiancÇe from a dragon. Read full book review >

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WHITE WALLS by Tatyana Tolstaya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2007

"Children, old folks and the struggling in-betweens—Tolstaya sees into all their hearts. Remarkable."
Tolstaya demonstrates an impressive range in these 23 stories, most having first appeared in On the Golden Porch (1989) and Sleepwalker in a Fog (1992), together with some newer work. Read full book review >

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SMALL BUNNY'S BLUE BLANKET by Tatyana Feeney
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2012

"Unfettered, fresh illustrations communicate a child's bottomless love for a treasured possession. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Remember clutching that beloved childhood object to your chest? Closing your eyes to breathe in a smell as familiar as your own skin, readying yourself for the steepest slide or the darkest night? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"An unusual story with real substance. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Written in 1829 and cited by Tolstoy as a childhood favorite, a complex tale with an intriguing mix of period setting and still-resonant message. Read full book review >

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SLEEPWALKER IN A FOG by Tatyana Tolstaya
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 1992

"Her range and depth of feeling make this second collection as remarkable as her first."
In a follow-up collection of eight stories to the much- acclaimed On the Golden Porch (1989), Tolstaya is, by turns, deftly Chekhovian, orchestrating an ensemble of characters, and deeply internal, so that a character's revery or fantasy redeems or at least enlarges a squalid present age. Read full book review >

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THE SLYNX by Tatyana Tolstaya
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 15, 2003

"A densely woven, thought-provoking fantasy, and an impressive step forward for the gifted Tolstaya."
A strikingly imagined first novel (after stories: On the Golden Porch, 1989; Sleepwalker in a Fog, 1992) skillfully creates a frightening and perversely funny postnuclear world. Read full book review >