Search Results: "Teresa Flavin"


BOOK REVIEW

TERESA by Neera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A quietly told story that gradually accumulates great power, rich in local color, memorable characterizations, and devastating dramatic irony."
s her youth caring for them—only to find, many years after, that her eventual freedom to join the man she loves amounts simply to a continuation of her servitude. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW LANTERN by Teresa Flavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"For most readers, the first two mysteries will have sufficed. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
In this, their third art adventure, Sunni and Blaise are inexorably pulled back to the painting The Mariner's Return to Arcadia in Blackhope Tower, the setting of their first encounter with the artist/sorcerer Fausto Corvo and villain Soranzo (The Blackhope Enigma, 2011). Read full book review >

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THE CRIMSON SHARD by Teresa Flavin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A gripping continuation. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
In the sequel to The Blackhope Enigma (2011), a villain abducts Sunni and Blaise to discover the secrets they learned while inside magical artist Fausto Corvo's painting. Read full book review >

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THE BLACKHOPE ENIGMA by Teresa Flavin
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Readers raised on Jon Agee's The Incredible Painting of Felix Clousseau (1988) will be delighted with Flavin's fully-realized, action-packed debut. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Video games and themes parks are no match for the world Il Corvo created. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL FAMILIES ARE SPECIAL by Norma Simon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Flavin's smiling, multicultural cast reinforces the message of this bluntly purposeful tale designed to spark family or class interchanges while validating a wide variety of family arrangements. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a diversity lesson covered by the thinnest veneer of plot, children in a classroom pipe up to describe their families: large, small, nuclear, and extended; interracial, international, single-parent, divorced parents, same-sex parents; comprised of multiple generations, adoptees, absent members, and even pets. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OLD COTTON BLUES by Linda England
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"A depiction of Johnny's deceased father, blowing on the harmonica in heaven, is an effective evocation of the joy of music, and the distinctively African faces of the angels are radiantly done. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Dexter is a boy who loves three things: his mother, pork chops, and the ``sound of Johnny Cotton's clarinet.'' That last one makes Dexter feel ``the blue-down blues, and the deep-down- shaking, slow-laughing feel-goods.'' This city-dwelling boy, who has just one parent, has the strong desire to play, too; his dream of having a clarinet is not possible, but the kindly Johnny shares his time and encourages the boy with a story and a gift- -his own father's harmonica. Read full book review >

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MOTHER TERESA by Lewis Helfand
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"'Why did she want to help? Why could she not turn a blind eye to those in need?' A searching and reverent treatment. (bibliography, foldout poster) (Graphic biography. 11-14)"
Mother Teresa shines brightly both figuratively and literally in this graphic portrait of her life and mission. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU HAVE TO WRITE by Janet S. Wong
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2002

"Elementary teachers will find this unusual combination of poetry and advice a useful introduction to creative-writing assignments. (Poetry. 8-11)"
Coming up with new ideas is a common dilemma of many a writer, from budding elementary-school essayists to experienced novelists. Read full book review >

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SISTER TERESA by Bárbara Mujica
Released: March 22, 2007

"An earthy, humanizing portrait."
A lifelong friend remembers Teresa of Àvila, "Spain's most beloved saint," in this richly entertaining historical novel from Mujica (Spanish/Georgetown Univ.; Frida, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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MOTHER TERESA by Demi
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"But her faith, her message, and the force of her personality come through with superb clarity. (bibliography, map) (Picture book/biography. 9-12)"
From the kneeling supplicant on the front cover, surrounded by apostolic figures within an ornate cross, to the author's Papal blessing on the back, this is the most pious yet of Demi's profiles of our greatest spiritual touchstones. Read full book review >

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MOTHER TERESA by Anne Sebba
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Finally, Sebba dares to ask why Mother Teresa has been so lionized in the West, suggesting that her apotheosis has much to do with assuaging white guilt for India's grinding poverty."
This surprisingly nuanced biography of the international icon of humanitarianism neither shies away from nor revels in controversy. Read full book review >

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TERRIBLE TERESA by Mittie Cuetara
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Although the book is aimed at preschoolers, first-graders and other emerging readers will get a kick out of using their new skills to unravel the rhymes of these silly tales. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A preschool short-story collection is an unlikely concept, but newcomer Cuetara comes up with some classic two-page, four- frame tales. Read full book review >