Books by Teresa Mlawer

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS/RICITOS DE ORO Y LOS TRES OSOS by Teresa Mlawer
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A pleasant reprise of the familiar. (Bilingual picture book/fairy tale. 3-6)"
The timeless fairy tale is retold with a bilingual text featuring the traditional players and a slightly extended conclusion. Read full book review >
THE DAY OF THE DEAD / EL DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS by Bob Barner
HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A joyous and vibrant introduction, ideal for preschoolers just learning about the custom. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-6)"
This Latino holiday, observed each year from October 31 through November 2, is celebrated with food, song and candles lit to remember and honor the spirits of departed loved ones and ancestors. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"Almost certainly a perennial favorite, this bilingual edition helps strapped budgets go farther. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Originally an English-only text, this new version of Carlson's cheery look at a new kindergartner's excitement is a welcome revision. Read full book review >
JUAN QUEZADA by Shelley Dale
HISTORY
Released: March 1, 2003

"Libraries that have the first book on Quezada will want this one, too. (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
The second children's picture book within a year about the famed potter, Juan Quezada of the village of Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico, this one is very different from The Pot that Juan Built, by Nancy Andrews-Goebel, illustrated by David Diaz (2002). Read full book review >
THE PERFECT PIÑATA, LA PIÑATA PERFECTA by Kelli Kyle Dominguez
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"While the storyline isn't especially inspired, the translation serves as an engaging counterpoint, making this a solid addition to multicultural and ESL collections. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A week before her sixth birthday, Marisa's mother takes her to pick out a piñata. Read full book review >
FREDERICK by Leo Lionni
Kirkus Star
illustrated by Leo Lionni, translated by Teresa Mlawer
Released: April 14, 1967

"The conclusion may disappoint children who expect something snappier but the medium mandates the message—an old stone wall in subtle striated shades bordering a flowering field; rotund mice with big expressive eyes; a golden brown harvest of nuts and wheat; the becomingly blushing Frederick bowing at the end—all evoked with Mr. Lionni's customary expertise."
Words sustain where substance fails —specifically, the "golden glow" of the sun, the colors of the summer countryside, recalled by Frederick, the sedentary mouse, who prepares for winter by gathering impressions while his cohorts are busy gathering supplies. Read full book review >