Search Results: "A. Isabel Campoy"


BOOK REVIEW

A BALLOON FOR ISABEL by Deborah Underwood
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"The attention to detail in Rankin's illustrations adds humor and charm to the story (check out Isabel's extensive collection of brightly colored Mary Janes), and the vivid colors make the pictures pop—sure to delight even the prickliest of readers. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A sweetly graphic demonstration that just a little ingenuity can resolve even the most daunting dilemmas. Ms. Quill's class is counting down the days until graduation, and Isabel and Walter, two porcupine friends, are feeling left out, knowing they will not receive balloons along with the rest of the animals in their class. Ms. Quill, a porcupine herself, warns the duo that balloons are not safe for them. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"As there are no source notes and the compilers even tuck in a few insufficiently identified poems of their own, this wins no high marks for scholarship—but young listeners singing or clapping along won't mind. (Bilingual poetry. 3-8)"
Gathering fresh material, Ada and colleagues expand the scope of ¡Pio Peep! Read full book review >

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ISABEL by E. L. Schoeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 2013

"Though breathlessly chaste and sprinkled with clichés, this novel will satisfy the romantic who longs for a world of chivalry and sorcery."
A medieval romance with a supernatural slant. Read full book review >

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ISABEL by Harriet La Barre
Released: Feb. 27, 2012

"A fulfilling mystery with impressive plot intricacies."
In La Barre's (Stranger in Vienna, 1995) latest novel, a young girl becomes entwined in secrets that resurface upon a young woman's return to a small town. Read full book review >

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AUNT ISABEL TELLS A GOOD ONE by Kate Duke
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"All in all: an entertaining production, with a light touch that saves it from preachiness; the playful introduction to the elements of fiction is especially intriguing, and should be invaluable to creative-writing programs for young children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
There's a lot going on here: a story within a story—Aunt Isabel, a bohemian-looking mouse, pauses in her artistic endeavors (her drawings and paintings are informally hung around her snug home) to tell little Penelope a spur-of-the-moment story explicitly designed to demonstrate the construction of a plot. Read full book review >

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IMAGINING ISABEL by Omar S. Castañeda
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Told in a vivid, lyrical style, rich in details of Mayan culture and Guatamalan life and politics, a novel with characters who are not only well realized as individuals but also effectively embody the groups and viewpoints contending for their ravaged country. (Fiction. 12+)"
Caste§eda's fine first novel, Among the Volcanoes (1991), described Isabel's struggle to get medical help for her mother in the face of the Mayan traditions of her Guatamalan village and the opposition of her fiancÇ, Lucas. Read full book review >

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FOR ISABEL by Antonio Tabucchi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An unusually structured but engaging jaunt into the ineffable."
One man's search for a missing woman grows less factual and more metaphysical. Read full book review >

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MAYBE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL by F. Isabel Campoy
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"An inspiring and wistful message wrapped up in a subtle, thoughtful narrative and lively, beautiful art: simply superb. (authors' note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
In a neighborhood full of gray, young Mira shares her colorful art (and heart) with the world beyond her window. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Escrivá's depictions of children and the animals' humorous expressions infuse each page with an infectious, childlike happiness. (Nursery rhymes. 1-7)"
Ada and Campoy team up again (¡Pío Peep!, 2003, etc.) to produce this lovely anthology of rhymes, songs and poems from the Hispanic oral tradition. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2004

"Appropriate for all elementary school collections, but especially in areas with Latino populations. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Meted colors and sharp black outlines characterize Molinari's full-page illustrations for this brief biography of the noted Chilean author. Read full book review >

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YES! WE ARE LATINOS! by Alma Flor Ada
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Still, with only minor flaws, it is a collection both interesting and educational, offering Latino children positive representations of themselves and teaching non-Latino children about the richness and breadth of the Latino experience.(acknowledgements, bibliography, additional resources, index) (Poetry. 10 & up)"
A poetic celebration of the diversity found among Latinos. Read full book review >

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MY NAME IS MARIA ISABEL by Alma Flor Ada
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1993

"Pair this with Barbara Cohen's Molly's Pilgrim (1983) for a fine multicultural comparison. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When Mar°a Isabel Salazar L¢pez's family moves, there are already two Mar°as in her new class, so the teacher decides to call her Mary L¢pez. Read full book review >