Search Results: "Ana A. de Eulate"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SKY OF AFGHANISTAN by Ana A. de Eulate
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Ardent advocacy for Afghan peace. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A young girl dreams of the day peace will come to contemporary Afghanistan, the war-torn country she loves. Read full book review >

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LITTLE CLOUD LAMB by Ana A. de Eulate
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2011

"Idyllic watercolor scenes of stylized flowers or wide-eyed sheep wandering over grassy hills and leaping in the dreams of sleepy human figures fail to make this well-intentioned effort any less discomfiting. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A story about death that's far less likely to soothe young readers than confuse and creep them out. Read full book review >

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GROWING UP WITH TAMALES/LOS TAMALES DE ANA by Gwendolyn Zepeda
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2008

"Young readers will delight in Zepeda's use of repetition and will giggle over the story's jocular ending. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Six-year-old Ana can't wait until she is eight, so she can be more grown-up like her big sister Lidia. Read full book review >

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LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL! by Ana Eulate
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"High ideals with a mawkish sensibility. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fantasy and social responsibility mix uneasily in this optimistic translation from Spain. Read full book review >

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WALKING EAGLE by Ana Eulate
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2014

"Purest kitsch. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A mute young storyteller in a feathered headdress draws all the tribes into a giant, mystical tepee to chant and drum and invite everyone in the world to hold hands. Read full book review >

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ANA IMAGINED by Perrin Ireland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"Even Ireland's division of her unsettling evocation into a brief 'beginning' and a long 'middle' acknowledges that stories like Ana's, and Anne's, can have no end."
A novel-within-a-novel whose author chooses a Sarajevo woman glimpsed on a TV newsreel as a way of exorcising her own long-suppressed demons. Read full book review >

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LOPEZ LOMONG by Ana Eulate
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"It's inspiring, but it presents Lomong more as an object lesson than as a living person. (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
The story of a Sudanese "Lost Boy" who pursued and achieved his dream of running in the Olympics. Read full book review >

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A PLACE CALLED MILAGRO DE LA PAZ by Manlio Argueta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"Their plaintive yearning for the 'miracle of peace,' which the name of their village ironically promises, provides the best moments in an otherwise unfortunately derivative novel: it's very nearly a rewrite of Alberto Moravia's famous Two Women."
El Salvador's best-known novelist (Little Red Riding Hood in the Red Light District, 1998, etc.) relates in both present action and extended flashback the life of middle-aged single mother Latina, who barely survives, during a time of violent political oppression, supporting her adolescent daughter and motherless young grandson by selling homegrown flowers and homemade clothing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LETTING ANA GO by Anonymous
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 4, 2013

"A disturbing tale that feels meant to titillate rather than caution. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Anyone familiar with the sensationalist pseudo-diary Go Ask Alice knows it won't end well for an anonymous (fictitious) teen who chronicles her eating disorder. Read full book review >

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ANA OF CALIFORNIA by Andi Teran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 2015

"Anne of Green Gables fans will rejoice; newcomers will find a satisfying tale; and Ana's high jinks will leave both types of readers smiling and asking for more."
Fifteen-year-old Ana Cortez has spent her life shuttling into, but mostly out of, foster homes. Now she has one last chance to find a home—working on a California farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"Poetic and informative, a breath of fresh air in the too-often-contrived world of bilingual books. (author notes, glossaries, author's sources) (Bilingual informational picture book. 5-9)"
By means of the alphabet, this bilingual book introduces the cloud forest habitat of the olinguito, a recently discovered mammalian species from the Ecuadorean Andes. Read full book review >

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THE ZOOMERS' HANDBOOK by Ana de Moraes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A near miss. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Caretakers of invented animals need special instructions and great imagination. Read full book review >