Search Results: "Ana Eulate"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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THE NIGHT EATER by Ana Juan
by Ana Juan, illustrated by Ana Juan
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"An engaging tale, made even more memorable by Juan's distinctive style and vision. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The illustrator of Campbell Geeslin's Elena's Serenade (2003) again folds humorous and theatrical elements into mystical, surrealist art for an original tale imbued with folkloric overtones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF YOU SEE A COW by Ana Larranaga
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"A bright and worthy addition to the board-book stack. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little ones learn how to greet animals. Read full book review >

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THE PALACE OF JUSTICE by Ana Carrigan
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 29, 1993

"An unsparing and convincingly documented tract that could do for Colombia what Zola's J'accuse did for France."
An expatriate journalist's vivid, authoritative, and righteously indignant account of a defining moment in the troubled, turbulent history of Colombia. Read full book review >

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SO FAR FROM GOD by Ana Castillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 1993

"Storytelling skills and humor allow Castillo to integrate essaylike folklore sections (herbal curing, saint carving, cooking)—while political material (community organizing, toxic chemicals, feminism, the Gulf War) is delivered with unabashed directness and usually disarming charm."
Chicana writer Castillo (whose reputation until now has been mostly regional) brings a warm, sometimes biting but not bitter feminist consciousness to the wondrous, tragic, and engaging lives of a New Mexico mother and her four fated daughters. Read full book review >

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PEEL MY LOVE LIKE AN ONION by Ana Castillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 1999

"Observant and witty, if not altogether exceptional: Castillo creates a poignant portrait of passion lost and regained."
Castillo (Loverboys, 1996, etc.) covers familiar territory here—the trials and tribulations of passion, displacement, and cultural identity—but offers a pleasing combination of the light and cheeky with the lyrically romantic. Read full book review >

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LOVERBOYS by Ana Castillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Only occasionally missing the mark (there are some failed narrative experiments), Castillo offers a substantial and noteworthy first collection, both honest and witty in its portrayal of love among the exiled. (Author tour)"
While explicitly probing the politics of otherness, this debut collection of 26 stories from Chicago writer Castillo (So Far from God, 1993, etc.) also concerns itself with the universal patterns of love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Maidin Iron by Ana Padilla
Released: April 20, 2012

"A confident, witty tale of triumph and sacrifice."
A bold, inspiring debut memoir by the first female ironworker in the state of New Mexico. Read full book review >