Search Results: "Ana Juan"


BOOK REVIEW

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

PET SHOP REVOLUTION by Ana Juan
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An unsettling outing, with none of the dreamy lyricism that illuminated the artist's earlier Night Eater (2004). (Picture book. 6-8)"
This tale of a harsh pet-store owner who turns over a new leaf would be uplifting were it not so frightening. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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THE ELEPHANT WISH by Lou Berger
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"A stunning lesson in the power of wishes and memory pitting the child Eliza against the childlike Adelle. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young girl's extraordinary wish comes true until an old lady moves in to take her place. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELENA’S SERENADE by Campbell Geeslin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"EWSLUGp2003. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Here, Juan surpasses even her magical, atmospheric art for Jonah Winter's Frida (2002). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PABLO AND BIRDY by Alison McGhee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"A quiet, memorable, fantastical tale beautifully complemented by Juan's illustrations. (Fabulism. 8-12)"
It has been 10 years since Pablo landed on the shores of the diverse community of Isla, with his lavender parrot, Birdy, in tow, to be adopted by Cuban-American Emmanuel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOR YOU ARE A KENYAN CHILD by Kelly Cunnane
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"A rare excursion, glowing with love and laughter. (glossary) (Picture book. 6-8)"
A day in the life of a distractible lad, illustrated with almost magical brightness by the reigning Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award-winner. Read full book review >

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FRIDA by Jonah Winter
by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Ana Juan
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"But it is more likely that older readers may develop an artistic curiosity and appreciation for this woman's provocative work. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
A picture-book homage to the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, whose indomitable spirit has become a revered icon for struggling women artists. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON JUAN by Peter Handke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Whether you call it 'postmodern' or 'meta-fiction,' there isn't much here."
A slim, odd volume in which the Austrian novelist (Crossing the Sierra de Gredos, 2007, etc.) spins a story about storytelling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUAN QUEZADA by Shelley Dale
CHILDREN'S
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

JUAN VERDADES by Joe Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

As Hayes (El Cucuy!, not reviewed, etc.) explains in his author's note, he has revised a variant of Aarne-Thompson's tale type 889, "The Faithful Servant," drawing on versions collected in Spain and New Mexico. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUAN BOBO by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1994

"Spanish versions are given in smaller type at the end. (Folklore/Easy reader. 5-9)"
In an attractive collection, subtitled Four Folktales from Puerto Rico, a Puerto Rican-born author and illustrator present their island's popular comic simpleton. Read full book review >