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 >

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

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

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 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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY WHO LOST FAIRYLAND by Catherynne M. Valente
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Readers may wish the words were food, so they could eat them up. And they may keep reading this series for just as long as people have been arguing about Oz. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Why live in Kansas when you can stay in Oz? Valente may well have wondered at Dorothy's inexplicable decision. Read full book review >