Search Results: "Ana Lopez Escriva"


BOOK REVIEW

SEYMOUR AND OPAL by Nicole Jussek
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"The story is mildly amusing, the pictures very sweet and funny, but Opal's largely passive reaction to Seymour's extortion is puzzling. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Seymour and Opal are brother-and-sister rabbits who have adjoining rooms; in fact, Opal must pass through Seymour's room to get to her own. Read full book review >

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ANDREW’S BRIGHT BLUE T-SHIRT by Jessica Wollman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

"738, etc.) homey art gives Andrew the right measure of credulity and determination. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Clothes make the man, or in this case a young fox, in newcomer Wollman's tale of an identity stitched into the fabric of a hand-me-down shirt. Read full book review >

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PLEASE DO FEED THE BEARS by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2002

"Naylor's wry tale reveals to readers both the shenanigans and solutions that are the result of ingenious thinking. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A family outing to the beach nearly ends in calamity when the youngest member decides to bring along his treasured bears. Read full book review >

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FIELD NOTES by Barry Lopez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 1994

"Haunting, seductive, and sensual."
In this extraordinary collection, the final installment of a trilogy begun with Desert Notes (1976) and River Notes (1979), National Book Award winner Lopez (for Arctic Dreams, 1986) continues to use nature to teach us about ourselves. Read full book review >

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LIGHT ACTION IN THE CARIBBEAN by Barry Lopez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2000

"Despite the misfires: a satisfying, subtly illuminating assortment."
A baker's dozen (eleven published previously) from the prolific National Book Award-winning Lopez (Arctic Dreams, 1986, etc.), who, here, uses magical flourishes and an intimacy with nature to give many of these tales an unexpected warmth and depth. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Thrilling and illuminating."
A dissatisfied psychologist abandons the therapist's couch for the high-pressure world of hostage negotiations. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"Energetic prose delivers powerful insights on homelessness and mental illness."
Los Angeles Times columnist Lopez (In The Clear, 2001, etc.) brings empathy, intelligence and humor to his poignant portrait of a homeless man who once studied at Juilliard. Read full book review >

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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 >

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SNAPPING LINES by Jack Lopez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"My Grandfather's Eye' is pink, a symbol of blood-soaked wisdom to grandson Rey, who is trying to find some way to beat the Vietnam draft Rich, moody Chicano adagios, building more on detail than story."
The author of Cholos & Surfers (not reviewed) sends a Latino flicker along the nerves in these 12 stories set largely in the Southwest and southern California. Read full book review >