Search Results: "Ana Martin Larrañaga"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FARM NOISES by Ana Martin Larrañaga
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2014

"A simple concept book well-suited for a shared reading experience with the youngest digerati. (Requires iOS 7 and above.) (iPad storybook app. 18 mos.-3)"
Cheery illustrations and authentic animal noises make this simple outing to the farm a happy one, introducing 10 common farm animals and their babies. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Get another copy of Donald Crews's Freight Train and give this a miss. (Ages 18 mos.-3)"
A laden freight train makes its westbound run, only narrowly missing a collision with an eastbound commuter train. 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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK DOVE by Ana Castillo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2016

"There are points when the writing veers from emotional into overly sentimental. However, Castillo succeeds more often than she fails, and her book provides a compassionate look at those crossing points in our shared lives."
A memoir of a writer—single, bisexual, mother, feminist—and her thoughts on social injustices, culture, and families. Read full book review >

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THE LAST WAR by Ana Menéndez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2009

"A quietly piercing cultural and philosophical think-piece, comparable in its low-key, allusive moodiness to a European art-house movie."
Suspicions regarding her absent husband lead a news photographer into meditation on self-knowledge and conflict in Menéndez's latest (Loving Che, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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IN CUBA I WAS A GERMAN SHEPHERD by Ana Menéndez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"A pointed rendering of the human need to idealize what was in order to live with what is."
A debut collection from Miami Herald reporter Menéndez: interconnected stories about Cuban exiles' feelings of displacement in Miami. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 1992

"Stiff goods that didn't export well."
Bahia, Brazil's colonial capital until the mid-1700s, is the setting for Brazilian first-novelist Miranda's historical tome- -which spins itself around the central action of a murderous power play by one political faction against a more enlightened one. Read full book review >

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ADIOS, HAPPY HOMELAND! by Ana Menéndez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Part love song to Cuban literature and lore, part Borgesian encyclopedia of the subspecies of flight, part questioning of the very conditions of fiction-making—and all charming."
A deft, playful collection of linked stories about migration, flight, (mis)translation, the joys and disfigurements of myth—that is, about Cuba. Read full book review >

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I ASK THE IMPOSSIBLE by Ana Castillo
Released: March 27, 2001

"Energetic, down-to-earth."
"I ask the impossible: love me forever," Castillo's second collection begins. 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 >