Search Results: "Antonio Mendez"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 2012

"A solid choice for fans of thrillers and international intrigue."
A real-life tale of intrigue and deception from a former CIA agent. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"A swift, engrossing summary of a life and a way of life. (8 pages photos, not seen) (Book-of-the-Month Club selection; author tour)"
The retired, highly decorated chief of disguise for the CIA highlights his adventurous 25-year career. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT ANTONIO by Elise Gravel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A tribute as heartfelt as it is joyous and a fitting way to remember this larger-than-life performer. (comics guide for parents and teachers) (Graphic biography. 5-8)"
An illustrated biography of a legendary strongman from Montreal. Read full book review >

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SPY DUST by Antonio J. Mendez
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 2002

"Solid storytelling brought to bear on engaging material: a real-life pleasure for fans of John le Carré and Tom Clancy."
Fascinating memoir from a husband-and-wife team of spooky gamesmanship in the Cold War's deadly back alleys. Read full book review >

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TONO ANTONIO by Ruth Sawyer
Released: Jan. 1, 1934

"There is a Christmas spirit pervading the story which will make it a good holiday book."
An enchanting story of Spain today, and particularly of the small boy who set out with the goats for the city, to make some money for his poverty striken family in the mountain village. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: April 1, 2001

"Gary L. Blackwood's Shakespeare's Scribe (2000) and Kate Gilman's Jason and the Bard (1993) vividly capture the brawl and excitement of theater, but in its own restrained, contemplative way, Hirsch's US debut may teach readers more about its soul. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Even readers with little interest in the theater will be drawn into this portrayal of the creative process. Read full book review >

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FINDING HOME by Maruchi Mendez
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2012

"A sad, cautionary tale peppered with enough back stories to keep human-interest readers engaged."
Mendez debuts with a poignant tribute to her son, a promising high school and college baseball star cut down by a heart defect. Read full book review >

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PREHISTORIC ANCESTORS OF MODERN ANIMALS by Matthew Rake
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Armchair thrills aplenty for Anthropocene readers. (index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Artful digital collage makes it easy to imagine memorable modern encounters with a hippo-eating snake and other extinct creatures. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU, SLEEPYHEAD by Claire Freedman
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"A visual lullaby of love and peace sadly hampered by the limping scansion. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The tender reassurance of a mother's affecting presence at bedtime is a universally appreciated theme (hence its ubiquity), here handsomely rendered by Mendez in fuzzy-edged full-page paintings of animal families, accompanied by a gentle, sometimes lyrical, sometimes imbalanced rhyme. Read full book review >

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MAMA, WHY? by Karma Wilson
ANIMALS
Released: March 22, 2011

"The overall effect is soothing, affectionate, precious and cozy—practically guaranteed to lull little ones to sleep. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A lullaby featuring a polar bear mother and cub joins the legions of other tales of young ones asking their mothers the familiar—why? Read full book review >