Search Results: "Antonio Ramírez"


BOOK REVIEW

NAPÍ FUNDA UN PUEBLO/NAPÍ MAKES A VILLAGE by Antonio Ramírez
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"A glossary translates Mazatec words into both Spanish and English. (Bilingual picture book. 6-8)"
As brilliant as backlit stained glass, Domi's big, naïve watercolors create a lush country setting for this child's account of her village's relocation. Read full book review >

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NAPÍ by Antonio Ramírez
by Antonio Ramírez, illustrated by Domi
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Children will come back to this less for the story or the glimpses of Mazatecan life than for the vivid visuals. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Outdoing even her work in Subcomandante Marcos's Story of Colors (2003) for symphonic plays of hue, Domi illustrates another fellow Zapatista's text with dazzling, stylized Oaxacan figures and scenes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

DIVINE PUNISHMENT by Sergio Ramírez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2015

"Still, though not as smoothly told as it might have been in the hands of a Vargas Llosa or García Márquez, a good yarn—and considering the lack of Central American literature available in English, it enriches a slender library."
A one-time vice president of Nicaragua explores dark corners of his nation's history in this blend of historical novel and noir procedural. Read full book review >

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QUINITO’S NEIGHBORHOOD/EL VECINDARIO DE QUINITO by Ina Cumpiano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Not an essential purchase, but this will prove useful even so in curricular settings, when teachers and librarians are presenting units on community helpers and extended families. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Not so much a story as a small boy's introduction of his family members and neighbors, recounted as he makes his way down the street to school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 31, 2005

"Longer than most picture books, and perhaps too indelicate for read-alouds with younger audiences, this is perfect for second through fifth graders and their sometimes-crude sense of humor. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In this amusing, and mildly scatological, pourquoi tale set during the "Spring of Creation," the animals discover a tiny hairless creature they have never seen before—the first human. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUINITO, DAY AND NIGHT / QUINITO, DÍA Y NOCHE by Ina Cumpiano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A glossary of bilingual terms summarizes all contrasting concepts. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Quinito—of Quinito's Neighborhood (2005)—returns with a plethora of opposites as he escorts readers through his family's bilingual activities with Mami, Papi, little sister Clara and brother Juan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOOD SUICIDES by Antonio Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 17, 2014

"Another strong effort by the Spanish novelist, who again sets us up for the next installment of the series with a tantalizing ending."
In frigid Barcelona, senior members of a cosmetics company are dying by what appears to be suicide, each having received an email warning accompanied by a disturbing photo of dead dogs hanging from a tree. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REQUIEM by Antonio Tabucchi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 27, 1994

"And yet the streamlike writing, spliced by endless commas, contains a charm that shines through the monochrome."
A short, food-filled fictional walk in and around the city of Lisbon by a distinguished Italian author and translator of Portuguese that culminates in a dream-time meeting with an unnamed writer who one assumes the poet Fernando Pessoa. Read full book review >