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 >

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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 >

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TIME AGES IN A HURRY by Antonio Tabucchi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2015

"A quibble: The title might have been more idiomatically rendered Time Gets Old in a Hurry, getting at the paradoxes and wordplay that Tabucchi loved. A pleasure all the same for fans of modern European literature."
A pensive, beautifully written meditation on personhood and nationhood in the new age of European unity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AT CHISTMASTIME by Valerie Worth
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"A treasure, twice over. (Poetry/Picture book. 3+)"
A cycle of 29 spare, exquisitely phrased poems, from ``Early December'' to ``Twelfth Night,'' concluded by ``Spring'' with its last remnant of ``a single/Crumpled strand/Of Christmas tinsel'' and its reminder that the cycle will be renewed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A CUBAN IN PARADISE by Antonio J. Guernica
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"An enjoyable novel of Cuban history, seen through the eyes of those who witnessed it."
Documentary film writer Guernica's first novel is a historical saga that depicts a 1950s Cuban family caught in the storm of Castro's revolution. Read full book review >

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ADAM'S RIB by Antonio Manzini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"It's hard to believe the ingenuity behind the central mystery, which seems routine until the denouement. But Schiavone (Black Run, 2015) continues to make a memorable companion in crime."
Still smarting from the assault on a rapist that got him banished from Rome to pokey Val d'Aosta, Deputy Police Chief Rocco Schiavone goes after whomever killed a local lady and tried to make her death look like suicide. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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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MY PET RATTLESNAKE by Joe Hayes
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 24, 2014

"A shaggy snake story certain to elicit hoots and hollers aplenty from young audiences. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The creators of The Gum Chewing Rattler (2006) concoct another outlandish episode with a twist in its tale. Read full book review >