Search Results: "Carmen Agra Deedy"


BOOK REVIEW

MARTINA THE BEAUTIFUL COCKROACH by Carmen Agra Deedy
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Fun to compare with other versions, this telling has magic all its own. (Folklore. 6-10)"
Available in both English and Spanish (ISBN: 978-1-56145-425-9) editions, this new version of a story told in Cuba, Puerto Rico and other Latin-American countries is lively and funny, without the sad ending found in some tellings. Read full book review >

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THE LAST DANCE by Carmen Agra Deedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Children may have difficulty with the calligraphic typeface, making this a book more appropriate for sharing than solos. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A complex, pretty story—about dancing and death—whose text and illustrations are stitched together from different fragments; poetic snatches of narrative are woven together like a series of dreams. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LIBRARY DRAGON by Carmen Agra Deedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Entertaining nevertheless, with snappy confections from newcomer White. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Miss Lotta Scales, the new librarian at Sunrise Elementary, is a real dragon, literally and figuratively. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 1991

"Offbeat, provocative, well crafted. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Old Agatha, proprietor of a lovely little shop that sells her spinning and weaving, harbors an affectionate brood of cats and enjoys offering children explanations about where things come from, describing the likes of silkworms and cotton bolls. Read full book review >

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THE ROOSTER WHO WOULD NOT BE QUIET! by Carmen Agra Deedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"This subtle, modern multicultural tale is a must-have: 'Kee-kee-ree-KEE!' Indeed! (Picture book. 4-9)"
The streets of the village of La Paz ring with song, both the musical kind and the symphony of life. Read full book review >

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RETURN OF THE LIBRARY DRAGON by Carmen Agra Deedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Pro-book and -library quotes on the endpapers and multiple punny book titles in the illustrations add an extra touch of fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What could cause the Library Dragon to return (The Library Dragon, 1994)? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Readers with great expectations will find them fully satisfied by this tongue-in-cheek romp through a historic public House that is the very opposite of Bleak. (Animal fantasy. 10-12)"
"He was the best of toms. He was the worst of toms." And for all his harsh early life and unnatural dietary preferences, ragged London alley cat Skilley gets to look at a queen, too. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARMEN by Walter Dean Myers
FICTION
Released: April 26, 2011

"A perfect match with Jen Bryant's The Fortune of Carmen Navarro (2010), a prose refresh of the same classic tale, and a great choice for high-school theater productions. (Drama. 13 & up)"
As he did with Swan Lake in Amiri & Odette (2009), Myers takes a classic story and gives it a new twist and fresh voice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

14 COWS FOR AMERICA by Carmen Agra Deedy
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"A stirring, heartwarming tale that made headlines when it happened—and is now, thankfully, preserved on the page for children. (afterword) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah is about to return home, to a small village in Kenya. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCHOOLING CARMEN by Kathleen Cross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Energetic story that makes a lot of obvious points, from the author of Skin Deep (not reviewed)."
Can I get some damn mercy down here?Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARMEN LEARNS ENGLISH by Judy Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Muy bueno. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
An inventive teacher and a generous helping of internal strength takes Spanish-speaking Carmen over the language barrier when she starts school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FOOLISH MEN OF AGRA by Rina Singh
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"An informative introduction places all of the tales into historical perspective, and a helpful glossary concludes the collection, making it all the more accessible. (Folklore. 6-10)"
Singh retells ten enchanting tales of ancient India and in doing so, presents a culture widely overlooked by many children in the US. Read full book review >