Search Results: "Christina Maya Gonzalez"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

Trying to find color and beauty in her childhood world of the California Mojave Desert, Maya (the author/illustrator as a young girl) uses her artistic propensities to seek out objects that stand out from their dusty surroundings. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Inspiring and peacefully thought-provoking. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In sweeping lyrical prose—in both English and Spanish—a little girl describes her special relationship with the river she loves, which loves her in return. Read full book review >

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CALL ME TREE / LLÁMAME  ÁRBOL by Maya Christina Gonzalez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"An exquisitely crafted call to honor ourselves, one another and the natural world. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The author of I Know the River Loves Me / Yo sé que el río me ama (2009) offers a bilingual picture book that presents the triumphant journey from seed to tree, conveying a deep appreciation for nature.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIESTA FEMENINA by Mary-Joan Gerson
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A celebration not only of the strength and complexity of Mexican women, but of the richness, vibrancy, and miraculous qualities of Mexican culture. (Folklore. 8+)"
Drawing on rich strands of Mexican culture, these smoothly told folktales celebrate women, ranging from mythical goddesses to the historical Malintzen (a.k.a. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Stunning. (Picture book/poetry. 9-12)"
This eye-catching combination of brilliant illustrations and eloquently crafted bilingual poems celebrates the animal life and natural beauty of the rainforest. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Very nicely done. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In an autobiographical outing written in English and Spanish, Amada tells her diary all about her fear of moving from her home in Juárez, Mexico, to not only a new town, but also a new country. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Sweet, realistic, comforting. (author's note, illustrator's note) (Picture book. 6-9)"
After their grandfather's death, grandmother Nana comes from Mexico to California to live for a while, and her six grandchildren hope that their family's construction of a chicken coop for a swarm of new chicks will help her move beyond her loss. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Ideal for summer story hours or warm reminiscing all winter long. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
With the alternate title, Del Ombligo de la Luna y otros poemas de verano, this exuberant collection, in both English and Spanish, is illustrated in bold, brilliant swathes of color that recall Mexican folk art and textiles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1997

"An accessible, open-hearted collection."
An energetic cast of characters in 20 short, freely styled poems in both English and Spanish help readers "see everything for the first time." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAYA by Mahak Jain
Kirkus Star
by Mahak Jain, illustrated by Elly MacKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2016

"Jain and MacKay's story and art work seamlessly to convey an important and subtle story of love, loss, beauty, and joy. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A young girl and her mother soothe themselves to sleep during a power outage in modern urban India, despite how sorely they both miss Maya's dead Papa. Read full book review >