Search Results: "Christine San José"


BOOK REVIEW

SIX SWANS by Christine San José
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Try the lovely version of Ken Setterington's The Wild Swans (2003) instead. (Picture book/folktale. 7-9)"
Both the Grimm brothers and Hans Christian Andersen tell the ancient tale of the sister who rescued her brothers, turned into swans by a wicked stepmother. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"A versatile collection to encourage creativity and multiple learning strategies. (Poetry. 6-10)"
San José and Johnson (both formerly on the editorial staff of Highlights for Children) have organized an anthology of traditional rhymes, lesser-known verses and nicely crafted child-authored poems. Read full book review >

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THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES by Hans Christian Andersen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Fittingly, because this is a story about clothes, Archipowa has expended much energy on the finery worn by the characters in the story. (Picture book/folklore. 4-9)"
The Emperor's New Clothes (28 pp.; $15.95; Feb.; 1-56397-699-4): This is not so much a new edition of Andersen's classic as it is an opportunity for Archipowa to demonstrate her skill with watercolors. Read full book review >

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PABLO & JANE AND THE HOT AIR CONTRAPTION by José Domingo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Original art and visually engrossing worlds will have readers visiting this book over and over again.(Graphic adventure. 5-7)"
A duo's blasé afternoon deviates into an unexpected journey crossing dimension and time. Read full book review >

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MR. ROBOT by San San
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 20, 2012

"Not particularly therapeutic, but the art and the plot are engaging—as is the translation, which is so consistently amusing that the awkwardness may well be intentional. (iPad storybook app. 10-14)"
A strange but beguiling mix of surreal storytelling and lighthearted psychological advice. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Educational but relentlessly depressing."
Now an expatriate, the author chronicles her fight for personal and political independence in a repressive nation almost completely sealed off from the rest of the world. Read full book review >

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AS TIME WENT BY by José Sanabria
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2016

"A lovely, rich book to spend time with. (Picture book. 4-8)"
South American artist Sanabria offers a picture book about a ship and so much more. Read full book review >

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The Memoirs of Irene Adler by San Cassimally
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 26, 2014

"Arthur Conan Doyle's world gets progressively twisted in a slightly tangled story."
Edinburgh-based Cassimally (The Case Book of Irene Adler, 2013) brings back the unconventional female who famously impressed Sherlock Holmes for the second installment of a series. Read full book review >

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HAVANA WORLD SERIES by José Latour
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Latour (Outcast, 1999, etc.) writes beautifully in prose that's lean and lucid and never overwhelmed by noir 'style.' An additional bonus is his perceptive depiction of late-'50s Cuba."
The anatomy of an intricate casino heist and its aftermath. Read full book review >

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THE STONE RAFT by José Saramago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1995

"A fabulous fable."
From noted Portuguese writer Saramago (The Gospel According to Jesus Christ, 1993, etc.), a playful "what-if" tale — what if the earth were to crack and the Iberian Peninsula started sailing across the Atlantic? — that also slyly satirizes current European and international politics. Read full book review >

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THE GARDEN NEXT DOOR by José Donoso
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Altogether, though, the book has a thin, whiny tone and a clumsy way with dramatization that leaves things flat and unappealing."
Donoso (Curfew, 1988; A House in the Country, 1984; etc.) here portrays a desperate, bitter world of Latin American intellectuals in exile (self-imposed or otherwise) in Spain. Read full book review >

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THE WEIGHT OF SHADOWS by José Orduña
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 2016

"Sharp-eyed and unsparing."
A writer and immigrant rights activist's account of his long path to citizenship and critique of United States immigration policies, especially regarding undocumented workers. Read full book review >