Search Results: "Domi"


BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RACE OF TOAD AND DEER by Pat Mora
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Nevertheless, this is a lovely title that, with its emphasis on the importance of cleverness, friendship, and cooperation, will be interesting to compare with other versions of the tale. (Picture book/folktale. 3-7)"
The familiar story of the race between the hare and the tortoise appears here in a Guatemalan version that the author heard from a guide at the Mayan ruins of Tikal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAMALITOS by Jorge Argueta
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"Even for novice chefs (and readers) the 'Ummmm's are easily attainable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The latest of Argueta's free-verse recipes is a savory tribute to corn—as ancient a foodstuff as it is delicious. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HONEY JAR by Rigoberta Menchú
by Rigoberta Menchú, Dante Liano, illustrated by Domi, translated by David Unger
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"This collection by a Nobel Peace Prize winner is a first-purchase addition to any library that includes African legends and myths, Native-American how and why stories and the literary tales of Rudyard Kipling. (Folktales. 8-10)"
Grandmother Moon, Grandfather Sun, Mother Earth and Father Sun all have a part to play in this collection of a dozen Mayan myths that reveal the nature of events, animals and even humans that inhabit the earth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL FROM CHIMEL by Rigoberta Menchú
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Younger readers may find the tales, and some of the anecdotes, of interest, but adults will respond most strongly to these misty reminiscences—and to the poignant undertone added by Menchú's hints of ensuing troubled times. (Autobiography. 8-10)"
The Nobel Peace Prize-winner offers a set of disconnected episodes from an idyllic Guatemalan childhood, occasionally animated by poetic flights of language—"My grandfather walked and walked. Read full book review >