Search Results: "Emilio Salgari"


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THE BLACK CORSAIR by Emilio Salgari
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"A true page-turner and classic adventure story, Salgari's tale of exotica is a welcome diversion."
A high-seas tale of plucky buccaneers, savage Spanish colonialism and the most fearsome captain of the Caribbean, translated into English. Read full book review >

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BILLY BRAZIL by Emilio DeGrazia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Powerful and haunting—a work of great integrity."
An English professor's encounter with a schizophrenic student forces him to reconsider what it means to be human—in an absorbing first novel by the author of the story collection Enemy Country (1984). Read full book review >

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PAPER BIRD by Arcadio Lobato
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 5, 1994

"An upbeat, charming fable from Lobato (Just One Wish, not reviewed, etc.), pervaded by an infectious sense of joy. (Fiction/Picture book. 5-8)"
Whimsical, cartoonish color illustrations set the scene in a Renaissance-like European town, full of stone towers and red- roofed quadrangles. Read full book review >

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GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER by Emilio Bernal Labrada
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2012

"An uneven attempt to retell recent American history that offers nothing new."
A historical novel of political intrigue, murder, sex, betrayal and American assassinations of the 1960s. Read full book review >

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COLUMBUS by Paolo Emilio Taviani
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"A solid, well-written (and well-translated) account in which the man steps free of the research, complete with aspirations and appetites. (Ten full-color maps—not seen.)"
Vital and knowledgeable biography of the noted son of a Genoese weaver, distilled from a four-volume work (Cristoforo Colombo) by Taviani, president of the Italian Senate. Read full book review >

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CARLOTA WOULDN'T SAY BOO by José Carlos Andrés
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2016

"A tale gently told of finding our inner strengths. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Once upon a short time ago, there was a girl named Carlota who had a unique power: everyone understood her just from her gestures and glances. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"There's real interest, though, in the possibility that Rochester could serve as a paradigm for the restructuring to which IBM publicly committed itself last November. (Two dozen line- cuts.)"
An insiders' exuberant, albeit candid, account of how a backwater outpost in IBM's empire managed to overcome its shortcomings and produce a new family of computers that not only proved a bestseller but also earned its creators a prestigious Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. Read full book review >

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NIGHT SOUNDS by Javier Sobrino
by Javier Sobrino, illustrated by Emilio Urberuaga, translated by Elisa Amado
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"Bedtime desires are gently portrayed and gathered up until it is indeed sleepy-time in this cuddlesome import. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The animals of the rain forest settle down for sleep, but they are disturbed by the sounds of the night in this cumulative story. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE ROCK AND ROLLERS by TouchyBooks S.L.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2011

"A weak and uninspired story with lackluster interactivity and animation. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
Two kids and a monkey chronicle their rise to rock-stardom. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Manolito. (Fiction. 9-12)"
"I'm back. It's me again, Manolito, the same guy from the first book called Manolito Four-Eyes [2008]," begins the Spanish ten-year-old with a penchant for trouble. Read full book review >