Search Results: "Fabricio Vanden Broeck"


BOOK REVIEW

UNDER THE BREADFRUIT TREE by Monica Gunning
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Readers will learn more about Jamaica from these sensitive poems than many visitors to the island ever do. (Poetry. 7-10)"
A moving collage of poems and illustrations recreates the daily life of a girl growing up in Jamaica, introducing friends and relatives in her life, and reflecting her observations. Read full book review >

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THE MOUSE BRIDE by Judith Dupré
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A particularly felicitous presentation of a satisfying tale. (Folklore/Picture book. 4-9)"
There have been several editions of this tale of proud parents who, wanting the mightiest husband for their perfect daughter, go to moon, sun, cloud, wind, and a wall—each in some way stronger than the one before—before settling on another mouse: when he burrows, even the massive wall crumbles. Read full book review >

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THE WITCH'S FACE by Eric A. Kimmel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"A spellbinding readaloud for older children. (Folklore/Picture book. 7-11)"
To his ever-lengthening series of retellings of great world folktales Kimmel adds the dark, intensely dramatic story of Don Aurelio, who falls in love with the beautiful young witch Emilia. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2002

"A valuable collection that raises as many questions as it answers—and how many newsmagazines actually make you think?"
A groaning board of (mostly) gainful opinions, insights, and notions sparked and fostered by the 9/11 attacks, from writers for The Nation, the leftist newsmagazine. Read full book review >

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THE FUTURE OF FREEDOM IN RUSSIA by William J. vanden Heuvel
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A well-executed anthology on a difficult subject, with a strong variety of insider perspectives on the Russian chimera."
A variegated, intense compendium of contemporary thought on the Russian future, providing a plenitude of useful and thought-provoking viewpoints. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A welcome contrast to the frequently overheated political dialogue of the moment."
A collection of columns written by Nation publisher and editor vanden Heuvel (Meltdown: How Greed and Corruption Shattered Our Financial System and How We Can Recover, 2009, etc.) covering the run-up to the last presidential election and events since. Read full book review >

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WHAT DOG KNOWS by Sylvia Vanden Heede
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A refreshingly unconventional mix of science and storytelling, of physical work and brain work. (Informational fiction. 7-10)"
In a companion to Wolf and Dog (2013), further quirky interchanges between two animal friends spark brief excursions into diverse topics from bones and dinosaurs to space travel and buried treasure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIMELINE by Peter Goes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A handsome overview, parochial for all its chronological scope. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Carried along on a broad ribbon of time that winds across oversized spreads, thousands of small images re-enact the human story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDER THE MAMBO MOON by Julia Durango
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Despite a few good poems and the much-needed subject matter, the end result lacks cohesion. (author's note, glossary) (Poetry. 8-12)"
Durango's ambitious, inventive poetry collection on Latino music and dance covers an enticing subject but ultimately tries to do too much. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHISKERS, TAILS & WINGS by Judy Goldman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"One of the most satisfying folklore collections in recent memory. (Folk tales. 7-11)"
Five animated, traditional tales are enhanced by ethnographic information about the indigenous peoples who still tell these stories. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIRSTY, THIRSTY ELEPHANTS by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A fresh, winning blend of natural science, simple storyline, tenderness, and perseverance. (Informational picture book. 3-7)"
As drought dries up the usual sources of water for elephants in Tanzania, Little Calf's grandmother relies on her memory to lead the elephants to a new source. Read full book review >

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WOLF AND DOG by Sylvia Vanden Heede
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A quirky little tale with appeal to newly minted independent readers with sophisticated senses of humor. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Translated from Dutch, this brief import describes the sometimes-humorous interactions between Dog and his toothy cousin, Wolf. Read full book review >