Search Results: "Felipe Cano"


BOOK REVIEW

BONJOUR CAMILLE by Felipe Cano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Active and artistic young girls are not unknown in picture books, but Camille certainly makes herself heard among the others in the pantheon. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A free-spirited girl celebrates the morning in so many ways. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Nonetheless, a scholarly, entertaining, and astonishing look at the enormous distance humankind has traveled in a historical instant. (400 b&w photos and illustrations, not seen) (Book-of-the- Month Club alternate selection/History Book Club main selection)"
An erudite and breathtaking, if sometimes vexing, review of how our waning millennium might seem from the perspective of ``some galactic museum of the future.'' An American or European reader of the 1990s will be forgiven for thinking of this millennium as one of Western preeminence. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Moms searching for mind and body improvement will enjoy the colorful inspiration."
A disheveled Canadian mom befriends a sexy Colombian, and the end result is a lively account of self-discovery and life balance in Waring and Cano's memoir. Read full book review >

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MISS SCARLET'S SCHOOL OF PATTERNLESS SEWING by Kathy Cano-Murillo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2011

"Veers dangerously into Mary Engelbreit territory."
Would-be seamstresses achieve self-realization through free-form couture, in the second of Cano-Murillo's Crafty Chica series (Waking Up in the Land of Glitter, 2010). Read full book review >

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SHIFTING LOYALTIES by Daniel Cano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Well-meaning, but too much like an overlong political tract to gain power as fiction."
An earnest, plodding, and disjointed second novel from the author of Pepe R°os (1991, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 2004

"Villaseñor's attention to Mother Fox's delight in her children and her open awareness that she too is a carnivore make this not only a worthy addition to earlier coyote stories, but also a pointed reminder of the cycle of life in the wild. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Villaseñor, noted author of adult works Rain of Gold and Thirteen Senses turns his hand to folktales for children with this new title. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKATEFATE by Juan Felipe Herrera
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2011

"Only one thing is certain—readers expecting a skating account are in for a wipeout. (Poetry. 12 & up)"
Short diary entries and a series of confident, colorful poems introduce readers to Lucky, a wheelchair-bound former skater and drag racer who became paralyzed after a car accident. Read full book review >

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CINNAMON GIRL by Juan Felipe Herrera
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"The Puerto Rican flavor of this lyrical, authentic novella will appeal to urban Latinas especially, but anyone touched by the events of September 11 will relate to Yolanda's story. (Fiction. YA)"
Yolanda's grasp on reality crumbles along with the World Trade Center after her beloved Uncle DJ is injured on September 11. Read full book review >

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PUNIA AND THE KING OF SHARKS by Lee Wardlaw
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"A skillful creation of a fantasy world. (glossary) (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
This engrossing Hawaiian folktale combines lyrical language and a lush setting. Read full book review >

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MAMA'S BIRTHDAY SURPRISE by Elizabeth Spurr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"The revelation about the uncle comes in clumsy dialogue that instead of protracting the suspense, dilutes it. (b&w illustrations, not seen, glossary) (Fiction. 8-10)"
This entry in the Chapters series is an amiable story without much sticking power. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COLUMBUS by Felipe Fernández-Armesto
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Lots of trees, no forest."
Tart, well-researched, critical biography by Fernandez-Armesto (The Spanish Armada, 1988, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 13, 2006

"For anyone who dreams of adventure in far places: Despite the author's resistance to hero-worship and romanticism, this is a colorful compendium of history's risk-takers, with a welcome emphasis on non-European and non-English-speaking pathfinders."
A sober look at the great—and not so great—explorers of history. Read full book review >