Search Results: "Felipe Galindo"


BOOK REVIEW

MY TEACHER CAN TEACH...ANYONE! by W. Nikola-Lisa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"An inspiring introduction to the new school year. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little boy pays homage to his remarkably talented and creative teacher who confidently and competently teaches skills, concepts, ideas, behavior, and more. Read full book review >

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MY NEW MOM & ME by Renata Galindo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2016

"A welcome addition. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Galindo's American picture-book debut makes strides toward filling gaps in adoption narratives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHERRY THIEF by Renata Galindo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A sweet diversion. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A master pâtissier is flummoxed when his signature cherries go missing from his pastries.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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Fern†ndez-Armesto's profound analysis of a crisis that pervades both the academy and the larger world points a way beyond the timid equivocations of our time."
From Fern†ndez-Armesto (Modern History/Oxford Univ.; Reformations, 1997, etc.), a thoughtful and incisive meditation on the historical development of the concept of truth, and on its uncertain future. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"More likely to make readers petition for a continental name change than sing Vespucci's praises."
Far from being the innovative navigational genius of legend, Vespucci emerges here as salesman extraordinaire. Read full book review >

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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 >

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PORTRAITS OF HISPANIC AMERICAN HEROES by Juan Felipe Herrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2014

"A worthy introduction to some of the Hispanic-Americans who have left their marks on the country and culture through their commitment and dedication. (Biography. 8-12)"
Short and engaging biographies of 20 inspirational Hispanic-Americans from fields as varied as sports, arts, sciences, politics, and teaching. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAUGHING OUT LOUD, I FLY by Juan Felipe Herrera
NONFICTION
Released: May 31, 1998

"This is poetry to read aloud, to read quickly, to understand more with the heart than with the head. (Poetry. 12-14)"
Citing Picasso's Hunk of Skin as his inspiration, Herrera (Calling the Doves/El Canto de las Palomas, 1995) offers 22 poems in facing English and Spanish versions, printed over Barbour's pale, floating figures of images from Mexican folk art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IT’S BEDTIME, CUCUY/¡A LA CAMA, CUCUY! by Claudia Galindo
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 31, 2008

"When bedtime becomes a hideous affair, the outrageously grotesque behavior of one may spark a bit of realistic appreciation for many. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Another bedtime battle is won in this bilingual text featuring the Latin-American bogeyman and his mother, both rendered here as decidedly cute and unfrightening elfin creatures with blue skin and spiky blue hair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ICEBREAKER by Rudy Galindo
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1997

"His story is more edifying than Ekaterina Gordeeva's—but can he join her on the bestseller list?"
Tonya Harding is not the only figure skater born on the worng side of the tracks—and others, like Rudy Galindo, have achieved respect along with their success. Read full book review >