Search Results: "Fernando Azevedo"


BOOK REVIEW

BABY HIGH, BABY LOW by Stella Blackstone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1998

"Energetic and sure to inspire chanting along. (Picture book. 1-3)"
As the title suggests, a threesome of active babies comparable to those in the team's earlier work, Baby Rock, Baby Roll (1997, not reviewed) star in this beginning book of opposites, in which the text fairly sings: "Big, baby, big/Small, baby, small/Short, baby, short/Tall, baby, tall." Read full book review >

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Children of Gallor by Fernando Bravo
Released: April 8, 2014

After their parents are abducted by an alien spacecraft, three siblings fight to become reunited with them in this YA science-fiction novel. Read full book review >

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ALLENDE by Fernando Alegría
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1993

"Not so."
A revised version (and first US appearance) of a work originally published in Spanish in 1989. Read full book review >

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My Third Parents by Fernando Kuehnel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 3, 2013

"A brutal, frightening, but ultimately hopeful story of adoption."
Kuehnel's debut memoir tells of a young boy changing countries, changing families, and enduring nearly as much hardship as a life can hold. Read full book review >

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Released: May 13, 2009

"A sincere testimony of one woman's beliefs about good and evil told in black-and-white terms."
A Christian's take on dependence on God. Read full book review >

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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO DULCE VEIGA? by Caio Fernando Abreu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"An insidiously rich and disturbing fiction, the work of a remarkable writer who died much too soon."
The late (1948-96) Brazilian author, whose feisty prose is reminiscent of both Reinaldo Arenas and Manuel Puig (especially the latter's Betrayed by Rita Hayworth), offers in this haunting 1990 novel a fractious meditation on celebrity, human frailty, and the inexorability of time passing. Read full book review >

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All Paws To Chile by Monica Lizama
Released: Dec. 30, 2013

"A dog-friendly adventure packed with Chilean spice."
Lizama (Blotch, 2011) details the adventures of an energetic Australian dog en route to Antarctica in an illustrated chapter book. Read full book review >

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SAMBA DREAMERS by Kathleen de Azevedo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2006

"A confused effort that falls short."
Overwrought first novel set in the mid-1970s about a Brazilian immigrant tortured by his past. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 1994

"A commendable effort, but lacking in perspective, offering more insider tidbits and accolades than analysis. (50 b&w photographs, not seen)"
A respectful tribute to the controversial and important musical form hip-hop from Fernando, a writer for The Source magazine. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF DISQUIET by Fernando Pessoa
Released: June 17, 1991

"Profound and moving: a work of immense, quiet power."
The private meditations of one of modern Portugal's most celebrated poets and critics, set down pseudonymously in the form of a journal spanning some 20 years. Read full book review >