Search Results: "Fernando Olivera"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 1991

"An excellent addition to any folklore collection; one of the handsomest yet of this publisher's fine multicultural books. (Folklore/Picture book. 6+)"
A powerful story from the Zapotec Indians of Oaxaco, Mexico, about a stranger whose unusual bond with nature stirs the suspicions of the village where she suddenly appears. 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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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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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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ABCS ON WHEELS by Ramon Olivera
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"Start your engines! (Picture book. 4-7)"
Moving vehicles are not a new theme for alphabet books, but only a few tackle a variety of machines rather than focusing on just one type; this is one of those exceptions. Read full book review >

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ABCS ON WINGS by Ramon Olivera
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"This title lines up between a realistic approach and a comic one, soaring along nicely. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fasten your seat belts: here's another alphabet book featuring airplanes. Does this one take flight over the others? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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THE GREAT SNAKE by Sean Taylor
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Vilela's textured artwork, which evokes the setting beautifully, and the singular focal point make this an atypical collection of special interest to storytellers and folklorists. (glossary, origins of stories, author's note for rainforest support) (Folklore. 8 & up)"
This unusual presentation of folktales, both in format and focus, has a "great" title and is dramatically illustrated with handsome woodcuts and rubber-stamping. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A nice introduction to the joys of cooking, as well as a strong bilingual addition to any collection. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A lyrical recipe presented in the form of a free-verse poem, this bilingual (Spanish/English) selection combines the fun of cooking with the tenderness of a mother-son relationship. Read full book review >