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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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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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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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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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 >

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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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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 >