Search Results: "Fernando Vilela"


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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 >

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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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GOAL! by Sean Taylor
by Sean Taylor, photographed by Caio Vilela
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"A solid introduction to soccer, carrying with it the sport's openness to any and all. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Writer Taylor and photographer Vilela give a brisk nod to the international spirit and enjoyment of soccer. 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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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 >

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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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Sugar and Dirt by Fernando Prol
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"An economically written novel that packs a punch about a young immigrant soldiering on through life's hardships."
A Cuban youth flees to the U.S. with his family after Fidel Castro's revolution and builds a hard shell of stoic strength as he grows up. Read full book review >

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HOMESICK by Roshi Fernando
Released: July 17, 2012

"Fernando writes expressively and finds an appropriate emotional correlative to convey a variety of tones, from nostalgic to tragic."
A series of loosely concatenated stories focusing on the lives of first and second generation Sri Lankan immigrants in England. Read full book review >

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AMADOR by Fernando Savater
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 1994

"De Magistro,'' of whose style Savater's will remind the reader."
A sometimes touching but ultimately banal discourse by a father to his son, offering advice on how to get along in life. Read full book review >