Search Results: "Fernando Vilela"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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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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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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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Released: May 12, 2009

"A useful primer for medical practitioners that dispels the mystery surrounding back pain."
Lower back pain is taken seriously as a disease symptom by this in-depth medical treatise. Read full book review >

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PALINURO OF MEXICO by Fernando del Paso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 15, 1996

"Demanding, mandarin, occasionally infuriating: the kind of book you're unlikely to finish the same year you begin it, but quite likely to keep dipping into, perhaps over a lifetime."
Palinuro Of Mexico ($14.95 paperback original; Jul. 15, 1996; 557 pp.; 1-56478-095-3): This intimidating Joycean novel, highly acclaimed when originally published (1977) in Spain, then later in its author's native Mexico and throughout Europe, is actually more commonplace-book than fiction: a rhapsodic celebration of the intricacy of the human body and its possibilities, sung (as it were) by del Paso's polymathic protagonist and narrator. 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 >