Search Results: "Giovanni Mora"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2009

"Clearly a work of personal importance to the author, the collection is most likely to appeal to students and adults interested in American folklore. (preface, glossary) (Short stories. 8-12)"
New Mexico is the "Land of Enchantment," as even the state's license plates proclaim, and García wrote these tales to share the enchantment of stories he heard as a boy growing up in the Rio Puerco Valley in rural New Mexico. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2012

"Although a worthy addition due to the scarcity of such books, the sparse collection would have been strengthened by additional tales. (Folktales. 8-12)"
Cofer offers a slim bilingual collection of animal tales. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2009

"Mora's illustrations add a refreshing touch, effectively breaking up the text in this appealing introduction. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Mickey Rangel, a sweet, intuitive and smart fifth-grade student, faces the challenges of his first case as an amateur detective: the theft of an elegant pen, engraved with the White House logo and the President's signature, a gift to classmate Eddy from his senator father. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 4, 2017

"Science and anecdote intertwine in this close examination of the bonds that bind humans together."
How and why intimacy is important in life. Read full book review >

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LISTEN TO THE DESERT/OYE AL DESIERTO by Pat Mora
ANIMALS
Released: April 18, 1994

"An attractive book for introducing the desert- -and a second language—to young children. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A very simple text, with each line (``Listen to coyote call, ar-ar-aooo, ar-ar-aooo/El coyote canta, ah£££, ah£££, ah£££''; ``Listen to the wind spin, zoom, zoom, zoom...'') repeated twice in English plus twice in Spanish, becomes a rhythmic, lyrical bilingual chant suggesting the onomatopoeic powers of both tongues. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF by Rudyard Kipling
by Rudyard Kipling, illustrated by Giovanni Manna
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"The poem is widely available in collections, but this rendition—an ethereal alternative to the edition illustrated with photographs by Charles R. Smith, Jr. (2007)—makes a lovely keepsake. (introduction) (Picture book. 8-12)"
Though at times symbolic or only obliquely related to the adjacent lines, Manna's graceful images lend luminous visual notes to Kipling's stately prescription for maturity. Read full book review >

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GHOSTS BY DAYLIGHT by Janine di Giovanni
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 26, 2011

"A plainly told, occasionally exotic tale of love gone awry."
A war correspondent's struggle to leave the battles behind and embark on a life of motherhood. Read full book review >

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I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE by Pat Mora
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"While it is wonderful to see a book featuring Latina characters who are proud Americans, the promotion of idealized visions of life in the United States and the immigrant experience makes it a distinctly one-sided treatment. (author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
An intergenerational ode to a positive United States immigration experience. Read full book review >

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THE SONG OF FRANCIS AND THE ANIMALS by Pat Mora
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Though there is no author's note to explain the life of the saint in more detail, this treatment serves well as an introduction to the saint who lived in a down-to-earth fashion. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 4-9)"
Strikingly beautiful woodcuts and an oversized format create a first-rate visual accompaniment to this imaginative story about St. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THIS BIG SKY by Pat Mora
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"Tall Walking Woman,'' where Mora is all minute observation and Jenkins all atmosphere, but when their efforts fuse, they lyrically summon the special qualities of a singular landscape. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Mora (Tom†s and the Library Lady, 1997, etc.) celebrates the people, creatures, and landscapes of the American southwest through poetry of mixed quality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PABLO'S TREE by Pat Mora
by Pat Mora, illustrated by Cecily Lang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Meandering but moving story. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
It's Pablo's birthday, and he's ready for his birthday visit to his grandfather Lito's house, where Lito has decorated a special tree in Pablo's honor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

¡MARIMBA! by Pat Mora
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 13, 2006

"An inviting introduction to both Spanish and the animal kingdom. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Animals frolic through the whole alphabet in Spanish as well as English. Read full book review >