Search Results: "Isabel Minhós Martins"


BOOK REVIEW

MY NEIGHBOR IS A DOG by Isabel Minhós Martins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2013

"Stylish and understated, this argument for tolerance is a welcome one—just like that saxophone-playing dog. (Picture book. 5-9)"
When animals begin to move into the narrator's apartment building, she welcomes their differences, but her parents are uncomfortable. Read full book review >

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WHAT'S THAT NOISE? by Isabel Minhós Martins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"More engaging fun than many higher-tech devices. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Every page demands that readers physically interact with this book's images. Read full book review >

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WHERE DO WE GO WHEN WE DISAPPEAR? by Isabel Minhós Martins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Without a direct mention or visual reference to death, here is real comfort to readers who have suffered any sort of loss, profound or otherwise. (Picture book. 5 & up)"
A wise, disarmingly simple rumination on the idea that disappearance is really only change. Read full book review >

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WHEN I WAS BORN by Isabel Minhós Martins
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Translated from the Portuguese and first published in England, this account of a child's discovery of the world and its wonders unfolds self-consciously but winningly. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This cheerfully existential tome charms, from the stylized cherry tree on the endpapers to the very last page. Read full book review >

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DON'T CROSS THE LINE! by Isabel Minhós Martins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"The takeaway is an important one: peaceful questioning of authority can lead to quiet revolution. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An armed guard stands in the gutter of the book, refusing passage to the other side no matter how much the growing crowd pleads. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD IN A SECOND by Isabel Minhós Martins
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2015

"The book's extra-large trim is the perfect format for this mesmerizing vision of a thrillingly expansive world. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Even "while you turn the pages of this book, the world doesn't stop…." Read full book review >

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LITTLE LAMB, HAVE YOU ANY WOOL? by Isabel Minhós Martins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A charming study in cooperation (but how did this amazing boy learn how to knit so prodigiously?). (Picture book. 3-6)"
What begins as an adaptation of the "Baa Baa Black Sheep" nursery rhyme becomes an exercise in sharing when a small boy asks a lamb to give him enough wool to knit a warm winter wardrobe. Read full book review >

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ISABEL by E. L. Schoeman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 2013

"Though breathlessly chaste and sprinkled with clichés, this novel will satisfy the romantic who longs for a world of chivalry and sorcery."
A medieval romance with a supernatural slant. Read full book review >

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ISABEL by Harriet La Barre
Released: Feb. 27, 2012

"A fulfilling mystery with impressive plot intricacies."
In La Barre's (Stranger in Vienna, 1995) latest novel, a young girl becomes entwined in secrets that resurface upon a young woman's return to a small town. Read full book review >

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IMAGINING ISABEL by Omar S. Castañeda
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Told in a vivid, lyrical style, rich in details of Mayan culture and Guatamalan life and politics, a novel with characters who are not only well realized as individuals but also effectively embody the groups and viewpoints contending for their ravaged country. (Fiction. 12+)"
Caste§eda's fine first novel, Among the Volcanoes (1991), described Isabel's struggle to get medical help for her mother in the face of the Mayan traditions of her Guatamalan village and the opposition of her fiancÇ, Lucas. Read full book review >

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FOR ISABEL by Antonio Tabucchi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An unusually structured but engaging jaunt into the ineffable."
One man's search for a missing woman grows less factual and more metaphysical. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2004

"Appropriate for all elementary school collections, but especially in areas with Latino populations. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Meted colors and sharp black outlines characterize Molinari's full-page illustrations for this brief biography of the noted Chilean author. Read full book review >