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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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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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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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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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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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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BORN IN RIO by Cássia  Martins
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A colorful story of personal growth that ripens in Rio."
In her debut, Martins offers the warm story of a woman's return to the homeland she left as a child. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 1998

"Devotees, of course, will want the book as a matter of course."
A festschrift in honor of the New York City Ballet on its 50th birthday, incorporating reminiscences and testimonial essays with photographs of George Balanchine and his dancers and reproductions of set designs, programs, and other such memorabilia. Read full book review >

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URBAN ANIMALS by Isabel Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

Photographer Hill takes readers on an engaging tour of New York City's architectural animals, from a handsome snake twining around some brickwork on the side of a building to an alligator beginning a climb up a small skyscraper. Read full book review >

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WINTER JOURNEY by Isabel Colegate
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Colegate's first to be published here in almost a decade (The Summer of the Royal Visit, 1992, etc.): sharp-eyed yet warm-hearted, unfailingly witty, impeccably written."
A small, quite wonderful story about manners and morals and the different kinds of love: Colgate's best since The Shooting Party (1981). Read full book review >