Search Results: "Jairo Buitrago"


BOOK REVIEW

WALK WITH ME by Jairo Buitrago
Kirkus Star
by Jairo Buitrago, illustrated by Rafael Yockteng, translated by Elisa Amado
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"Emotionally resonant in the loveliest of ways. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A lion accompanies a child on a walk home during a day in the city in this wistful tale of parental absence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO WHITE RABBITS by Jairo Buitrago
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"In leaving readers with much to wonder about, the book packs the most powerful of punches. (Picture book. 4-10)"
"When we travel, I count what we see," this little girl tells readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIMMY THE GREATEST! by Jairo Buitrago
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"Eye-opening inspiration in this unassuming import from Colombia. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a thought-provoking twist on the usual immigrant story, a village lad elects to stay put. Read full book review >

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MORE THAN ONE KIND OF MIRROR
by Julie Danielson

It’s rare to see picture books that address squalor or anything just short of it. One could argue that children from families with significant economic disadvantages would prefer to read books of escapism. Yet at the same time, as has been addressed and discussed so often in the field of children’s literature, particularly in the past several years, those same ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SEÑORA HONEYCOMB by Fanny Buitrago
Released: Feb. 28, 1996

"Vivaciously translated, Buitrago's novel occasionally veers into bad taste, but this sassy, lighthearted romp is well worth reading: a celebration of love and lust, innocence and sensuality, from a colorful, powerfully female perspective."
Colombian author Buitrago's second novel—her first to be published in translation—is a bawdy, hilarious soap opera of unrequited love and the magical power of sexuality. Read full book review >