Search Results: "John Parra"


BOOK REVIEW

FRIDA KAHLO AND HER ANIMALITOS by Monica Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A supplemental rather than introductory book on the great artist. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Frida Kahlo's strong affection for and identification with animals form the lens through which readers view her life and work in this picture-book biography. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR THE BIBLIOBURRO by Monica Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2011

"The book is perfect for read-alouds, with occasional, often onomatopoeic Spanish words such as 'quiquiriquí,' 'tacatac' and 'iii-aah' adding to the fun. (author's note, glossary of Spanish terms) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Inspired by Colombian librarian Luis Soriano Bohórquez, Brown's latest tells of a little girl whose wish comes true when a librarian and two book-laden burros visit her remote village. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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ROUND IS A TORTILLA by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Nevertheless, this book will teach readers about more than basic shapes thanks to both its use of Spanish words and the inclusion of Hispanic cultural elements. (glossary) (Picture book. 2-5)"
This charming concept book will engage readers and help them recognize shapes in everyday objects. Read full book review >

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MARVELOUS CORNELIUS by Phil Bildner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A fine tribute to an unsung African-American hero. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An almost-true story of a man who loved his job and did it well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRACIAS/THANKS by Pat Mora
Kirkus Star
by Pat Mora, illustrated by John Parra, translated by Adriana Domínguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"For this graceful celebration, ¡gracias! (Picture book. 4-8)"
From "the sun that wakes me up so I don't sleep for years and years and grow a long, white beard" to the "old pajamas, so soft they feel like I'm putting on air" and "the cricket hiding when he serenades us to sleep," a little Latino boy says "¡gracias!" with sweetly ingenuous enthusiasm. Read full book review >

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JOHN BIRCH by Terry Lautz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2016

"A useful work that elucidates both the U.S. role in China and some elements of the contemporary conservative mindset."
A serious probe into the life of the Baptist missionary to China who posthumously (and thus unwittingly) served as the right wing's poster child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN MARSHALL by Harlow Giles Unger
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A vigorous account of an influential American life."
A cradle-to-grave biography of the U.S. Supreme Court's longest-serving chief justice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN HUSTON by Jeffrey Meyers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"The author is perhaps a bit overly enamored with his magnificent monster of a subject (and indulges a weakness for strained puns and clumsy humor), but this biography is a serious, intelligent, highly readable reckoning with Huston's outsize legacy."
A richly flavorful biography of John Huston, great director and bona fide man's man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN BROWN by John Hendrix
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Not a story for the younger set, but an important view of one of the most controversial men in American history. (author's note, sources, index) (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
John Brown, with a makeshift flag in one hand and a tiny African-American tot cradled in the other, stands heroically on the jacket of this handsome picture-book biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN LENNON by Philip Norman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Intelligent and sympathetic, but overlong and unfocused."
Comprehensive biography of the Beatles' most outspoken and controversial member, whose murder by a demented fan in 1980 only added to his legacy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A more traditional biography and a more selective use of excerpts from primary sources might have been more interesting and effective, though report writers may find this helpful. (time line, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9+)"
John Adams was short, overweight, pale and bald. Read full book review >