Search Results: "Jorge Luján"


BOOK REVIEW

STEPHEN AND THE BEETLE by Jorge Luján
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A memorable lesson in mindfulness. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A small boy's response to a beetle in the garden triggers profound moral questions in this arresting visual tour de force. Read full book review >

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DOGGY SLIPPERS by Jorge Luján
by Jorge Luján, illustrated by Isol, translated by Elisa Amado
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Poetic pet snapshots packaged with panache and translated with aplomb. (Picture book/poetry. 2-5)"
Using suggestions from kids in Mexico and Argentina, Luján crafts this refreshing collection of 12 free-verse poems about children's pets. Read full book review >

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NUMERALIA by Jorge Luján
by Jorge Luján, illustrated by Isol, translated by Susan Ouriou
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"A whimsical invitation for children to become likewise 'lost in daydreams.' (Picture book. 6-9)"
An imagination stretcher disguised as a 1-10 counting book. Read full book review >

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CON EL SOL EN LOS OJOS / WITH THE SUN IN MY EYES  by Jorge Luján
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Not exactly a heaping helping of words and art, but handsomely designed and rich in the sort of observations that will attract readers for whom silence is 'louder than noise.' (Poetry. 9-12)"
Broadly daubed, semiabstract views of children and animals illustrate 10 short, reflective lyrics by an Argentinean poet. Read full book review >

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ROOSTER/GALLO by Jorge Luján
by Jorge Luján, illustrated by Manuel Monroy, translated by Elisa Amado
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"The sharp, evocative language should stir children's imaginations as well as pleasing the adults who may be reading to them and who will almost certainly feel that Luján's poem for children is more delightful than many so-called 'adult' poems. (Picture book/poetry. 2-4)"
Luján's nine-line poem, ably rendered into English by Amado, is a hymn to the coming and going of the day. Read full book review >

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MOVÍ LA MANO / I MOVED MY HAND by Jorge Luján
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Adults wishing to engage children in experiments with poetry and movement may find this flight of fancy to be an acceptable jumping-off point for further exploration. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tutu-clad child encounters existentialism through movement in this 47-word poem by award-winning Argentine poet Luján (Stephen and the Beetle, 2012, etc.).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JORGE LUIS BORGES by Adrian Lennon
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 13, 1991

"Frequent b&w photos; chronology; bibliography; index. (Biography. 14+)"
A biography of the prize-winning Argentinian short-story writer and poet (1899-1986). Read full book review >

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TRUNK TO TRUNKLET by Jorge Luján
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Striking, retro-looking artwork cannot save the stumbling verses. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This Mexican import explores the many ways animal moms take care of their babies. Read full book review >

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SKY BLUE ACCIDENT/ACCIDENTE CELESTE by Jorge Luján
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"While not essential, this is a vibrantly presented and provocative exploration of the imagination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In Luján's free verse poem, a boy on his way to school collides with the sky and breaks it. Read full book review >

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COLORS! ¡COLORES! by Jorge Luján
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"A lovely book to share, reflect upon and linger over. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Flowing watercolors and charming rhymes in English and Spanish combine to convey the colors of the natural world with simple yet sophisticated grace. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN HARVEST by Jorge Amado
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Still, Amado provides us with the fullness of Brazilian reality and modern history that no other writer we read in translation does."
Here, in the first English translation of a novel written some 40 years ago, Amado (Pen, Sword, Camisole, 1985, etc.) strikes off with his trademark exuberance—this time to tell the cautionary tale of how brokered cacao devastates the economy, ecology, and societal structure of the Brazilian provincial port of Ilheus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Full of hard facts, good science and excellent illustrations, this is the bomb-and just the thing for crafting the stuff of righteous bombers. For medical purposes only, of course."
A sticky, satisfying vade mecum, and a horticulturally sound guide to producing tasty bud-for medical purposes only, of course. Read full book review >