Search Results: "Jorge Posada"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 31, 2010

"A syrupy yet heartwarming tale of roiling emotions and the power of love."
A stirring account of New York Yankees star Posada's family's struggle with their child's difficult condition, craniosynostosis. Read full book review >

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PLAY BALL! by Jorge Posada
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Young fans of baseball, especially of Posada and the New York Yankees, will gain insight into the making of a major leaguer, and maybe some inspiration as well. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Growing up in Puerto Rico, Jorge lives and breathes baseball. Read full book review >

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GUESS WHAT IS GROWING INSIDE THIS EGG by Mia Posada
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"This is wonderful for sharing on its own, but will be especially embraced by elementary educators. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-8)"
Posada again succeeds in bringing science to kids in this amazing treasure trove of information and beautiful collage art that's wrapped up in a guessing game. Read full book review >

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WHO WAS HERE? by Mia Posada
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Naturalists will be enthralled. (websites, further reading, answer key) (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
Even the very young can identify animal tracks when it's made this much fun. Read full book review >

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DANDELIONS by Mia Posada
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2000

"A good-natured read-aloud. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
An ode to the dandelion, the familiar yellow weed that invades lawns and meadows, to the despair of gardeners. Read full book review >

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WHAT TO DO by Pablo Katchadjian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"An aesthetically pleasing but perplexing experiment that may prove too improvisational for many readers."
A writer and his friend talk about all manner of things while the world dissolves around them like a Salvador Dali painting. Read full book review >

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THE LONG, LONG JOURNEY by Sandra Markle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Readers of Markle's Snow School (2013) and Waiting for Ice (2012), both illustrated by Alan Marks, will welcome this additional account of a baby animal's growth to independence. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
In four short months, a bar-tailed godwit chick becomes an adult that makes an incredible journey. 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 >

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LITERATURE OR LIFE by Jorge Semprun
Released: March 1, 1997

"A masterly work, and the obvious capstone of Semprun's distinguished career."
A moving account of life in Buchenwald and a subsequent lifetime spent trying to write about it, by the Spanish novelist and screenwriter best known for his classic filmscripts (Z, La Guerre Est Finie) and a previous nonfiction account of his ordeal (The Long Voyage, 1964). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"It's very slight, and not very involving."
This prizewinning 1994 novel recounts the (mainly amorous) exploits of Ulysses, the son of a Greek bar owner in Buenos Aires, who impregnates his girlfriend, flees from marriage, and undertakes an odyssey among the wealthy Americans whose yacht fortuitously rescues him—until the aggrieved women in his life arrange this unheroic adventurer's comeuppance. Read full book review >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"An age-appropriate story that may spark discussion. (Picture book. 3-5)"
"Who do I look like?" Read full book review >