Search Results: "José Lozano"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE CHANCLAS by José Lozano
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2015

"Any child who's loved a favorite pair of shoes will identify with this vigorous Latina heroine. (Bilingual picture book. 4-8)"
A little girl loves her flip-flops to death—literally—setting up a new-shoe dilemma. Read full book review >

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ONCE AROUND THE BLOCK / UNA VUELTA A LA MANZANA by José Lozano
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Drawings of alphabet cubes serve as dividers between the texts. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With this amusing trip through the streets of a Mexican-American neighborhood, readers will discover the lives, adventures, secrets, hobbies and special skills of a most varied gallery of personages. Read full book review >

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HIDDEN IN HAVANA by José Latour
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 18, 2008

"Latour (Comrades in Miami, 2005, etc.) combines a unique understanding of contemporary Cuba with a lean, muscular style. The result is top-notch crime fiction."
A dogged detective investigates an unusual murder with concealed political links. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1990

"An accomplished debut."
The US debut of Portuguese writer Saragamo: a novel written in the best classical European tradition, rich in allusions, occasionally surreal, and concerned with the human condition. Read full book review >

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TARATUTA and STILL LIFE WITH PIPE by José Donoso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Juiceless exercises."
The work of Donoso—the driest, most finicky, and bookish of the Latin American Boom-generation writers—not only seems like a footnote to the lusher talents of Garc°a M†rquez and Vargas Llosa but often, as here, to be about footnotes itself. Read full book review >

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MISTER H by Daniel Nesquens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Mister H may be inscrutable, but once readers notice him, they will find him hard to forget. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
A hippopotamus escapes from a zoo in this fable from Spain. Read full book review >

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GOOD MORNING, SUPERMAN! by Michael Dahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"An excellent resource for parents attempting to wrangle their little superheroes' powers for good. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Superman greets a new day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUINITO, DAY AND NIGHT / QUINITO, DÍA Y NOCHE by Ina Cumpiano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"A glossary of bilingual terms summarizes all contrasting concepts. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Quinito—of Quinito's Neighborhood (2005)—returns with a plethora of opposites as he escorts readers through his family's bilingual activities with Mami, Papi, little sister Clara and brother Juan. Read full book review >

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SHADOWSHAPER by Daniel José Older
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 30, 2015

"Warm, strong, vernacular, dynamic—a must. (Urban fantasy. 14-18)"
When walking corpses—and worse—show up in the city, a teen discovers family secrets and ancestral powers. Read full book review >

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MANUAL OF PAINTING AND CALLIGRAPHY by José Saramago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2012

"Saramago writes beautifully, and his style is ruminative—not for every taste, but definitely for those who appreciate finely wrought, meditative prose."
Nobel Prize-winning author Saramago explores art and the meaning of life in a posthumous release of his first novel. Read full book review >

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HUMAN BODY by Heather Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2017

"A basic study of the human body for an uncertain audience. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
A lift-the-flap book explores the human body. Read full book review >

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LIFE ON EARTH: DINOSAURS by Heather Alexander
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"A little technical for very first encounters, but both the content and the interactive presentation will absorb younger fans of dinosaurs or natural science in general. (Informational novelty. 4-7)"
Cartoon portraits of ancient creatures and the modern scientists who study them illustrate a lift-the-flap dino Q-and-A. Read full book review >