Search Results: "Juan Farias"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STOLEN STARS by Juan  Farias
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"A little sketchy of storyline, but well-endowed with digital widgetry and bursts (as it were) of alimentary humor. (iPad storybook app. 6-8)"
A "choose your own"-style quest tale, with selectable options aplenty for protagonist and magical gear as well as plot. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT EATER by Ana Juan
by Ana Juan, illustrated by Ana Juan
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"An engaging tale, made even more memorable by Juan's distinctive style and vision. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The illustrator of Campbell Geeslin's Elena's Serenade (2003) again folds humorous and theatrical elements into mystical, surrealist art for an original tale imbued with folkloric overtones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUCK by Juan Wijngaard
illustrated by Juan Wijngaard
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1991

"Baby Animal Board Book'' series: Bear; Cat; Dog. (Picture book. 0-4)"
In a nicely inventive board book, a duckling has five experiences for the toddler to share and discuss: it nibbles a hole in a loaf of bread, swims in a wheelbarrow full of water, etc. The simple realistic illustrations are appealing and well drawn. Read full book review >

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KILLING THE MANDARIN by Juan Alonso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"Swift and engaging right to the last."
Part political thriller, part treatise on the fragility of human interaction, this fine novel from the Argentinean-born Alonso (Althea, 1976, etc., not reviewed) offers a penetrating look into the struggle against oppression, both political and personal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEST WORST AMERICAN by Juan Martinez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"An uneven but promising debut collection of short stories, some unique in their execution."
Twenty-four semiexistential short stories that have appeared in the likes of McSweeney's and Selected Shorts from Colombia-born writer Martinez. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUZZLED by Juan Williams
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"In the end, about the last thing the civil-discourse cause needs, namely more self-interested preaching to the choir."
A plea to make the world safe for bad-mouthing Muslims against the big bad PC police of the Far Left. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2005

"The presentation is odd—those with short attention spans may enjoy it most—but the argument is engaging."
An apocalyptic vision—at least for fans of America-as-sole-superpower—of a future in which the U.S. splinters into some version of Baja Canada, Jesusland and New New Mexico. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TREASURY'S WAR by Juan Zarate
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"A bracing account by a knowledgeable authority."
How the United States uses economic embargoes and financial tools as weapons against murderous terrorist groups and "rogue states" such as North Korea, Iran and Syria. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THURGOOD MARSHALL by Juan Williams
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Williams is uncritical of Marshall's personal flaws, but his reconstruction of Marshall makes for a lively and immensely valuable portrait of a first-rate legal mind and true American hero. (16 pages b&w photos not seen) (Author tour)"
Written with the cooperation of its subject, this is a solid, comprehensive biography that brings into focus a historical giant who has, sadly, faded from view. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"A formidable polemic: You may reject the conclusion, but you cannot dismiss the argument."
Black America is being undermined by a depraved popular culture, avers Williams (Eyes on the Prize, 1987, etc.), while its leaders pursue anachronistic, self-serving causes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN CHRISTMAS FEELS LIKE HOME by Gretchen Griffith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"A gentle, lyrical story that can be read year-round as a sensitive exploration of the meaning of home. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a little boy named Eduardo moves from a village in an unnamed Latin American country to a town in the United States, he struggles to feel at home in his new surroundings. Read full book review >