Search Results: "Juan David Saab"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WATERMELON VENDOR by Lizardo Carajal
by Lizardo Carajal, illustrated by Lizardo Carajal, translated by Renée Purdy, developed by Juan David Saab
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 22, 2012

"Sweet and soothing on a quick pass, but closer attention just reveals a confusing jumble. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
A tender, incoherent childbirth tale much in need of further editorial and design work. Read full book review >

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LITTLE LOLA SAVES THE SHOW by Julie Saab
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"Lola, an unscheduled addition to a student production, triumphs. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A frisky feline makes her stage debut. Read full book review >

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LITTLE LOLA by Julie Saab
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"The duo promises further adventures for their little clothed kitty—she's off to a good start. (Picture book. 4-6)"
What kind of adventure will Little Lola have? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PYRAMIDS OF GLASS by David Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 6, 1994

"A leisurely exploration of contemporary Mexico's luxuriant writing."
These 27 Mexican short stories explore deep currents of emotion in polished writing and inventive storytelling. 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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >