Search Results: "Lucía Álvarez de Toledo"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 2, 2008

"The Che shown here seems not just a man of history, but somebody it would have been great to know."
A welcome trove of fresh biographical material about a revolutionary who cast a gargantuan shadow over the 20th century. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Not to be dismissed as a firsthand document. But for a more entertaining take on the journey, see Patrick Symmes's Chasing Che (2000), an altogether better read."
Of motorcycles, maté, and Marx. Read full book review >

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THE GERMAN DOCTOR by Lucía Puenzo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"A film adaptation has preceded this English translation, spoiling the novel for film festival attendees, but even for readers who haven't seen the movie, the long-portended climax is an inevitable letdown from Puenzo's chilling exploration of the banality of evil."
Puenzo's first novel to be translated into English follows Dr. Josef Mengele to Patagonia, where, in 1960, he insinuates himself into the household of an unsuspecting family. Read full book review >

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LUCY'S LIGHT by Margarita del Mazo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Too many bugs, figuratively. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Lucy, "the youngest member of a family of fireflies," must overcome an irrational, moon-induced anxiety in order to leave her family tree trunk and glow. Read full book review >

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DAISY by Carmen Gil
by Carmen Gil, illustrated by Silvia Álvarez, translated by Jon Brokenbrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2017

"A lovely affirmation that there is value in wisdom as well as in vigor. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The idyllic life of a sweet-natured donkey. Read full book review >

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PABLO PINEDA by Albert Bosch
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A disappointingly vague tale of achievement in the face of low expectations. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Bosch and Sala relate the accomplishments of Pablo Pineda, a white Spanish boy who became the first European with Down syndrome to graduate from university. Read full book review >

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In the Cheap Seats by Springs Toledo
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 29, 2016

"The author lands verbal jabs that deftly complement the often ruthless action he describes."
A collection of essays explores the "sweet science" of boxing and its unique culture. Read full book review >

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LIGHT FOOT/PIES LIGEROS by Natalia Toledo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"In the hands of a creative teacher or librarian, this could be a strong starting point for an exploration of the symbolic image of Death in different cultures. (Picture book. 8-12)"
Taking her father's eerie engravings featuring Death jumping rope with Man and various animals as inspiration, the writer spins an original story that has a traditional rhythm. Read full book review >

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RAPUNZEL by Silvia  Álvarez
adapted and illustrated by Silvia Álvarez, developed by Yippee Arts
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 28, 2011

"Adequate interactive effects and above-average visuals are wasted on a hacked-out, poorly told story line. (iPad storybook app. 7-10)"
Beautiful illustrations are no compensation for the awful translation and incoherent plot of this "adaption" (as the narrator puts it). Read full book review >

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BEMBO'S ZOO by Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

A publishing house's creative director frolics in the fields of type and graphic design, assembling a menagerie from upper and lower case alphabets of the graceful roman `Bembo` font. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"Inspiring, if agenda driven, and serviceable as a companion or alternative to Heather Lang's Swimming with Sharks, illustrated by Jordi Solano (2016). (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
A tribute to the courage and indomitable will of the renowned ichthyologist. Read full book review >