Search Results: "Lulu Delacre"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1990

A bilingual book with 12 traditional songs (nine from Puerto Rico) that exemplify traditions of the season, with pleasant but undistinguished illustrations showing modern observances in comfortable Caribbean homes. Read full book review >

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RAFI AND ROSI by Lulu Delacre
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"An appealing sequel. (Easy reader. 6-9)"
It's carnival time in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and two tree frog siblings celebrate in their second outing. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"Poetic and informative, a breath of fresh air in the too-often-contrived world of bilingual books. (author notes, glossaries, author's sources) (Bilingual informational picture book. 5-9)"
By means of the alphabet, this bilingual book introduces the cloud forest habitat of the olinguito, a recently discovered mammalian species from the Ecuadorean Andes. Read full book review >

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ARRORRÓ, MI NIÑO by Lulu Delacre
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 2004

"A tender collection, most welcome for the home and perhaps also appropriate for some daycare or lapsit settings. (Poetry. 0-5)"
Warm illustrations with earth-toned backgrounds and more brightly dressed characters provide settings for this collection of 15 Spanish-language nursery rhymes. Read full book review >

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VEJIGANTE MASQUERADER by Lulu Delacre
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Short glossary; bibliography. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The monthlong Carnival celebrations in Ponce, a coastal town in southern Puerto Rico, as experienced by a boy who lives in a very modest barrio. Read full book review >

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Released: April 1, 1989

Twelve traditional children's rhymes and songs, in Spanish and English, from Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Argentina. Read full book review >

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US, IN PROGRESS by Lulu Delacre
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Pura Belpré honoree Delacre's chronicles—each different from the next—offer moving snapshots of family heartbreak, disadvantage, dysfunctionality, heartbreak, privilege, and joy. (glossary, translations, notes) (Short stories. 8-12)"
Based on actual accounts, this dynamic short story collection focuses on and delves into the nuances of the lives of young Latinos and Latinas in the United States. Read full book review >

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ALICIA AFTERIMAGE by Lulu Delacre
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"This lovely tribute to Alicia's memory is neither thought-provoking nor especially interesting for the general reader. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
After Alicia Betancourt died in a car accident in 2004, her mother, picture-book illustrator Delacre, put together this collection of thoughts and memories of Alicia from her friends and family. Read full book review >

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HOW FAR DO YOU LOVE ME? by Lulu Delacre
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Small and reminiscent of the emotional feel of The Runaway Bunny, this is an intimate bedtime book with a global theme. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A simple question enables the author/illustrator to travel around the world in her poetic and visual answers. Read full book review >

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THE STORYTELLER’S CANDLE/LA VELITA DE LOS CUENTOS by Lucia González
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"The collage illustrations incorporate a sepia-toned oil-wash technique to give the pictures an older look. (author's notes, glossary) (Picture book. 6-9)"
The first Puerto Rican librarian hired by the New York Public Library was Pura Belpré, still renowned for her storytelling and her books of folktales. Read full book review >

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RAFI AND ROSI by Lulu Delacre
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 2017

"A sweet and engaging story that may need a little work to find readers who are ready for it. (Early reader. 7-9)"
Rafi the irrepressible tree frog is back with his younger, plucky sister, Rosi, in three new adventures that all center on Puerto Rico's El Morro fort, each short chapter featuring an element of this National Historic Site. Read full book review >

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SHAKE IT, MORENA! by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Although there's not much documentation here, the presentation of this folkloric material is engaging. (Nonfiction. 5-10)"
The arc of a young girl's typical school day gives structure to this presentation of a rich mixture of traditional songs, games, riddles, a few simple recipes, and stories from Puerto Rico. Read full book review >