Search Results: "Natalia Rosales-Yeomans"


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CANTA, RANA, CANTA / SING, FROGGIE, SING by Carolyn Dee Flores
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2013

"Lacking humor and absurdity, this story doesn't hold a candle to classics in the same vein, like The Napping House, but could be a useful addition to a bilingual library. (musical score) (Picture book. 2-5)"
Debut illustrator Flores offers a contemporary take on a traditional folk song in both Spanish and English. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"This brisk novella in English and Spanish offers two nifty whodunits for young mystery lovers. (Mystery. 7-10)"

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ROOTING FOR RAFAEL ROSALES by Kurtis Scaletta
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Full of heart and hope. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A young man grows up in the Dominican Republic with ambitions to play baseball while a young girl in Minnesota finds the world both bigger and more encouraging when she becomes his fan. Read full book review >

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THE WOLF WHO LEARNED TO BE GOOD by Natalia Moore
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Friends are better as friends than food. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Wolves are big and, typically, bad, writes Moore. "They just can't help themselves." Then there are the atypical wolves. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 1999

"Ginzburg balances such contrasts expertly, in a compact, compulsively readable saga that offers a perfect introduction to her wry, subtle realistic fiction."
A graceful new translation of the celebrated Italian author's 1963 autobiographical novel, which previously appeared in English under the title Family Sayings. Read full book review >

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RUBBER HOUSES by Ellen Yeomans
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Dismal reading. (Fiction. YA)"
Continuing her thematic preoccupation with death, Yeomans creates a free-verse diary for 17-year-old Kit's year-long period of grief, guilt and ultimate coping strategy following the loss of her nine-year-old brother Buddy to cancer. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"The story is just as stuffed, wordy beyond effect, and without personality; the cautionary elements are thoroughly diluted, and the only suspense—in the encounter with the weasel—quickly dissipates. (Picture book/folklore. 3-8)"
Rosales spins the story of the three bears with African-American elements; Leola, in the Goldilocks role, runs off to do what she wants, in spite of her grandmother's warning not to go astray. Read full book review >

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A FAMILY LEXICON by Natalia Ginzburg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"Ginzburg's 'lexicon' is a valuable addition to an already burnished body of work in translation."
An autobiographical novel from one of Italy's leading postwar writers. Read full book review >

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MEET ADDY by Connie Porter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Touching, well-crafted realistic paintings; historical note. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An African-American, widely praised for her first adult novel (All-Bright Court, 1991), initiates a series about a girl born in slavery and growing up during Reconstruction. Read full book review >

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CHASING THE SUN by Natalia Sylvester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2014

"A smart take on a familiar genre that, when it stumbles, stumbles admirably."
A kidnapping forces a husband to reconsider his life in Sylvester's debut, a cross between a literary novel and a thriller. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

BLONDE LIKE METhe Roots of the Blonde Myth in Our CultureIlyin, Natalia Read full book review >