Search Results: "Natalia Toledo"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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HORTENSE AND THE SHADOW by Natalia  O'Hara
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A delicate original fairy tale that will likely appeal to young readers of imagination. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A young white girl in a snowy, onion-domed fairyland setting escapes from her shadow only to find she is not whole without it. 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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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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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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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

BLONDE LIKE METhe Roots of the Blonde Myth in Our CultureIlyin, Natalia 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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NO BATHS AT CAMP by Tamar Fox
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Charming, funny and appealing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Max insists that he never took a bath the entire time he was at summer camp. Read full book review >

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SCRAPING BY IN THE BIG EIGHTIES by Natalia Rachel Singer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 16, 2004

"A palatable history lesson, by turns funny, stern, and often sad."
The charmingly personal becomes the mightily political in a muscular, well-wrought series of essays that move chronologically through an appalling decade of public and private self-indulgence. Read full book review >