Search Results: "Oscar De La Hoya"


BOOK REVIEW

SUPER OSCAR by Oscar De La Hoya
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2006

"This simple story, suffused with good feelings and elevated by wry artwork, marks a notable debut for its celebrity author. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Besides daydreaming, young Oscar's favorite activity is his neighborhood's Saturday picnics. Read full book review >

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OSCAR DE MEJO'S ABC by Oscar de Mejo
ABC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 30, 1992

"Provocative and intriguing. (Picture book. 5+)"
From the late expatriate Italian painter, who was acclaimed for the special and unusual vision he brought to children's illustration (The Tiny Visitor, 1982), an alphabet of paintings (with dates from 1973 to 1988) celebrating his adopted country. Read full book review >

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POEMAS DE LA ISLA by Josefina de la Torre
Released: June 1, 2000

De la Torre, now 93 and living in Madrid, was born in the Canary Islands and was among the original members of the "generation of '27"—the Latino Bloomsbury Group that included such stars as Buñuel, Salinas, and Lorca. Read full book review >

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CARRETA DE LA MUERTE by Mari Ulmer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2001

"The highlight may be the appended Spanish-to-English glossary."
Taos, New Mexico, gearing up for the revelry of Las Fiestas, suddenly has more con artists and killers than tourists. Read full book review >

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MEMORIAS DE UN CAMALEON by Miguel De La Cruz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2013

"A creative, evocative mix of stories."
A debut collection of short fiction, mostly in Spanish, addressing aspects of the Mexican and Mexican-American experiences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Even with its design flaws, the book remains a good choice for bilingual storytimes and conversations about color. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Following Opuestos (2009), Weill introduces colors with mixed success in the latest book in her bilingual First Concepts with Mexican Folk Art series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CREME DE LA CRIME by Janet Hutchings
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"By and large, however, Hutchings's compendium should serve readers well through many a dark and stormy night."
The modern crime story is not just about whodunit anymore. Read full book review >

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LA PLACE DE LA CONCORDE SUISSE by John McPhee
NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 1984

"In today's Swiss view, disaffection balances perfectionism—but McPhee's is the version of a connoisseur, to be savored in itself."
A sparkling report—if that's what's wanted—on that choice anomaly, the Swiss Army: a 650,000-man militia, always battle-ready, in a country that hasn't fought a war for nearly five hundred years. Read full book review >

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LA BELLA MAGELLONA AND THE LITTLE CAVALIER by Oscar de Mejo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 1992

"Not for every taste, but much to ponder—especially in the gorgeous art. (Picture book. 5-11)"
Hard on the heels of Richard Kennedy's debonair Little Love Song (1992, reviewed 12/15/91, p. 1593), about a peanut-sized ladylove, comes another sophisticated tale about mismatched lovers, this time with their sizes reversed. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Frances Calderón de la Barca by Marion Hall Fisher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 7, 2016

"A well-researched and engaging portrait of writer Fanny Calderón de la Barca."
A biography of the Scottish-born wife of a Spanish diplomat, known for her writings on life in 19th-century Mexico. Read full book review >

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ALL CLAIR DE LA LUNE by H.A. Rey
Released: Sept. 18, 1941

"Illustrations in full color. This should prove very useful for nursery schools, kindergartens, etc."
Charming and very original presentation of a good selection of French nursery songs, with amusing layout for musical score,-the notes taking the form of appropriate objects, suggesting the text of the songs. Read full book review >