Search Results: "Oscar Guardiola-Rivera"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Grist for a graduate seminar, but a slow grind for everyone else."
An expert in the region makes the case for the rise of Latin America. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Avowing there is much misinterpretation of these terrible events from both sides, Guardiola-Rivera invites a deeper, intellectual look inside."
A tangled yet tender study of the revolutionary forces, both leftist and rightist, that converged in Chile during the turbulent 1960s and wrought a political miracle and tragedy. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"Throughout, Oscar keeps his head and stops to smell the roses, even when their thorns could prove prickly—an important subtle message about problem solving and the power of a positive attitude. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A small sock monkey tackles the big city in an attempt to save the day in this husband-and-wife collaboration. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A carefully researched, cogently argued and handsomely produced appreciation. (reading list, endnotes) (Biography. 10-13)"
A perceptive if patchy tribute to Mexico's premier muralist and (arguably) second-most-renowned visual artist. Read full book review >

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DIEGO RIVERA by Anne E. Neimark
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 30, 1992

"Further reading (adult); list of murals in the US; index. (Biography. 10-14)"
A fictionalized biography of the flamboyant Mexican muralist (1886-1957) whose ideologically oriented works brought him both artistic recognition and political reprobation in the 1920's and 30's. Read full book review >

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DIEGO RIVERA by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Both solid introduction and exhortation, this book will thrill budding artists. (glossary, author's note, bibliography, lists of museums and paintings) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
A simple picture-book biography of Diego Rivera concentrates on his artistic career and encourages children to imagine themselves painting their own world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IZZY & OSCAR by Allison Estes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"A grand addition to any pet-themed read-aloud session. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Pirate captain Izzy finds a treasure of a pet in an octopus. Read full book review >

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ORDINARY OSCAR by Laura Adkins
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Nonstop drollery for adventurous children and the adults who read to them. (Picture book. 3-7)"
One little snail has big dreams. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 23, 2001

"Tediously written and sloppy—barely an also-ran for any film buff's shelf. (49 film stills)"
A revised and updated version of And the Winner Is . . . (1987) provides a decidedly less-than-stellar overview of Hollywood's annual exercise in tackiness and self-congratulation. Read full book review >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

OSCAR J by Sherlene Adolphe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"A compassionate guide that can help parents and kids with tough questions."
A debut book steers young readers and their families through experiences of loss. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1996

"Stavans does service to Acosta's memory and to Chicano literature, with this collection."
The Brown Buffalo bellows from beyond the grave—and the roar resounds. Read full book review >