Search Results: "Pablo Bernasconi"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WIZARD, THE UGLY, AND THE BOOK OF SHAME by Pablo Bernasconi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Some may enjoy it. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Bernasconi's idiosyncratic paint-and-collage illustrations turn his take on the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" into something strange and wild. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2005

Drawing from the pages of a recently "discovered" journal, Bernasconi chronicles the uniformly disastrous experiments of forgotten aviation pioneer Manuel J. Arsenio, an 18th-century Patagonian who, though he had "little knowledge of physics or mechanics and had access only to useless materials," turned to flight after failing at cheese making, scuba diving and other ventures. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2006

"A fun fable with Halloween overtones. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Some randomly tossed seeds spawn a village all covered in orange and green. Read full book review >

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THE RETURN OF FELIX NOGARA by Pablo Medina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 7, 2000

Felix Nogara has returned to Barata, Cuba, after the death of its Marxist dictator Campion (a double for guess who). Read full book review >

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CUBOP CITY BLUES by Pablo Medina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2012

"Love of life, music, sex and language redeem a work that might have benefited from more continuity and focus."
Storytelling that playfully illuminates the essence of storytelling, though heavier on atmosphere and color than narrative momentum and cohesion. Read full book review >

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WHAT TO DO by Pablo Katchadjian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"An aesthetically pleasing but perplexing experiment that may prove too improvisational for many readers."
A writer and his friend talk about all manner of things while the world dissolves around them like a Salvador Dali painting. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"An inventive introduction to a fascinating historical figure. (map, chronology, glossary, sources and further reading) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Another collaborative effort by the team that created The Poet King of Tezcoco: A Great Leader of Ancient Mexico (2007) chronicles the life of a controversial figure in pre-colonial Mesoamerica. Read full book review >

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Released: June 12, 1998

"The book opens up a raucous and rollicking past world, extracting touching human notes from very old historical documents. (b&w and color illustrations)"
The boomtown Spanish seaport of Seville in the 16th century is the subject of this colorful study. Read full book review >

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THE RESPONSE by Pablo E. Hawnser
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"More a New Age encyclopedic exegesis than standard ufology."
An Earth man is befriended by advanced, peaceful, human-like space beings who teach him about their spirituality and science. Read full book review >

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LEVEL UP / PASO DE NIVEL by Gwendolyn Zepeda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 2012

"This agreeably didactic tale clearly makes the point; it might be most useful as an introductive resource for classroom discussion followed by active participation. (Picture book. 6-9)"
A boy reluctantly joins his friends outside for some competitive sports when his fascination with video games is unexpectedly interrupted after his device stops functioning. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2008

"An upbeat introduction to the overwhelming change a move to a large metropolis will bring for the immigrant child. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Estrellita marvels at the wonders of the big city after arriving in Brooklyn from her small Puerto Rican community. Read full book review >

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I'LL SELL YOU A DOG by Juan Pablo Villalobos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A wry, sardonic romp made even more vibrant by its various satires and absurdities."
A novel of retirement, regret, and revolution in Mexico City. Read full book review >