Search Results: "Pablo De Santis"


BOOK REVIEW

VOLTAIRE’S CALLIGRAPHER by Pablo De Santis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2010

"While the prose is richly reminiscent of Umberto Eco, the headlong pace of this dark fantasy—combining elements of mystery, historical fiction, horror and the splinter genre clockpunk—will let readers swallow the entrancing story in a single gulp."
The crumbling medieval world casts long shadows over emerging modernity in De Santis's second mystery to be translated into English (The Paris Enigma, 2008). Read full book review >

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THE PARIS ENIGMA by Pablo De Santis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Faintly charming, like an elegant but impractical antique automobile."
In the City of Light, just as it is about to be illuminated by the 1889 World's Fair, a series of murders baffles an international band of detectives. Zut! Read full book review >

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PABLO PICASSO by Linda Lowery
Released: Nov. 30, 1999

"In pleasing textures of oil on canvas and warm hues, Porter's accompanying illustrations quite nicely echo the art of its subject. (photos, chronology) (Biography. 8-11)"
paper 1-57505-370-5 In this valuable addition to the On My Own Biography series of easy readers, Lowery (Georgia O'Keeffe, 1996, etc.) renders an intriguing and lucid portrait of the man often referred to as the most celebrated artist of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 8, 2001

"Essential reading for any aficionado of espionage scandals and Mafioso folklore."
In this riveting work of reportage, award-winning journalist Bowden (Black Hawk Down, 1999) details American involvement in the assassination of Pablo Escobar, the Colombian billionaire godfather of international cocaine trafficking. Read full book review >

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PABLO PICASSO by John Beardsley
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Full citations for the art; index. (Biography. 11+)"
In the ``First Impressions'' series, an intelligent overview of the 20th-century giant's life as it relates to the evolution of his many innovative styles. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 16, 1999

"While this is an absorbing and skillfully written personal account of one woman's life on the factory floor, it's doesn't provide much of a window into today's often-embattled workforce."
An interesting tale of personal fulfillment, as a sedentary journalist proves she can hack it on the factory floor of a General Motors plant, but one that provides disappointingly little insight into the larger issues confronting workers in today's global economy. Read full book review >

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BIRDS & OTHER ANIMALS WITH PABLO PICASSO by Pablo Picasso
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2017

"Simultaneously simple and sophisticated—but not for the baby and toddler board-book crowd; older preschoolers learning to make their own representational drawings will be inspired. (Board book. 3-5)"
An anthology of Picasso's animal sketches from various collections including birds, insects, and various mammals. Read full book review >

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PABLO PINEDA by Albert Bosch
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A disappointingly vague tale of achievement in the face of low expectations. (Picture book/biography. 4-8)"
Bosch and Sala relate the accomplishments of Pablo Pineda, a white Spanish boy who became the first European with Down syndrome to graduate from university. Read full book review >

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PABLO ESCOBAR by Juan Pablo Escobar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Uneven but will satisfy curiosity regarding the tawdry reality of childhood within a criminal family."
Biography of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar (1949-1993) by his understandably conflicted son. Read full book review >

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PABLO PICASSO by Matthew Meadows
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"A solid overview that makes the artist surprisingly approachable. (maps, chronology, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Pablo Picasso ($14.95; Dec. 1996; 32 pp.; 0-8069-6160-0): Meadows invites readers to pore over large full-color reproductions of Picasso's work in this entry in the Art for Young People series. Read full book review >

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JUST BEHAVE, PABLO PICASSO! by Jonah Winter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"An energetic and affectionate introduction to an artist who was always somewhat larger than life. (biographical note) (Picture book. 5-10)"
A terrific opening—a serene, classical landscape interrupted by Pablo Picasso's exuberant burst through the canvas of this bucolic scene—leads into a simplified look at Picasso's artistic development from adolescent prodigy through his 20s. Read full book review >