Search Results: "Pablo Torrecilla"


BOOK REVIEW

I KICK THE BALL / PATEO EL BALÓN by Gwendolyn Zepeda
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2011

"A good bet for young soccer fans. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With an underlying message of good nutrition and daily exercise, Zepeda introduces a young boy struggling to balance school and chores with his dreams of future soccer stardom. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO SANTIAGO by D.H. Figueredo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"It also adds to the always sparsely filled shelf of first-rate multicultural Christmas tales. (Spanish words are explained within the text as well as in a glossary, which unfortunately gives incorrect accentuations for a few words.) (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Based on an incident from the author's childhood, Figueredo's story takes place one Nochebuena (Christmas Eve) in the 1950s, after Castro's revolution has begun in Cuba. 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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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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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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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 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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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 >