Search Results: "Pablo Torrecilla"


BOOK REVIEW

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 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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THE CIGAR ROLLER by Pablo Medina
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"A surprisingly superficial life story: More about the family and mistress and less about the drooling body in the bed would have been welcome."
The jumbled memories of the life and loves of a Cuban cigar roller: the third novel (The Return of Felix Nogara, 2000, etc.) from Medina, Cuban exile, poet, and professor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >