Search Results: "Pedro Julio González"


BOOK REVIEW

AMPHIBIANS by Edward R. Ricciuti
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Glossary; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In the 14-volume Our Living World series, a colorful look at common amphibians worldwide—frogs, toads, salamanders, newts, and the legless, wormlike caecilians. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEDRO, FIRST-GRADE HERO by Fran Manushkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"This earnest Latino first-grader who overcomes obstacles and solves mysteries is a winning character. (Fiction. 5-7)"
The creators of the Katie Woo series turn their focus to a peripheral character, first-grader Pedro—Katie's friend and schoolmate. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Whether or not you buy into this version of the Gallo story, it's a family saga with all the makings of a television miniseries: adversity, intrigue, tragedy, manipulation, greed, and a slick presentation. (60 b&w photos, not seen)"
Though the Gallos' wines might repulse you and their reputation give you the willies, their autobiography is worth a look, if only to get another side of the picture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEDRO AND ME by Judd Winick
HEALTH
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Engrossing, wise, and impossibly brave. (Graphic memoir. 12+)"
Cartoonist Winick paints an emotional, graceful portrait of the life of Pedro Zamora, his roommate on the forerunner to today's reality-TV craze, MTV's The Real World. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROMIETTE AND JULIO by Sharon M. Draper
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Still, a straightforward, uncluttered narrative will hook readers into the well-paced plot and sympathetic characters; loose ends are tied more neatly than a package, prettying up the ending by putting a happily-ever-after spin on the lovers' fates. (Fiction. 12-14)"
A tale of forbidden love with intentional references to Shakespeare's play, perhaps especially to its West Side Story incarnation, with a similar focus on issues of race and gangs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A warm portrait of a modern baseball icon. (statistics, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
Throughout his career Hall of Famer Pedro Martínez acknowledged his brother's encouragement as a major factor in his success. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEDRO AND GEORGE by Delphine Perret
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A wholly original romp told with deliciously Gallic flair in an uncredited translation. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Cousins Pedro and George, a crocodile and an alligator, try to correct the record on their differences in this French import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVING PEDRO INFANTE by Denise Chávez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2001

"Not much story here, but the vivid characterizations and highly sensual style more than make up for it. Chavez's heroine is passionate, foolish, and wonderfully human."
Funny, raunchy novel from the author of American Book Award-winner Face of an Angel (1994), this is about lonely women in a dusty bordertown. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WALLS OF PEDRO GARCIA by Kevin McColley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Still, a thoughtful story, crafted with ingenuity—a promising first. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Pedro, 12, prides himself on being a man who's worked on Se§or de Lupe's estate beside his grandfather, Miguel, for six years. Read full book review >

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PEDRO, HIS PERRO, AND THE ALPHABET SOMBRERO by Lynn Rowe Reed
ABC BOOKS
Released: April 24, 1995

"Many of these are sharp and eye-filling, others are abstract—the llave (key) looks more like indigo lava—and so less informative. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pedro gets a dog (perro) and a hat (sombrero) for his birthday. Read full book review >