Search Results: "Rafael Yockteng"


BOOK REVIEW

SOPA DE FRIJOLES/BEAN SOUP by Jorge Argueta
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"Starred cues appropriately indicate adult help where needed in this eloquent rendering of a nutritious and delicious meal. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This free-verse cooking poem is more than a simple recipe for bean soup. Read full book review >

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JIMMY THE GREATEST! by Jairo Buitrago
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"Eye-opening inspiration in this unassuming import from Colombia. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a thought-provoking twist on the usual immigrant story, a village lad elects to stay put. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALK WITH ME by Jairo Buitrago
Kirkus Star
by Jairo Buitrago, illustrated by Rafael Yockteng, translated by Elisa Amado
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"Emotionally resonant in the loveliest of ways. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A lion accompanies a child on a walk home during a day in the city in this wistful tale of parental absence. Read full book review >

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TWO WHITE RABBITS by Jairo Buitrago
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"In leaving readers with much to wonder about, the book packs the most powerful of punches. (Picture book. 4-10)"
"When we travel, I count what we see," this little girl tells readers. Read full book review >

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WHITE FLOWER by Victor Montejo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Especially attractive for Latino and First Nations collections. (source note) (Folktale. 8-12)"
Scholar Montejo recounts the tale of a prince so devastated by the loss of his family and people that he forgets his name. Read full book review >

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ROOTING FOR RAFAEL ROSALES by Kurtis Scaletta
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Full of heart and hope. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A young man grows up in the Dominican Republic with ambitions to play baseball while a young girl in Minnesota finds the world both bigger and more encouraging when she becomes his fan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Today Campo's patients are the mostly Latino poor of Boston; the rest of us must settle for his fine, perceptive writing."
Graceful, insightful, often disturbing essays on the healing art by a doctor-poet who daringly reveals his own human vulnerabilities and longings. ``As a poet, my challenge is to create myself, in my own image, using the corporeal materials common to all speakers of English; as a physician, my challenge is to accept the absolute necessity of that process,'' writes Campo, who currently practices medicine at Harvard Medical School's Beth Israel Hospital. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Carolina Rose by Rafael Rivera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2016

"Despite occasionally florid prose, Rivera's debut is a tightly-woven narrative with vivid settings and characters."
In the American South, a young woman struggles to overcome poverty and abuse and make a better life. Read full book review >

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THE WISDOM OF PERVERSITY by Rafael Yglesias
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2015

"Most important, he shines a Kleig light where it may be most needed, into the parlors and playrooms where many Americans endure or perpetrate these nightmares."
Three New York friends, in their childhood and adult selves, deal with a wily pedophile in an affecting novel that is big-screen lurid without being superficial or too slick. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A HAPPY MARRIAGE by Rafael Yglesias
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2009

"A would-be tragedy that plays unsuccessfully on the inherent fascination with sex and death."
Autobiographical work from novelist/screenwriter Yglesias (Dr. Neruda's Cure for Evil, 1996, etc.) chronicles a man's confrontation with the imminent death of his wife. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCARAMOUCHE by Rafael Sabatini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2001

"All in all, this 'sheer knight-errantcy' is a marvelous entertainment."
The Italian-born Sabatini (1875-1950), who first published this swashbuckler in 1921, always received more popular acclaim than critical praise, and it's easy to see why. Read full book review >