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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

WALK WITH ME by Jairo Buitrago
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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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 >

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MORE THAN ONE KIND OF MIRROR
by Julie Danielson

It’s rare to see picture books that address squalor or anything just short of it. One could argue that children from families with significant economic disadvantages would prefer to read books of escapism. Yet at the same time, as has been addressed and discussed so often in the field of children’s literature, particularly in the past several years, those same ...


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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

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 >

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DR. NERUDA'S CURE FOR EVIL by Rafael Yglesias
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 18, 1996

"But the strong plot keeps us fascinated and reading. (Film rights to Twentieth Century Fox; author tour)"
Gripping, deep-delving psychological novel that offers a new path in analysis but can't sustain the melodrama implied in its title. 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 >

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FEARLESS by Rafael Yglesias
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 1993

"Smells like a wonderful story that should enjoy huge word of mouth."
Writing very smartly indeed but no better or worse than in his largely well-received Hot Properties, The Murderer Next Door, etc., Yglesias achieves by sheer dint of an inspired story what may be his breakthrough novel (already optioned for a Peter Weir film starring Jeff Bridges and Isabella Rossellini). Read full book review >