Search Results: "Renato Alarcão"


BOOK REVIEW

SOCCER STAR by Mina Javaherbin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2014

"A lovely story about soccer, gender and hope. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
A soccer story with a gender-equality twist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2005

"While too many of the tales have obviously didactic endings and Marcantonio's writing is more pop than distinguished, the narrative skill and the over-the-top attitude will appeal to readers ready for fractured fairy tales longer than The Stinky Cheese Man and the like. (glossary) (Fairytale. 4-7)"
Despite its silly (and arguably insulting) title, Marcantonio's first collection exhibits a strong grasp on narrative and deft, if sometimes stereotypical, characterizations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBERTO’S TRIP TO THE TOP by John B. Paterson Jr.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Sincere but substandard. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An earnest, not entirely successful effort, this straightforward story details a visit to the top of Mt. Ávila, overlooking Caracas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Deja Vu Experiment by J.G. Renato
Released: Feb. 28, 2014

"A brief but complex and personal discussion of metaphysical interpretations."
This meditation on metaphysical topics also serves as a tribute to the author's late wife. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FINDING THE MUSIC by Jennifer Torres
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2015

"An uplifting celebration of family, community, and culture. (author's note) (Bilingual picture book. 6-9)"
Reyna's abuelito was a mariachi musician, and today his prized vihuela, a small, high-pitched guitar, hangs in her family's restaurant. Read full book review >