Search Results: "Rodolfo Walsh"


BOOK REVIEW

OPERATION MASSACRE by Rodolfo Walsh
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A chilling, lucid work, beautifully translated by Gitlin, which serves as a great example of journalistic integrity."
A mesmerizing, prophetic tour de force of investigative journalism exposing the pervasive thuggishness of the Argentine military elite. Originally published in 1957, this is the first English-language edition. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Recommended for children who enjoy ghost stories and spooky mysteries, with Spanish lessons as an educational bonus."
The first installment of Alvarado's mystery series introduces Perla Garcia, a bilingual little girl and aspiring detective who's determined to uncover the truth behind a local legend. Read full book review >

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Judo by Rodolfo Tello
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A lean, direct introductory text for readers interested in judo culture and practice."
Tello (Social Safeguards, 2015, etc.) describes the basic concepts and techniques of judo in this introductory work of nonfiction.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR DRAGON by Josh Funk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A playful celebration of difference (and poetry). (Picture book. 3-8)"
Two pen pals get to know each other over several months, and when they meet, each discovers that the other is a little different than imagined. Read full book review >

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THE AMAZING WILMER DOOLEY by Fowler DeWitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Outlives what smiles it may induce by about 200 pages. (Fiction. 7-10)"
DeWitt (aka Allan Woodrow, author of The Pet War, 2013) delivers a repetitious sequel to The Contagious Colors of Mumpley Middle School (2013). Read full book review >

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ANGEL'S KITE/LA ESTRELLA DE ANGEL by Alberto Blanco
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 1994

"Dan Bellm provided the English version of the Mexican poet's text. (Picture book. 4- 10)"
Illustrated with vibrant, intricate collages by a Mexican artist of international reputation, a mystical story about how one man's determined artistic endeavor results in the return of his town's missing bell. Read full book review >

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THE CONTAGIOUS COLORS OF MUMPLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL by Fowler DeWitt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Readers would have to be even more befuddled than Principal Shropshire not to solve this mediocre mystery themselves. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A modern version of the Black Death finds brightly colored Mumpley Middle School students sniffling and sneezing, tumbling and leaping uncontrollably. Read full book review >

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LIVING WITH MOM AND LIVING WITH DAD by Melanie Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Even with this misgiving, this is a necessary and accessible treatment of a common family constellation. Recommended for children of divorce and for others seeking to understand diverse family structures. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Her parents may be divorced, but this little girl's family is anything but broken. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DO LIONS LIVE ON LILY PADS by Melanie Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: July 24, 2006

"Perfect for story hours, classroom reads or just a rambunctious reading with a single lap-sitter, this is sure to elicit laughs and loud answers from any audience. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Walsh repeats her winning formula, this time asking children about animal's homes. Read full book review >

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DO MONKEYS TWEET? by Melanie Walsh
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The simplicity of presentation masks the book's complex wit and trickiness: Children will love it. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Walsh (Do Pigs Have Stripes?, 1996) again asks preschoolers questions to which they probably know the answers, but that doesn't mean they're a snap. ``Do horses bark? Read full book review >

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THE TEMPLE OF ICONOCLASTS by Juan Rodolfo Wilcock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"A deft, daft treasury of subversive wit (and, come to think of it, invention), beautifully translated and presented by the invaluable Venuti."
This 1972 story collection is the best-known work of an Argentinean native (1919-78) who fled Juan Peron's dictatorship and became a successful translator, sometime actor, and writer of fiction in the Italian language. Read full book review >