Search Results: "Samuel Caraballo"


BOOK REVIEW

MY BIG SISTER / MI HERMANA MAYOR by Samuel Caraballo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 2012

"A charming, if idealized tale highlighting a situation familiar to many children. (Picture book. 3-7)"
This bilingual tale captures the loving relationship of two latchkey siblings. Read full book review >

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ESTAS MANOS / THESE HANDS by Samuel Caraballo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2014

"In the end, the book unfortunately has the feel of a series of sentimental greeting cards. (Bilingual picture book. 6-10)"
Caraballo's bilingual tribute to family is couched in Caribbean and Central and South American symbolism associated with trees and flowers in Puerto Rico. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2008

"An upbeat introduction to the overwhelming change a move to a large metropolis will bring for the immigrant child. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Estrellita marvels at the wonders of the big city after arriving in Brooklyn from her small Puerto Rican community. Read full book review >

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MY GRANDPARENTS AND I/MIS ABUELOS Y YO by Samuel Caraballo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 2004

"The tight rhyming of the Spanish text, compared to the somewhat awkward and irregular rhyme of the English, tips readers off that the Spanish is the original, but in both languages the familial love and the love of home are apparent. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Caraballo's rhyming text and Cruz's detailed, full-bleed illustrations convey the warmth of the grandchild/grandparent relationship while also introducing young readers to life in Puerto Rico. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAGA'S BIG SCARE by Samuel Hiti
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"The ending may leave younger or more sensitive readers unsettled, so save this slim, adrenaline-fueled tale for those who crave a true, if ephemeral, fright. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Waga is a monster that is mean, tricky and possesses the "biggest scare." But when Waga loses that scare, the monster's very existence is in jeopardy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ABSENTMINDED FELLOW by Samuel Marshak
Released: April 5, 1999

"Rosenthal's rubbery, Katzenjammer-Kids-style illustrations, replete with plewds, briffits, and amused onlookers, add a suitably madcap air to this wild, zany ride. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Translated from the Russian into rollicking verse, this droll character portrait will quickly have listeners chiming in on the chorus: "Oh, that absentminded fellow from Portobello Road!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AMERICAN STUDENT by Samuel Berkman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2006

"An impressive debut novel; hopefully, there's more."
A boy's coming-of-age story runs through this debut novel filled with Cold War history (including a cameo by WillyBrandt) about a scary struggle with a villainous family. Read full book review >

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IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT LOAF by Samuel Fromartz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2014

"Richly detailed history and lively anecdotes make this book a consummate celebration of the deceptively simple loaf of bread."
Botany, culinary history and recipes from a bread lover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ISLAND STORIES by Raphael Samuel
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1998

"As fascinating and politically astute as Island Stories is, it suffers nonetheless from a lingering incompletion. (illustrations, not seen)"
A collection of scholarly, oddly compelling essays that aim to unravel the complexities of British identity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART by David Samuel
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2008

"So-so and without much oomph."
A mixed bag of magazine pieces by a seemingly reluctant pop-culture scribe. Read full book review >

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THE PASSIONS OF FATHERHOOD by Samuel Osherson
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"A passionate book written for men passionate about fatherhood, shedding much light on the relationship between men and their children. (author tour)"
Psychotherapist and research psychologist Osherson (Wrestling with Love, 1992, etc.) offers a manual for men living with children at the end of the 20th century. Read full book review >