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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT by Samuel Lock
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Told in the voice of a now older and wiser Richard, Lock's charming, conversational novel is enchanting enough that gaps in the story don't seem to matter."
A first novel by British playwright and screenwriter Lock offers an endearing coming-of-age fable set in London in the 1950s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"God-fearers), but his study reinforces the perception that his subjects live in a simply perceived world of theological givens."
An ethnographer's safari into the black-and-white world of Ultra-Orthodox Jews. Read full book review >

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The Slush Pile Brigade by Samuel Marquis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A fresh concept and protagonist that breathe life into a conventional but exciting actioner."
In Marquis' debut thriller, a man hoping to confront the author who plagiarized his unpublished work winds up in the middle of a CIA operation to take down Russian mobsters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"The author's research is commendable, but it swamps readers with too many details."
How an 1897 boxing match helped make cinema history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PIECE OF HEAVEN by Barbara Samuel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"The point? Apparently none."
Mixed-up mom reconnects with mixed-up daughter in another confused family saga from second-novelist Samuel (No Place Like Home, 2001) Read full book review >