Search Results: "Sergio Chejfec"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DARK by Sergio Chejfec
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"A wistful, winding contemplation of that long dark night of the soul."
In this novel from Chejfec (The Planets, 2012, etc.), originally published in 2000 in the author's native Argentina, a man remembers his relationship with a factory worker whose life was different from his own. Read full book review >

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MY TWO WORLDS by Sergio Chejfec
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"A short but penetrating novel about coexisting in the material world and the world of thought."
During long walks through an unfamiliar Brazilian city, where he is attending a literary conference, an Argentine novelist free-associates on the nature of writing, memory, surroundings and human interaction. Read full book review >

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HEY, RABBIT! by Sergio Ruzzier
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Their satisfied imaginations fill whole pages, and friendship emanates from every wriggle. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The twin powers of friendship and imagination are stunningly portrayed with utter simplicity. Read full book review >

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THIS IS NOT A PICTURE BOOK by Sergio Ruzzier
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"This is a (great) picture book! (Picture book. 4-8)"
A metafictive delight of a picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE GIANT by Sergio Ruzzier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Years later, the two forget who is the dwarf, and who the giant—and that casually tossed-in idea is more likely to stimulate thought and discussion than the main plot. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Ruzzier offers a bit of wishful thinking in this peace-mongering tale of an undersized giant and an oversized dwarf joining forces to defuse a war between their peoples. Read full book review >

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TWO MICE by Sergio Ruzzier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"One story. Two mice. Three cheers. Lots to love. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The deceptively simple counting story of two mice, their adventure, and friendship. Read full book review >

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BEAR AND BEE by Sergio Ruzzier
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"The correction of misconceptions has never been so much fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
When a bear wakes up hungry from his winter nap, a beehive and its honey seem to be the perfect answer to his problem—but what about the bee? Read full book review >

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AMANDINA by Sergio Ruzzier
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A subdued but charming tribute to determination and perseverance. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Amandina Goldeneyes can "dance, and sing, and act beautifully, and perform the most daring acrobatics," but she is so shy no one realizes what a wonderful little dog she is. Read full book review >

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GOOD MORNING / BUENOS DÍAS by Sergio Membrillas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Nevertheless, talkative and interactive bilingual parents should be able to make both board books work. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Despite a few abstract images, this is a useful bilingual title in Spanish and English. Read full book review >