Search Results: "Teresa Mlawer"


BOOK REVIEW

TERESA by Neera
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A quietly told story that gradually accumulates great power, rich in local color, memorable characterizations, and devastating dramatic irony."
s her youth caring for them—only to find, many years after, that her eventual freedom to join the man she loves amounts simply to a continuation of her servitude. Read full book review >

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GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS/RICITOS DE ORO Y LOS TRES OSOS by Teresa Mlawer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A pleasant reprise of the familiar. (Bilingual picture book/fairy tale. 3-6)"
The timeless fairy tale is retold with a bilingual text featuring the traditional players and a slightly extended conclusion. Read full book review >

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FREDERICK by Leo Lionni
Kirkus Star
illustrated by Leo Lionni, translated by Teresa Mlawer
Released: April 14, 1967

"The conclusion may disappoint children who expect something snappier but the medium mandates the message—an old stone wall in subtle striated shades bordering a flowering field; rotund mice with big expressive eyes; a golden brown harvest of nuts and wheat; the becomingly blushing Frederick bowing at the end—all evoked with Mr. Lionni's customary expertise."
Words sustain where substance fails —specifically, the "golden glow" of the sun, the colors of the summer countryside, recalled by Frederick, the sedentary mouse, who prepares for winter by gathering impressions while his cohorts are busy gathering supplies. Read full book review >

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SISTER TERESA by Bárbara Mujica
Released: March 22, 2007

"An earthy, humanizing portrait."
A lifelong friend remembers Teresa of Àvila, "Spain's most beloved saint," in this richly entertaining historical novel from Mujica (Spanish/Georgetown Univ.; Frida, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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MOTHER TERESA by Lewis Helfand
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"'Why did she want to help? Why could she not turn a blind eye to those in need?' A searching and reverent treatment. (bibliography, foldout poster) (Graphic biography. 11-14)"
Mother Teresa shines brightly both figuratively and literally in this graphic portrait of her life and mission. Read full book review >

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MOTHER TERESA by Demi
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"But her faith, her message, and the force of her personality come through with superb clarity. (bibliography, map) (Picture book/biography. 9-12)"
From the kneeling supplicant on the front cover, surrounded by apostolic figures within an ornate cross, to the author's Papal blessing on the back, this is the most pious yet of Demi's profiles of our greatest spiritual touchstones. Read full book review >

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MOTHER TERESA by Anne Sebba
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Finally, Sebba dares to ask why Mother Teresa has been so lionized in the West, suggesting that her apotheosis has much to do with assuaging white guilt for India's grinding poverty."
This surprisingly nuanced biography of the international icon of humanitarianism neither shies away from nor revels in controversy. Read full book review >

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TERRIBLE TERESA by Mittie Cuetara
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Although the book is aimed at preschoolers, first-graders and other emerging readers will get a kick out of using their new skills to unravel the rhymes of these silly tales. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A preschool short-story collection is an unlikely concept, but newcomer Cuetara comes up with some classic two-page, four- frame tales. Read full book review >

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THE PERFECT PIÑATA, LA PIÑATA PERFECTA by Kelli Kyle Dominguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"While the storyline isn't especially inspired, the translation serves as an engaging counterpoint, making this a solid addition to multicultural and ESL collections. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A week before her sixth birthday, Marisa's mother takes her to pick out a piñata. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Almost certainly a perennial favorite, this bilingual edition helps strapped budgets go farther. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Originally an English-only text, this new version of Carlson's cheery look at a new kindergartner's excitement is a welcome revision. Read full book review >