Search Results: "Verónica Betancourt"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW FAR DO YOU LOVE ME? by Lulu Delacre
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Small and reminiscent of the emotional feel of The Runaway Bunny, this is an intimate bedtime book with a global theme. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A simple question enables the author/illustrator to travel around the world in her poetic and visual answers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLUE LINE by Ingrid Betancourt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"The old problem of free will and predestination gets a good workout, but Betancourt's novel is less satisfying than her 2010 memoir Even Silence Has an End."
Erstwhile Colombian politician Betancourt (Until Death Do Us Part, 2002, etc.) tries her hand at a kind of watery magical realism in this debut novel.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUZZ, BUZZ, BUZZ by Verónica Uribe
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"Mosquito misery as multicultural means. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Set in the Venezuelan jungle, this translation of El Mosquito Zumbador by Chilean writer and publisher Uribe presents a natural solution to a natural problem: how to achieve a good night's pleasant sleep on a moonlit, quiet night when under attack by a buzzing mosquito. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY NAME IS BRAIN/BRIAN by Jeanne Betancourt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Packaged with earnest intent and a somewhat pat outcome, but still a skillfully structured, entertaining story; Brian himself, struggling to redefine himself in terms of his newly discovered potential, is drawn with real insight. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Brian starts school hoping to do better this year, only to mess up by misspelling his own name the first day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KATE'S TURN by Jeanne Betancourt
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"More a glimpse of ballet life than the story of one ballerina. (Fiction. 10+)"
Kate's scholarship to ballet school in N.Y.C. seems like the culmination of all her hard work, the launching of dreams come true; but when the rigors of a dancer's life are made clear to her, she returns home to be (she hopes) a normal high-school student. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AVA TREE AND THE WISHES THREE by Jeanne Betancourt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"This sophistication, Ava's unusual situation and the realistic depiction of young people carrying on after a terrible loss set this book above the usual chapter-book fare. (Fiction. 7-9)"
When three of her wishes come true on her birthday, eight-year-old Ava Tree is sure she has the wishing power. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNTIL DEATH DO US PART by Ingrid Betancourt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2002

"By the end, the text has abandoned its disguise as a memoir and revealed its true identity as a rather conventional campaign autobiography."
A courageous Colombian senator, member of a politically active family, charts her course through the dangerous political waters of her troubled country. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ULTIMATE WITCH by Byron Preiss
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 5, 1993

"John Skipp and Craig Spector, 1989, outclasses this zombie collection)—but, still, two strong bets for horror fans."
Generous collections of horror stories, nearly all original, that comprise the fourth and fifth volumes of the publisher's Ultimate series (previous volumes, not reviewed, covered Dracula, Frankenstein, and werewolves). Read full book review >