Search Results: "Violeta Barrios de Chamorro"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Yet it provides a close look at the inner workings of a government and a nation in transition, led by a woman of obvious bravery and good will. (Author tour)"
An anecdotal memoir by the present democratically elected leader of Nicaragua. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"En general las cartas, fotos y originales descripciones de la experiencia Mexicana le agregan los necesarios elementos para hacer de esta una memorable historia."
El debut como biógrafa de Violeta Barrett narra a través de cartas y fotos la verdadera historia de una excitante aventura de amor entre una turista estadounidense y un guía local, situada en el país de México en la época de 1950. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 3, 2011

"A memoir that has the courage to believe in eternal love, despite the pain."
A memoir from Barrett detailing the "agony and ecstasy" of love, documented through letters. Read full book review >

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ANGEL IN DISGUISE by Violeta Barrett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 4, 2013

"A lighthearted, sincere story of appreciating the simple aspects of life after loss."
In this memoir written in third person, a widowed woman finds comfort and solace from her new relationship with a feline friend. Read full book review >

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WATER CAN BE . . .  by Laura Purdie Salas
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Kids of all ages will gain a new appreciation for water, and Salas and Dabija will surely gain new fans. (glossary, further resources) (Informational picture book. 4-10)"
In a look at the forms, functions and uses of water, Salas and Dabija turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. Read full book review >

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A ROCK CAN BE by Laura Purdie Salas
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"The economy of language and breadth of imagination suggests a broad audience for this wide-ranging and inventive exploration. (glossary, further reading) (Informational picture book. 4-10)"
"A rock is a rock," but it can be so much more. Read full book review >

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CHRISTOPHER DE HAMEL
by Brianna Jewell

“Stick your nose into other people’s business and it’s considered rude,” Christopher de Hamel says, “but stick your nose far enough back and it’s considered history.” In his latest book, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World, de Hamel turns what he sees as the voyeuristic pleasure of discovering secrets about others’ lives into historical ...


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A LEAF CAN BE... by Laura Purdie Salas
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Simple and pleasing, with classroom-discussion and read-aloud appeal. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A leaf's various purposes are contemplated in this gentle celebration of nature. Read full book review >

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BEMBO'S ZOO by Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2000

A publishing house's creative director frolics in the fields of type and graphic design, assembling a menagerie from upper and lower case alphabets of the graceful roman `Bembo` font. Read full book review >

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NUT AND BOLT by Nicole de Cock
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Not since The Giving Tree has self-sacrifice been so celebrated. (Picture book. 3-5) "
Nut, a mouse, and Bolt, a donkey, enjoy a beautiful friendship. Kind of. Read full book review >

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THE CAKE by Dorothée de Monfreid
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"There's no moral to this story, just irreverent fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When a tiger wants to make a cake, he and his friends fight over its ingredients with humorous (if naughty) results. Read full book review >