Search Results: "Virginia Sánchez Korrol"


BOOK REVIEW

FEMINIST AND ABOLITIONIST by Virginia Sánchez-Korrol
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 30, 2013

"Flawed as it is, readers may still find this portrait of the little-known, remarkable revolutionary of interest. (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
Despite the publisher's description of this as a biography, it is rather a finely detailed historical novel that sticks closely to the facts of this little-known Latin American activist. Read full book review >

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A SURPRISE FOR TERESITA / UNA SORPRESA PARA TERESITA by Virginia Sánchez-Korrol
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Teresita's anticipation will ring true to any kid who's been saddled with an evening birthday party. (Bilingual picture book. 5-9)"
A young girl celebrating her birthday waits for a gift from her uncle, absorbing the sights and sounds of her city neighborhood. Read full book review >

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MOGADOR by Alberto Ruy Sánchez
Released: Nov. 30, 1992

"Memorable novella about being both untouched and seized—all described in prose that mixes dreamy arabesque with crystalline precision."
Sensuous evocation of the climate and geometry of desire—the amorous dreams people evoke all unknowing in one another—set in Morocco, by the Mexican critic and writer. Read full book review >

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HERE I AM by Patti Kim
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2013

"Sánchez has captured a kaleidoscope of emotion and powerful sensations in a way children will grasp completely. It's The Arrival for younger readers. (Graphic novel. 5-10)"
Beautiful, evocative pictures tell the story of a boy who comes from an Asian land to a big U.S. city. Read full book review >

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THE GOLDEN FLOWER by Nina Jaffe
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2005

"The illustrations in luscious tropical colors, with shapes and patterns (especially spirals) reminiscent of pre-Columbian art, are perfect. (Picture book/folktale. 5-10)"
The island of Puerto Rico, originally called Boriquén by its Taino inhabitants, was once, according to legend, a barren mountain. Read full book review >

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SISTER DAY! by Lisa Mantchev
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Nice for family sharing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Using her large imagination, a little girl shows how much she loves her busy big sister. Read full book review >

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THE ALTOGETHER UNEXPECTED DISAPPEARANCE OF ATTICUS CRAFTSMAN by Mame Sánchez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A novel that defies categorization in both positive and negative ways, but it's sure never boring."
When a wealthy British publisher decides to fire the staff of his Spanish literary magazine, he sends his son to Madrid to deal with the mess. Chaos ensues. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The text is bold and simple, and the format is varied so to appeal to any learning style, making counting almost effortless. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bartholomew, the pudgy butterscotch bear, rejoins his friends Little Black Kitten and George in this colorful counting story. Read full book review >

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IN A MINUTE! by Virginia Miller
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Parents and children alike will enjoy repeated readings of this appealing and reassuring story. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The lovable, toddler-friendly bear duo of George and Bartholomew returns in a humorous tale about waiting. Read full book review >

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MACHO CAMACHO’S BEAT by Luis Rafael Sánchez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Comparing Sánchez to Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Kirkus celebrated this 'attractive, small-scale entertainment' and its 'tour-de-force translation by el Magnifico.'"
Well-known as a man of letters in his native Puerto Rico, where he recently retired as a professor, Sánchez made a splash as a novelist here in 1980, when his book was translated by the legendary Rabassa, who for this edition provides an introduction explaining the specific challenge of capturing Sánchez's demotic epic, with its song-inspired slanginess. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF THE INGENIOUS ALFANHUÍ by Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2001

"A highly unusual novel, and a thoroughly engaging one."
A boy's adventurous quest for knowledge is the subject of this classic "children's fantasy for adults," the first (1952) and most famous novel produced by an eminent Spanish author later better known as an essayist and linguist. Read full book review >

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I LOVE YOU JUST THE WAY YOU ARE by Virginia Miller
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"The illustrations have a light, homey feel, a mix of humble domesticity and charm. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bartholomew (or Ba) and George return (Be Gentle!, 1997, etc.) for another demonstration of unconditional love. Read full book review >