A Promise to Pets

A Promise to Pets

The Zebra October 2011 By Michael Gryboski Puerto Rico native Edwin Fontánez is already known for his books of poetry and illustrations inspired by his homeland. For his first nonfiction work, entitled “I Promise You”, Fontánez decided to focus on an issue that has long been close to his heart: fighting animal cruelty. As with …

Spotlight on Edwin Fontánez

Spotlight on Edwin Fontánez

The Arlington Connection July 2011 By Linda Smolkin Author examines animal-human bond Edwin Fontánez, who resides in Arlington, is an award-winning author and illustrator. Fontánez’s newest book, “I Promise You: An Introduction to Living the Animal-Human Bond,” explores the causes of animal abandonment and offers tips on strengthening the emotional bond between a person and …

Exit Strategy: Edwin Fontánez Left Puerto Rico in Search of New Color for His Palette

Exit Strategy: Edwin Fontánez Left Puerto Rico in Search of New Color for His Palette

Northern Virginia Magazine June/July 2007 By Linda Smolkin “At Edwin Fontánez’s cozy townhouse and studio, a wonderful creature takes center stage. His name is Ricky, Fontánez’s plump and extremely sociable cat. Ricky jumped across the dining room table to settle into his owner’s lap for a late afternoon nap. ‘See, this is why I don’t …

Fomentan la magia de la lectura

Fomentan la magia de la lectura

El Tiempo Latino November 9, 2007 Por Manuel Egea En el Kennedy Center, una feria del libro multicultural busca generar el hábito en los más chicos A orillas del Potomac, en el Kennedy Center de DC, se celebró el duodécimo Festival Multicultural del Libro para Niños en un encuentro que reunió a escritores, ilustradores y …

Not Your Typical Book Fair

Not Your Typical Book Fair

Roll Call October 30, 2007 By Leah Carliner Children visiting the Kennedy Center on Saturday will not only see written words come to life but also learn about many cultures other than their own, thanks to authors, illustrators and performers taking part in the 12th annual Multicultural Children’s Book Festival. Book lovers attending the event …

Literary festival exposes children to world cultures

Literary festival exposes children to world cultures

The Prince George’s County Gazette August 5, 2004 by Marcus Moore Deborah Crimes, owner of Lessons from Abroad, spearheaded the first annual Multicultural Literary Expo last Saturday in an effort to expose children, ages 2 to 12, to various languages at a younger age. “Children are usually exposed to foreign languages in middle school,” said …

Edwin Fontanez

Who Is That Mask Man?

The Washington Post Monday, May 16, 1994 By Eric Brace D.C. Artist Shares His Heritage With Kids If you are getting worn down by the deadly seriousness of all the multi-culti discussions going on in the art world, you’re not hanging around the right people. May we suggest a chat with artist Edwin Fontánez? Fontánez …

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