Search Results: "Carmen Aguirre"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 24, 1994

"A must for students of South America and human nature. (Book- of-the-Month Club/Quality Paperback Book Club selection; History Book Club selection)"
A mixture of modern travelogue and the bizarre history of a 16th-century pioneer in the Spanish Main. Read full book review >

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CARMEN by Walter Dean Myers
FICTION
Released: April 26, 2011

"A perfect match with Jen Bryant's The Fortune of Carmen Navarro (2010), a prose refresh of the same classic tale, and a great choice for high-school theater productions. (Drama. 13 & up)"
As he did with Swan Lake in Amiri & Odette (2009), Myers takes a classic story and gives it a new twist and fresh voice. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Not necessarily uplifting, but often oddly entertaining—certainly more so than Giorgio's Memoirs of an Italian Terrorist (2003), which Aguirre's reminiscences complement."
A sentimental education among anarchists, Trotskyists and Tupamaros. Read full book review >

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SCHOOLING CARMEN by Kathleen Cross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Energetic story that makes a lot of obvious points, from the author of Skin Deep (not reviewed)."
Can I get some damn mercy down here?Read full book review >

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CARMEN LEARNS ENGLISH by Judy Cox
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Muy bueno. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
An inventive teacher and a generous helping of internal strength takes Spanish-speaking Carmen over the language barrier when she starts school. Read full book review >

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THE FORTUNE OF CARMEN NAVARRO by Jen Bryant
FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2010

"Perfectly paced and pulsing with Ryan's increasingly desperate obsession, the tale follows the inevitable trajectory of violence and tragedy, and readers will consume the tale in one hungry gulp. (author's note, bibliography) (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A beautiful green-eyed Gypsy girl with raven-black hair smiles at Ryan Sweeney and gives him a rose as she makes change for his sandwiches at the Quikmart, and it's all downhill for Ryan after that. Read full book review >

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SARDINES OF LOVE by Zuriñe Aguirre
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A delightfully 'fishy' love story from Spain. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When Grandmother Lola vanishes while fishing for sardines, Grandfather Lolo cries endless tears. Read full book review >

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OUTPOST by Ann Aguirre
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Overall, an engaging world and forward-moving plot with a resolution that promises new settings and challenges in Book 3. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
When this follow-up to Enclave (2011) begins, trained Huntress Deuce and fellow travelers Fade, Stalker and Tegan have lived two months amid the town of Salvation's affluence, strict gender roles and relative freedom from the putrid, slavering, mindless Freaks who plague their world. Read full book review >

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PUBLIC ENEMIES by Ann Aguirre
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Nifty monsters, standard plot. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
This second book in the Immortal Game trilogy picks up right where Mortal Danger (2014) left off.Read full book review >

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HERACLIX AND POMP by Forrest Aguirre
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Massively flawed, then, but nonetheless hugely enjoyable."
A historical fantasy set in 1780s Vienna is the first full-length novel from the author of the story collection Fugue XXIX (2005, etc.).Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN OF BRIGHT AND SHINY THINGS by Ann Aguirre
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 7, 2015

"This one's strictly for fans of lightweight romance. (Fiction. 12­-16)"
Sage is known around school as Princess Post-it for her efforts to cheer others up by sticking anonymous compliments on their lockers. Read full book review >