Search Results: "Elena Gomez"


BOOK REVIEW

MAMA'S SARIS by Pooja Makhijani
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Bright glowing saris float across the pages and frame this loving mother and daughter as they share memories and appreciate the beautiful fabrics and patterns. (glossary, author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
It's a girl's seventh birthday, and she wants to wear a sari, like her mother, who wears one on special occasions. Read full book review >

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A WORLD OF PRAYERS by Jeremy Brooks
edited by Jeremy Brooks, illustrated by Elena Gomez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Her cover design incorporates feathered angel wings, Asian fabric patterns and the dove of peace against a subtle blue background showing the continents of the world. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Twenty-six short, Christian prayers from around the world arranged into thematic sections focus on morning, mealtime graces, nighttime and blessings. Read full book review >

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THROUGH THE HEART OF THE JUNGLE by Jonathan Emmett
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Good for story hour and group read-alouds. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Illustrated in warm bold colors, a cumulative rhyming poem tells of a chain reaction of individual animal actions. Read full book review >

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CREATION SONG by Anna Scott-Brown
POETRY
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"While perhaps not appropriate for every collection, a lovely choice for a religious audience. (Picture book/religion. 5 & up)"
In this poetic retelling of the Genesis story, God dreams of the world and begins to sing. Read full book review >

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Elena Chavez by Jeanette Collins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2015

"Fast-paced and replete with steamy romance and eroticism but short on meaningful character development."
In Collins' erotic romance, a deputy sheriff seeks redemption after a disturbing encounter with a seductive, dangerous stranger. Read full book review >

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ELENA VANISHING by Elena Dunkle
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 5, 2015

"This memoir contains moving snapshots of a young woman's struggles with anorexia nervosa, but readers may be frustrated by omissions of key moments in the recovery process. (Memoir. 14 & up)"
This co-authored, mother-daughter memoir recounts daughter Elena's five-year struggle to overcome anorexia nervosa after her diagnosis at 17. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 2, 2005

"A salty, sexy story with a deeply likable heroine who's dancing as fast as she can."
Horsewoman and freelance writer Dunn unexpectedly loses herself in salsa, where she finds personal insight and a whole new community. Read full book review >

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NO HOPE FOR GOMEZ! by Graham Parke
Released: Jan. 12, 2011

"At times laugh-out-loud funny, occasionally just weird for the sake of weird, but consistently entertaining."
A drug trial participant blogs about his experiences on an experimental medication and questions whether the strangeness in his life is a side-effect or just weirdness as usual. Read full book review >

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ELENA OF THE STARS by C.P. Rosenthal
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"A decent coming-of-age story that gallops off on a wrong turn into the overgrazed fields of movie-plot land."
What begins as a spare, elegiac story of a girl, a grandfather, and a golden horse (have your hankies out yet?) veers into National Velvet meets Deliverance in this offering from California writer Rosenthal, author of three earlier novels (Loop's End, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

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GRANNY GOMEZ & JIGSAW by Deborah Underwood
ANIMALS
Released: March 9, 2010

"A solid addition to any collection. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Granny Gomez lives in a large house out in the country. Read full book review >

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MESSAGE FROM ELENA by Ray Cristina
Released: April 29, 2009

"An intriguing premise that starts strong, only to be watered down by weak characters and a lack of intensity."
In this historical novel, a young man doesn't realize how intertwined his life is with his boss's until he makes a fateful promise to him. Read full book review >

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FOR THE SAKE OF ELENA by Elizabeth George
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 1992

"Havers outings."
The fifth outing for Scotland Yard's Inspector Lynley (rich, sleek aristocrat) and Sergeant Havers (rough-edged, bitter plain-Jane)—this time called up to Cambridge to investigate the brutal murder of a sexy, unstable, deaf student. Read full book review >