Search Results: "Franca Munoz"


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MONSTER MORNING by Franca Munoz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 20, 2013

"The little monsters in this family seem happy, loved and well-adjusted. They're worth a visit. (iPad storybook app. 2-7)"
The morning rituals of little school-bound monsters are examined in friendly detail in an app structured like a family scrapbook. Read full book review >

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MONSTER HOLIDAY by Edith Ann Mevec
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 20, 2013

"A sweet story that can help little monsters know what to expect when traveling for a holiday. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
Peter and Peril, two little monster siblings from the charming storybook app Monster Morning (2013), return for a family holiday overseas. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Ostler does not assume specialist knowledge, but he does assume that his readers share his gargantuan and voluptuary appetite for words, languages and history."
A bracing history of lingua francas and their dynamic variation, with a focus on the perfect wave that International English is riding—toward a wipeout, predicts Foundation for Endangered Languages founder Ostler (Ad Infinitum: A Biography of Latin, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE FAITH HEALER OF OLIVE AVENUE by Manuel Munoz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2007

"Fine storytelling that achieves universality while remaining rooted in a particular time and place."
Love troubles roil the lives of Mexican-Americans in ten superbly grounded stories. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2000

"Readers who struggle through Sokal's essay will be relieved to find the rest of the book lucid, readable, and positively stimulating."
An academic trade hournal's account of a publishing hoax that shook the academy. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"The pain of cultural and sexual alienation is vividly described, and Rosita, in particular, is an engaging protagonist, but the novel itself is too bitty, too brief, for the really big themes it suggests."
A celebration of friendship on the margins is the theme of Cuban-born Mu§oz's first novel in English. Read full book review >

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"A heartwarming, inspiring book for adults and children alike."
In Omid's debut children's book, an Iranian girl finds company and healing in her friendship with a fine feathered friend. Read full book review >

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FRANCA'S STORY by Diane Kinman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Ample yet unassuming, and illustrated with period photos and evocative paintings by Franca, this touching memoir is an enjoyable journey for lovers of Italy and those interested in tales of courage."
An inspiring tale of quiet heroism during wartime. Read full book review >

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QUICK STUDIES by Alexander Star
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A wonderful collection, offering fine bedside browsing for disaffected grad students, refugees from the university, and fans of solid journalism alike."
A lively greatest-hits collection from the pages of the recently deceased journal Lingua Franca, which "sought to occupy the no-man's-land between the tabloid and the treatise." Read full book review >

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TALKING BACK, TALKING BLACK by John McWhorter
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A vibrant separation of an African-American vernacular tradition from the thickets of contemporary racial debate."
A compact, lively defense of the grammatical legitimacy of "Black English." Read full book review >