Search Results: "Francisca Marquez"


BOOK REVIEW

A TRIP INTO SPACE by Lori Haskins Houran
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"A good introduction to the International Space Station for very young children just beginning to look beyond the stratosphere. (Informational picture book. 2-5)"
The youngest space enthusiasts get a look at life aboard the International Space Station in Houran's latest. Read full book review >

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HOW TO SPY ON A SHARK by Lori Haskins Houran
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"The dichotomy between the adult tasks and the simply worded rhyming text makes this one to skip. (Informational picture book. 4-6)"
Houran invites readers along as a group of marine biologists tracks and follows a juvenile mako shark. Read full book review >

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DIG THOSE DINOSAURS by Lori Haskins Houran
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"A rousing prelude to Aliki's more detailed dino discourses, tailor-made for reading aloud. (Informational picture book. 3-5)"
New and preliterate readers will happily clap along to the incantatory rhythms of this primary-level call to "dig, dig, dig"—in both senses of the word—dino fossils. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Teachers, grandparents, and parents will enjoy sharing this with children of all cultures and then moving on to their own family memories. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
Engaging color photographs of Angelica and her grandmother, who lives right next door in a San Francisco housing project, accompany the simple text that highlights the contemporary life of a Hispanic family. Read full book review >

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The Rootlets: Super Rootabilities by Vicki Marquez
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"A palatable mix of education and entertainment for kids."
In this debut children's book by a certified health coach, four young residents of an alien planet discover that they're destined to develop nutrition-based superpowers. Read full book review >

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THE IDIOCY OF PERFECTION by Jesus Silva-Herzog Marquez
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: April 5, 2017

"A judicious, agile look at the limits of reason and modern liberalism."
A series of biographical vignettes captures a shared skepticism about the rewards of modernity. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A highly personal and memorable story."
Shannon (A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman, 2010), an international human rights activist and founder of the nonprofit Run for Congo Women, tells the harrowing story of a Congolese family torn apart by the ongoing threat of Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army.Read full book review >

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HIDDEN HERITAGE by Charlotte Hinger
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"This third case for Lottie (Lethal Lineage, 2011, etc.) is filled with surprising historical information, social commentary, romance and a strong mystery."
A nasty murder pits the local police against the state police. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT GAME by Kirk Russell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2004

"Superb suspense, culminating in an exhausting but satisfying series of chases, showdowns, and bitter glimpses of justice denied."
Splendid second outing in a procedural series (Shell Games, 2003) about a tough-as-nails California Fish & Game investigator busting a cabal of bear poachers. Read full book review >

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A GIFT FOR LITTLE TREE by Colleen D.C. Marquez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"More than most adoption books, this one is love-it or hate-it, as its metaphor is likely to sail over most children's heads and shows adoption as only a Plan B. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A God-centric adoption story using a grafted apple tree as a metaphor. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND BRIDEGROOM by Rodney Hall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"More fun than Hall normally allows—and a major advance on his previous work."
A compelling, lyrical tale of a ne'er-do-well's arrival in 19th-century New South Wales, the first novel of a trilogy ending with Hall's previously published Captivity Captive. Read full book review >

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IN EVIL HOUR by Gabriel García Márquez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 1979

"Not major work but—again gloriously served by a fine Gregory Rabassa translation ('While the doctor was studying the dial, the curate examined the room with that boobish curiosity that consulting rooms tend to inspire')—a pleasing glimpse of a fanciful, vivid imagination at its most unforbidding."
First published in Spain in 1968—so a forebear of One Hundred Years of Solitude, G-M's benchmark—and set also in a small jungle town, this short friendly novel weaves much less exaggerated fantasy than OHYS, but shares the same calm yet gay prose and morose humor. Read full book review >