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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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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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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CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD by Gabriel García Márquez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1983

"So, while the recent Nobel publicity will no doubt generate added interest, this is minor, lesser Garcia Marquez: characteristic themes illustrated without the often-characteristic charm and dazzle."
In this new novella by the Nobel Prize-winner, a Colombian-village murder 20 years in the past is raked over, brooded upon, made into a parable: how an Arab living in the town was assassinated by the loutish twin Vicario brothers when their sister, a new bride, was rejected by her bridegroom—who discovered the girl's unchastity. 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 >

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LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA by Gabriel García Márquez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 1988

"Broad and brilliant as it is, though, there's an awful lot about a little here—a candy-box of a novel: more paper slots and creamy centers than something hard to bite down on."
Almost two decades after One Hundred Years of Solitude, Garcia Marquez has delivered another long, woolly, at times wonderful but consistently elective novel. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 1976

When first seen at his second death, the solitary despot who has lived for a conjectural 107 to 232 years, lies in his dungheap "house of castaways," vultures pecking at his body while a cow appears on the balcony where he delivered his pronunciamentos. Read full book review >

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COLLECTED STORIES by Gabriel García Márquez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 1984

"Much that's brilliant, some that's merely strange and fragmentary, and almost all enhanced by the translations of Gregory Rabassa and S. J. Bernstein."
Twenty-six tales by the 1982 Nobel Prize Winner, rearranged in roughly chronological order of writing. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 1971

"The author's imagination, as always, is a closetful of wonders, and Gregory Rabassa's translation, as before, is virtually invisible."
Garcia Marquez returns to stir the dust of Macondo, his personal Caribbean fiefdom, which God and the banana company have apparently "declared unnecessary and thrown into a corner." Read full book review >