Search Results: "Germán Torres"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WHISPERING LAKE GHOSTS by Lynda Beauregard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A weak outing in a worthy series, with camp safety plainly playing second fiddle to science instruction. (glossary, recap, experiments) (Graphic fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 8-10)"
The latest graphic Summer Camp Science Mystery fills readers in on the ups and downs of acoustics—but not without sounding some sour notes. Read full book review >

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THE ADVANCE TEAM by Will Pfeifer
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 27, 2012

"Come back, Alan Moore, all is forgiven."
Aliens-among-us yarn from veteran comics scripter Pfeifer (Amazons Attack!, 2007, etc.) and relative newcomer Torres. Read full book review >

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LILIANA'S GRANDMOTHERS by Leyla Torres
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"All the characters are badly drawn; the cat, in particular, suffers from limbs that have odd angles and lines. (Picture book. 4-8)"
From Torres (Subway Sparrow, 1993), a book that offers perhaps a too-rosy portrayal of the relationships a girl has with her two grandmothers. Read full book review >

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SUBWAY SPARROW by Leyla Torres
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 20, 1993

"Torres's realistic watercolors, though a little stiff, capture the milieu well enough; but her simple story is ingeniously constructed, nicely paced, and altogether disarming. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Torres's first picture book, also available in Spanish (ISBN: 0-374-82756-4), is a charming multicultural vignette. Read full book review >

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STEF SOTO, TACO QUEEN by Jennifer Torres
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"Once readers get past the drama, they'll cheer for Stef Soto, her family, and Tía Perla. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Debut novelist Torres delivers a light, touching novel about a seventh-grader, her first-generation family's food truck, and her tribulations at school. Read full book review >

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NOVEMBER EVER AFTER by Laura Torres
Released: Nov. 15, 1999

"She succeeds in enveloping readers in the nuances of young love, self-doubt, and the pain of losing a parent; depending on readers' own levels of innocence, Amy's ingenuousness and her clinging behavior will either be credible or simply dismaying. (Fiction. 12-14)"
A variety of issues—death, love, Christianity, and homosexuality—reside uncomfortably in this YA novel. Read full book review >

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Bolder And Braver by Julia Torres
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

"An intimate memoir about finding closure, coupled with copious true-crime flourishes."
A veteran chronicles her postwar life in which she became an undercover law enforcement agent, started a family, and confronted hard truths of domestic violence. Read full book review >

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MISSING IN PRECINCT PUERTO RICO by Steven Torres
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 9, 2006

"Though it's often hard to tell where Torres (Burning Precinct Puerto Rico, 2004, etc.) is going, his procedural engages interest with strong prose, convincing detail and local color."
The little police force of Angustias, Puerto Rico, tracks a child pornography ring. Read full book review >

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BURNING PRECINCT PUERTO RICO by Steven Torres
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2004

"The rich characters overshadow the shaggy plot. The result should please Torres's fans, but newcomers to the series may find it confusing."
Missing drug money sends thugs on a rampage and small-town police on a dangerous manhunt. Read full book review >

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It's NOT Just A Dog! by Pam Torres
Released: April 24, 2014

"While some scenes will be tear-jerkers for sure, Madison's (and Torres') compassion for voiceless dogs may inspire action in her animal-loving readers."
In Torres' second entry in her middle-grade Project Madison series (Madison Morgan: When Dogs Blog, 2012), middle schooler Madison uncovers a dogfighting ring in her neighborhood—and learns more about her special empathic gift. Read full book review >

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Released: July 21, 2012

"Give this one to kids struggling with a new school or to anyone interested in animal rescue."
Starting middle school can be tough, so Madison Morgan doesn't think she can handle it without a dog, but her stepfather has other ideas. Read full book review >