Search Results: "Gregory Orfalea"


BOOK REVIEW

JOURNEY TO THE SUN by Gregory Orfalea
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A doggedly researched and fulsomely argued biography."
A California story becomes an American story: the prolix, passionate resurrection of the largely forgotten Spanish Franciscan priest who founded the early missions along the California coast. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 1997

"A fine military history of a heroic, hitherto forgotten unit finally brought to light."
A son's record of his long, wide-ranging search to uncover his dead father's army experiences during WW II. Read full book review >

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THE ARAB AMERICANS by Gregory Orfalea
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2006

"A start toward recording the history of an underdocumented, influential presence in American society, but be warned: The book has mistakes."
An idiosyncratic account of Arab immigrants and their native-born children in America. Read full book review >

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THE BOY, THE BEAR, THE BARON, THE BARD by Gregory Rogers
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"One-of-a-kind fun. (Picture book. 6-12)"
When a little boy goes into an abandoned theater to retrieve a lost soccer ball, he sets himself up for a trip through time to the 16th century, emerging on the stage of the Globe in the middle of a performance. Read full book review >

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FEATHERED DINOSAURS OF CHINA by Gregory Wenzel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"It is, however, the most extensive and up-to-date for younger readers, so despite its deficiencies—no bibliography or Web list, either—it's worth considering as a replacement for older surveys. (glossary/index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
For his solo debut, a veteran science illustrator takes dinophiles on a day trip to an early Cretaceous lake in modern China's Liaoning Province—identifying birds, insects, small mammals, and over a dozen species of the feathered or furred dinosaurs miraculously preserved there in the fossil record. Read full book review >

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ALISTAIR GRIM'S ODDITORIUM by Gregory Funaro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Verne-ian fantasy and reversal of fortune à la Dickens will lure readers into this good-vs.-evil series debut. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Victorian-era adventure with a supernatural stock of magical and mythical players. Read full book review >

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EGG & SPOON by Gregory Maguire
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"An ambitious, Scheherazade-ian novel, rather like a nesting-doll set of stories, that succeeds in capturing some of the complexities of both Russia and life itself. (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
Two girls switch identities while colliding with Baba Yaga and the Firebird in Czarist Russia. Read full book review >

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BRONTE’S BOOK CLUB by Kristiana Gregory
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"A spelunking expedition adds adventure and suspense to this poignantly wholesome offering. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Having moved from New Mexico to a seaside California cottage, 12-year-old Bronte embarks on a new venture—overcoming her shyness with new friends. Read full book review >

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I’LL SING YOU ONE-O by Nan Gregory
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2006

"A unique voice, and fresh, beautifully written story. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Gemma's thoughts flow with lyricism from beginning to end. Read full book review >