Search Results: "Heraldo Muñoz"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 9, 2013

"An eye-opening political exposé of what has been described as the most dangerous country in the world."
Former Chilean ambassador to the United States Muñoz (The Dictator's Shadow: Life Under Augusto Pinochet, 2008 etc.) reports on the investigation into the facts and circumstances of Benazir Bhutto's (1953-2007) assassination. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The author's shrewd insights into international relations, national politics and human nature make this a valuable text even for readers who have rarely thought about Chile."
Searing account of life in Chile under the general who overthrew a socialist president in 1973, then hung onto power through internal terrorism for nearly two decades. Read full book review >

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WHAT YOU SEE IN THE DARK by Manuel Muñoz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2011

"Muñoz has upended the conventional crime novel, lauding a cinematic master while downplaying his own crime scene and concentrating on a secondary victim. Nice work."
What's Hitchcock's Psycho got to do with a murder in a small California city? Not much, but the friction between them drives this refreshingly innovative first novel. Read full book review >

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ESPERANZA RISING by Pam Muñoz Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"It bears telling to a wider audience. (author's note) (Fiction. 9-15)"
The author of Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride (1999) and Riding Freedom (1997) again approaches historical fiction, this time using her own grandmother as source material. Read full book review >

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DREAM DANCER by Jill Newsome
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2002

"A polished pas de deux from a pair of pros. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In their second collaboration, husband-and-wife team Newsome and Muñoz (Shadow, 1999) effectively encapsulate the elusive essence of dance with the joyful story of a little girl named Lily and her tiny wooden dancing doll. Read full book review >

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NO BITING, HORRIBLE CROCODILE! by Jonathan Shipton
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"1991) leaves readers with a simplistic (not to mention inhumane), cut-and-dried solution that is unlikely to make an impression (so to speak) on either the biters or the bittenstick with Barbara Bottner's toothier Bootsie Barker Bites (1992). (Picture book. 4-6)"
Flora, the class biter, is shocked out of her habit when she sinks her teeth into a plush monkey's arm, and it rips off. Read full book review >

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NOBODY LIKES ME! by Fay Weldon
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"The happy ending, with overdue warmth between mother and child, rings true, despite the confusing set up, and Mu§oz provides raucous illustrations of parties to which every child would want to be invited. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In her first book for children, Weldon (Wicked Women, p. 417, etc.) tells the story of an angry young fellow: Rex tears up a party invitation, snarls at his mother, and splashes his sister before taking refuge under his bed. Read full book review >

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TÍA ISA WANTS A CAR by Meg Medina
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2011

"A pleasant tale of determination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tía Isa dreams of buying a big car, green like the ocean that surrounds the island that she, her brother Andrés and their niece left to move to the United States. Read full book review >

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LITTLE PIG FIGWORT CAN’T GET TO SLEEP by Henrietta Branford
ANIMALS
Released: March 18, 2002

"Young readers will surely predict what's next: the last series of vignettes shows the once-perky porker as he finally settles down to sleep. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Struggling to sleep, the late Branford's (The Fated Sky, not reviewed, etc.) porcine star embarks on a series of adventures in this satisfying bedtime fantasy. Read full book review >

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JAKE’S BEST THUMB by Ilene Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"A terrific twist that combines two well-worn plots in one successful tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Jake's left thumb is his best thumb, wrinkled from sucking, "a prince among thumbs," according to Jake's uncle. Read full book review >

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BECOMING NAOMI LEÓN by Pam Muñoz Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Ryan's sure-handed storytelling and affection for her characters convey a clear sense of Naomi's triumph, as she becomes 'who I was meant to be.' (Fiction. 10-14)"
First-person narrator Naomi León Outlaw and her bright, physically lopsided little brother Owen feel safe in the routines of life in Lemon Grove, California, with great-grandmother Gram. Read full book review >