Search Results: "Irene Aparici Martín"


BOOK REVIEW

MOM GOES TO WAR by Irene Aparici Martín
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A good idea drowns in unnecessary excess. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Great intentions yield few rewards in this well-meaning, plodding explanation of breast cancer for kids. Read full book review >

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IT’S A BUTTERFLY’S LIFE by Irene Kelly
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"A book that proves science nonfiction can be accurate, factual and completely engrossing, this is a must for libraries and any curious nature lovers. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-10)"
Almost any five-year-old can tell you the basics of a butterfly's life. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: June 15, 2005

"The unorthodox format is well suited to spark interest in other imaginative journeys and to reading and writing about other parts of the world both in and out of the classroom. (author's note) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Owney, a scruffy little stray mutt, wanders into the Albany post office in 1889, wins the hearts of the postal workers and becomes their mascot, riding the mail wagon to and from the train station. Read full book review >

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BESS AND BELLA by Irene Haas
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Sweetly soft watercolor and pastel images—a full page facing text, a small ornament as header or footer—cheerfully delineate bird, doll, dogs, mice, plaids and patterns, florals and tea things. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Bess is playing outside with her doll when out of the snowy sky falls Bella, a little bird with a lot of suitcases. Read full book review >

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MATTOO, LET’S PLAY! by Irene Luxbacher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Simple and spot-on. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Boisterous girl and quiet cat seem like an awkward match. Read full book review >

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VARIABLE CLOUD by Carmen Martín Gaite
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 1996

"This ambitious 1992 novel from one of Spain's leading writers (now translated into English for the first time) was a major success in Gaite's homeland, but may find a relatively lukewarm response in a culture where feisty criticisms of lamebrained machismo are not a novelty."
Variable Cloud ($24.00; Jul. 18, 1996; 374 pp.; 1-86046-061-5): A chronicle of female friendship, expressed largely through an exhaustive exchange of letters between two women who resume their long-dormant intimacy when each must grapple with the demons of middle age and unravelling relationships. Read full book review >

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THE BRINK OF FAME by Irene Fleming
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Stubbornly determined Emily is a lot more focused than the meandering plot. Will she become a director? Will she hook up with the handsome detective? Stay tuned for the next installment.

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1914 Hollywood beckons a fledgling filmmaker. Read full book review >

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Unraveling the Christmas Star Mystery by Irene Baron
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2012

"Intriguing study of the 'Christmas star' but in need of further scientific backing."
Debut writer and former science teacher Baron tackles the ancient mystery of the Christmas star—the astronomical phenomenon recorded in the Bible as having heralded the birth of Jesus Christ. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 10, 2001

"A compassionate, creative and well-intentioned memoir."
A memoir and treatise on faith, love, and life after death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 22, 2007

"Gives the lie to the suburban cheer of HBO's Big Love."
An engrossing, though flawed memoir about poverty, procreation and polygamy south of the border. Read full book review >