Search Results: "James Luna"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PLACE WHERE YOU LIVE / EL LUGAR DONDE VIVES by James Luna
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2015

"A lighthearted celebration of a child's sense of place and belonging. (Bilingual picture book. 4-6)"
From enjoying tortillas and hot chocolate with their abuela to finishing a long day in their parents' arms, two siblings explore the place where they live. Read full book review >

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Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry From California by Kurt Schweigman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2016

"A diverse and illuminating volume of Native American poetry that explores Western migration."
An anthology offers poems by Native Americans with ties to California. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2012

"An innocuous Halloween and Day of the Dead book for readers who prefer to skip scarier fare. (Adventure. 8-11)"
In this bilingual book, a young girl finds a surprise upon returning from a trip to Guanajuato, Mexico. Read full book review >

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THE RUNAWAY PIGGY / EL COCHINITO FUGITIVO by James Luna
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 2010

"Recipe appended. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The runaway cookie in this Mexican bakery is a soft, brown, stubby-tailed piglet as impertinently bold and smug in his continual escape as his Gingerbread Boy cousin. Read full book review >

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RED STORM by Frank Luna
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 31, 2011

"An engrossing page-turner, and though some might find its characters a bit too familiar, Luna's penchant for plot twists provide an ultimately satisfying read."
In Luna's science fiction action thriller, a heroic astronaut must rescue his crew and his save his mission from a sinister conspiracy. Read full book review >

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CROOKED by Louisa Luna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"No blue skies here. Cold-bladed realism that 'gets all the little pink muscles moving under [your] skin.' And dialogue to die for."
A second sizzler about marginalized outcasts follows Luna's scalding but artful debut Brave New Girl (not reviewed) and falls in line with this publisher's paperback stable of brilliantly trashy gutter novelists. Read full book review >

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THE REVOLUTION OF EVERY DAY by Cari Luna
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Enlightening and marked by inventive subject matter, intense reflection and stark eloquence."
Luna's debut novel, about the lives of homesteaders who occupy abandoned tenements in New York's Lower East Side, is an unvarnished glimpse into a fringe sector of society during the latter part of the 20th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2000

"This is a memorable work which should be considered by many and undoubtedly will be acted upon by some."
A subversive, disturbing, and altogether remarkable exposure of our frightening transparency to government agencies, investigators, the media, and more malign forces. Read full book review >

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LIKE SON by Felicia Luna Lemus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Odd but not particularly memorable."
Lemus (Trace Elements of Random Tea Parties, 2003) piles on the melodrama in a gender-bending romance that starts like Howl and ends like a Hallmark card. Read full book review >

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I SEE THE WORLD / YO VEO EL MUNDO by Tom Luna
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"A promising premise, marred by too much vocabulary for younger readers. (Bilingual picture book. 2-5)"
Luna's largely interrogative bilingual title barrages preschoolers with vocabulary in seven plotless two-page spreads. Read full book review >

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LETTERS FOREVER / CARTAS PARA SIEMPRE by Tom Luna
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Still, the intergenerational intimacy comes through clearly and should leave readers thinking about faraway relatives of their own. (picture glossary). (Bilingual picture book. 7-9)"
Letters exchanged between a San Antonio child and her distant grandfather create a link that bridges miles and years in this slight but loving family story. Read full book review >