Search Results: "Joaquin Ramon Herrera"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Though speaking of cheap, some pages, particularly toward the end, are so poorly printed as to be illegible. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
The author leaves it to his imaginary friend Horris to squire readers through several dozen spread-sized excursions into the realm of the icky—from leeches, intestinal parasites and the spiny Candiru fish that makes sub-surface urinating into the Amazon so exciting, to the guillotine and the real Bluebeard. Read full book review >

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THE LONG WAIT FOR TOMORROW by Joaquin Dorfman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"A wild, thought-provoking, heartbreaking jolt of a ride through astrophysics, friendship, Armani suits and heartache. (Science fiction. YA)"
Wallflower Patrick Saint has always taken second place to his cocky, bullying, football-star of a best friend, Kelly McDermott, who seems to have everything. Read full book review >

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ABCS ON WINGS by Ramon Olivera
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 21, 2015

"This title lines up between a realistic approach and a comic one, soaring along nicely. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Fasten your seat belts: here's another alphabet book featuring airplanes. Does this one take flight over the others? Read full book review >

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ABCS ON WHEELS by Ramon Olivera
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"Start your engines! (Picture book. 4-7)"
Moving vehicles are not a new theme for alphabet books, but only a few tackle a variety of machines rather than focusing on just one type; this is one of those exceptions. Read full book review >

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HOPE IS A FERRIS WHEEL by Robin Herrera
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"Well-constructed, thought-provoking and appealing, this first effort bodes well for the author's future despite some minor missteps. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Debut author Herrera deftly combines family drama with a school and friendship story. Read full book review >

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THE INVINCIBLE FLYING EAGLE by Perto Herrera
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 2, 2013

"A realistic and disturbing glimpse into an unenviable childhood."
A memoir about a childhood of sexual abuse from debut author Herrera. Read full book review >

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MATISSE by Hayden Herrera
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"This leads to a study thick with surface details (many of the paintings are closely described) but too shallow to encompass the inner currents. (Twenty-eight color, 80 b&w illustrations—not seen)"
Sympathetic bio-critical study of the French painter once savaged for his radical style. Read full book review >

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PLAYING IT COOL by Joaquin Dorfman
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 23, 2006

"Curiously missing pronouns result in a choppy style, but the story is compelling and draws to a satisfying conclusion. (Fiction. YA)"
Known to his classmates as a problem-solver, Sebastian is a con man with a conscience. Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN WHO HAD TWO NAVELS AND TALES OF THE TROPICAL GOTHIC by Nick Joaquin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"Steeped in Filipino history and culture, Joaquin's work is a welcome discovery."
A collection of short stories and a play by Joaquin (1917-2004), one of the Philippines' leading writers in English, who finds passion and melodrama in the nation's colonial and Catholic history. Read full book review >

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CHRONICLES of A SEER by Ramon Santos
NON-FICTION
Released: May 30, 2014

"For evangelical Christian readers, Santos offers a lively account of being a spiritual force in a darkness-haunted world."
One Christian's account of being a biblical-style seer in the modern day. Read full book review >

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LISTENING TO STONE by Hayden Herrera
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 21, 2015

"Although reticent about putting forth her own insights about her subject's mind and heart, Herrera gives readers an ample, thorough analysis of his estimable art."
A comprehensive biography of a sculptor of stone and space. Read full book review >

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ARSHILE GORKY by Hayden Herrera
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2003

"A welcome introduction to the work of a painter famed in his day but now largely forgotten."
A lucid life of the émigré Expressionist painter. Read full book review >