Search Results: "José Pérez Montero"


BOOK REVIEW

SEEK AND FIND BIBLE STORIES by Carl Anker Mortensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Purists may object to a contemporary boy (and irrelevant objects) inserted into biblical scenes, but many children who seek the mental challenge of this format will find this fascinating. (Picture book/religion. 6-9)"
In the style of Where's Waldo?, a modern-day boy named Mike is camouflaged within busy illustrations of well-known Bible stories featuring dozens of tiny and similarly clad characters for sharp-eyed young readers to peruse. Read full book review >

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COWBOY JOSÉ by Susan Middleton Elya
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"Recommended mainly for its language possibilities. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Rollicking rhymed "Spanglish" couplets tell the tale of "Cowboy José, the vaquero" and his faithful horse Feo who "ride 'cross the prairie and belt out a song," and then get involved with a gal named Rosita, who is pretty—bonita. Read full book review >

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JOSÉ! BORN TO DANCE by Susanna Reich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"An inspiring tribute to a major figure in the arts, featuring some of Colón's most moving, powerful work yet. (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
This first introduction for children to renowned dancer and choreographer José Limón pairs equally soaring text and visuals. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR JOSÉ by Harel Shapira
Released: May 1, 2013

"A valuable look at the birth of a populist paramilitary formation, one whose opponents may not dismiss so easily after reading this evenhanded book."
A blend of sociology and journalism informs this account of time spent among the self-professed guardians of the U.S.-Mexico border. Read full book review >

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THE TOOTH FAIRY MEETS EL RATÓN PÉREZ by René Colato Laínez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 2010

"And not only is Miguelito rewarded with two shiny coins under his pillow, but readers are treated to a clever introduction to two charming folk customs. (author's note, glossary of Spanish terms) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mexican-American Miguelito loses his tooth and so begins an amusing battle between the Tooth Fairy and El Ratón Pérez. Read full book review >

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THE VILLA MARINI by Gloria Montero
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 1997

"More hype than heart."
A first novel with a lush Australian setting that charts the predictable rise and fall of a strong and—what else?—beautiful woman undone by love—and by a schematic plot. Read full book review >

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DANCING TO “ALMENDRA” by Mayra Montero
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"There's simply too much of everything. Montero captures the reader's attention, but the story flies apart before the reader can take hold of it."
Organized crime and disorganized personal relations are tightly intertwined in the prolific Cuban-born Puerto Rican author's latest (The Captain of the Sleepers, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE DELTA FUNCTION by Rosa Montero
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 1992

"Could the translation be partly to blame?"
The second novel from well-known Spanish journalist Montero to be translated in the Nebraska European Women Writers Series. Read full book review >

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ABSENT LOVE by Rosa Montero
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 1991

"A tidy ending for a sometimes daring, sometimes timid account of social upheaval in late 20th-century Europe."
It's easy to see why this caustic, cleareyed novel—Montero's English-language debut—was a bestseller in Spain four years after Franco's death in 1975. Read full book review >

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THE LAST NIGHT I SPENT WITH YOU by Mayra Montero
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"An insouciantly witty celebration of the mingled folly and grandeur of physical love and its discontents. The best so far from one of Latin America's most impressive recent exports."
The Cuban-born author's fifth novel (and third in English translation, following In the Palm of Darkness, 19xx, and The Messenger, 19xx) depicts in profuse erotic detail the temptations to which a middle-aged married couple separately succumb during a Caribbean vacation voyage. Read full book review >

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PABLO & JANE AND THE HOT AIR CONTRAPTION by José Domingo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Original art and visually engrossing worlds will have readers visiting this book over and over again.(Graphic adventure. 5-7)"
A duo's blasé afternoon deviates into an unexpected journey crossing dimension and time. Read full book review >

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AS TIME WENT BY by José Sanabria
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2016

"A lovely, rich book to spend time with. (Picture book. 4-8)"
South American artist Sanabria offers a picture book about a ship and so much more. Read full book review >