Search Results: "Kurtis Scaletta"


BOOK REVIEW

MAMBA POINT by Kurtis Scaletta
ANIMALS
Released: July 13, 2010

"Linus eventually begins to sort out his place in the world—or at least in his area of influence—in a tale tinted with magical realism that is by turns scary and very funny. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Scaletta's expertly voiced narrative offers an experience of Africa—specifically, Monrovia, Liberia, in 1982—through the eyes of Linus, a Dayton, Ohio, seventh grader whose family has just arrived for a diplomatic posting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROOTING FOR RAFAEL ROSALES by Kurtis Scaletta
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 25, 2017

"Full of heart and hope. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A young man grows up in the Dominican Republic with ambitions to play baseball while a young girl in Minnesota finds the world both bigger and more encouraging when she becomes his fan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUDVILLE by Kurtis Scaletta
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2009

"While the outcome of the replayed baseball game and Roy's heroics are typical of the genre, there is no real denouement to all the other elements, and in the end readers probably won't care. (Fiction. 9-12)"
The rain started in the fourth inning of the big game between two rival towns. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TANGLEWOOD TERROR by Kurtis Scaletta
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

Creeping, invasive, blue-glowing mushrooms threaten to destroy a Maine town unless the intrepid hero, eighth-grader Eric, can fend them off. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Points well-made, well-taken, and well-worthy of discussion."
Europeans despise us for it, religious leaders decry it, politicians hang their careers on it. The death penalty is part of the American landscape. And it's just plain wrong. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN AUNT LENA DID THE RHUMBA by Eileen Kurtis-Kleinman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

Kurtis-Kleinman's debut sets out to tickle children silly with the hijinks of narrator Sophie's lovable, irrepressible, show-biz-in-its-blood extended family. Read full book review >