Search Results: "Laura Alvarez"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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NIGHTLIGHTS by Lorena Alvarez
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A winner. (Graphic fantasy. 8-10)"
When a young girl's imagination and creativity are co-opted by a mysterious new friend, she must find a way to regain what is rightfully hers. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING TO DECLARE by Julia Alvarez
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 11, 1998

"A pleasing but not probing foray by the author into herself and others."
The much-praised poet and novelist Alvarez (¤Yo!, 1997; How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, 1991; etc.) offers a set of essays and reminiscences, all previously published in magazines or anthologies. Read full book review >

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HOW TÍA LOLA ENDED UP STARTING OVER by Julia Alvarez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A fitting farewell to a memorable character. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Alvarez's series of Tía Lola Stories ends with a mystery sure to please fans and attract new readers. Read full book review >

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THE DOG WALKER by Corwyn Alvarez
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A dark, whimsical adventure that dog-lovers will enjoy."
The life of a young, tormented dog-walker is changed by the people and pets he encounters. Read full book review >

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A MOST IMPROBABLE JOURNEY by Walter Alvarez
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"The science is impeccable, the history a tad simplistic. An Ascent of Man-like approach to the subject of Big History would be most welcome, but this isn't quite it."
Count yourself lucky that you live on a planet with gravity—and silicon. Read full book review >

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LAURA MCNEAL
by Poornima Apte

It was in 2002 when Laura McNeal was writing a magazine article about the evolution of home economics classes, that she walked up a stone staircase to a peculiar cottage called the Practice House in Fallbrook, California. “It had been built during the Depression because parents and teachers feared—incredibly—that high school girls weren’t learning the Home Arts,” McNeal recalls ...


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SHEDDING LIGHT ON CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
by Julie Danielson

An open-ended story about creativity and overcoming fears—a tale that is, at turns, dark and comforting—Nighlights is the writing debut of Colombian illustrator Lorena Alvarez. It’s the story of a young girl named Sandy, who attends a Catholic school. At night, she catches little lights that float around her room, and she turns them into the stuff of her ...


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BOOK REVIEW

RETURN TO SENDER by Julia Alvarez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"Though it lacks nuance, still a must-read. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Tyler is the son of generations of Vermont dairy farmers. Read full book review >

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FINDING MIRACLES by Julia Alvarez
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 12, 2004

"Written with immediacy and charm, there is accessibility to the very American Milly's attitudes and ideas that will help readers accompany her on her journey of discovery and growth. (Fiction. YA)"
Ninth-grader Milly struggles to deny her adopted status in a loving family until she begins to understand her origins through a friendship with Pablo, a new arrival from her country of birth. Read full book review >

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HOW TÍA LOLA SAVED THE SUMMER by Julia Alvarez
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2011

"Returning readers will rejoice in reconnecting with the effervescent Tía Lola and the rest of the gang, while even readers new to the tales will want to read more about Vermont's favorite Dominican aunt. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Alvarez returns with another Tía Lola story, replete with adventure and humor. Read full book review >