Search Results: "Magaly Morales"


BOOK REVIEW

CHAVELA AND THE MAGIC BUBBLE by Monica Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Unfortunately, Morales (A Piñata in a Pine Tree, 2009, etc.) repeats the same facial features, clothing style and range of colors used in her prior works, generalizing the story's pleasing geographical specificity. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Chavela's joy is to chew all kind of gums. Read full book review >

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WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A PALETA?  by Carmen Tafolla
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"A simultaneous dual-language edition presents a parallel Spanish translation that accompanies the English text (ISBN: 978-1-58246-289-9). (Picture book. 3-6)"
In any Latino barrio, the highlight of a summer afternoon filled with the sweet and savory smells of flowers and crispy tacos is the arrival of the paleta vendor with his deliciously cool fruit popsicles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2009

"The inclusion of numerals and the pronunciation of the Spanish words, along with a concluding glossary and pronunciation guide, facilitates reading and makes it absolutely entertaining. (Picture book. 6-9)"
"On the first day of Christmas my amiga gave to me," sings a little girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE NIGHT by Yuyi Morales
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 2007

"Lovely. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little Night hides and Mother Sky must find her behind the hills, in the bats' cave and in the blueberry field. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIÑO WRESTLES THE WORLD by Yuyi Morales
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Sure to be a smash. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Little luchador Niño battles out-of-this-world opponents one by one until he finally meets his match. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUDAS by Yuyi Morales
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A rowdy, raucous return for Niño and a dazzling debut for his most worthy rivals. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Pint-sized luchador Niño captured readers' imaginations in the Pura Belpré Award-winning title Niño Wrestles the World (2014). Now he is back, but this time his baby sisters, Las Hermanitas, have come to steal the show. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"As gifted an artist as she is a storyteller, Morales is in top form here. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Even better, if possible, than its predecessor, Just A Minute! (2003), this original trickster tale pitches Señor Calavera (i.e., Death—rendered as a skeleton topped by a hilariously expressive sugar skull) into a frantic hunt for birthday presents for his elderly friend Grandma Beetle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST A MINUTE! by Yuyi Morales
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Lit with dancing lines and warm colors, Morales's illustrations enhance the appeal of this winning story even further. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Winking and nodding as she goes, a Latino grandmother will charm readers as she charms Death Himself in this original counting-cum-trickster tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RAG DOLL PLAGUES by Alejandro Morales
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Morales (The Brick People, Death of an Anglo—both 1988) offers a novel that exhibits the very qualities it celebrates: energy, hopefulness, a reverence for roots."
Swarms of butterflies and hummingbirds, a jaguar on a leash, a hero who's writing himself into existence, beneficent ghosts of ancestors—all the trappings of post-Borges magic realism are gathered in this undeniably derivative and yet often quite funny, quirky meditation on Mexican-American relations, the politics of epidemics and the uses of history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"Impassioned but fragmented."
A rambling stream-of-consciousness on "the essence of what it is to be Latino/Hispanic." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRLS IN MY TOWN by Angela Morales
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2016

"Essays that are as thematically ambitious as they are deeply personal."
Morales (English/Glendale Community Coll.) debuts with a compellingly rendered collection of essays, the winner of the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize.Read full book review >