Search Results: "Marina Gutman Castañeda"


BOOK REVIEW

A NEW TIME FOR MEXICO by Carlos Fuentes
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"In the end, Fuentes refuses to make a clear, definitive statement on the crises facing Mexico, a sad thing in a writer who once made his country comprehensible to the world."
Desultory essays, mostly uninspired, on Mexico, following closely behind the noted author's execrable roman it clef Diana (1995). Read full book review >

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THE ACTIVE SIDE OF INFINITY by Carlos Castañeda
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"This is hardly an original idea, and it can—t justify wading through Castaneda's welter of self-indulgence, which might translate better to a bumper-sticker adage."
Dense, narcissistic musings on death and the shaman's life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ART OF DREAMING by Carlos Castañeda
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 4, 1993

"The Art of Dozing is more like it."
The eighth—and one hopes the last—book about Castaneda's apprenticeship with the Yaqui Indian sorcerer Don Juan Matus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GET RICH QUICK CLUB by Dan Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Fans of Gregory Maguire's Hamlet Chronicles will enjoy this fluffy, summer read with a fun twist ending. (Fiction 8-12)"
Eleven-year-old Gina Tumolo loves money and wants nothing more than to make a million dollars this summer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAÑANA FOREVER? by Jorge G. Castañeda
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2011

"An informed, persuasive analysis of the attitudinal adjustments and concrete changes required for Mexico to thrive in the 21st century."
A distinguished scholar charts the many contradictions that shape and afflict Mexico. Read full book review >

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RETURN OF THE HOMEWORK MACHINE by Dan Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2009

"Briskly told, this middle-grade adventure should have wide appeal. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sitting in the local police station, sixth graders Snik, Judy, Kelsey and Brenton and their teacher recount the events that led them there: the loss of a unique computer chip and their search in the Grand Canyon for Egyptian treasure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SATCH AND ME by Dan Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Gutman has again crafted a delightful mix of humor, magic and history surrounded by the sheer joy of baseball. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Stosh is back in a new time-travel baseball adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The author gives Qwerty a mild case of ADD, just to jump on that bandwagon, but his light touch makes this a painless introduction to a pivotal person in American history as well as a knee-slapper for 'Time Warp Trio' fans. (Fiction. 10-13)"
In this laugh-out-loud sequel to The Edison Mystery (not reviewed), seventh-grade computer whiz Qwerty Stevens sucks Ben Franklin out of the past for a tour of the modern world, then follows him back to 1776 to witness the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EUSTACE & CLYDE by Marina Aizen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Warm and cheerful with just a dash of house-hunting entertainment. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Two koala bears look for a new home that's a little less crowded and noisy, but the search isn't so simple in Aizen's (Mary Had a Little Lamb, 2013, etc.) newest picture book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU ONLY DIE TWICE by Dan Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Like the increasingly quarrelsome McDonalds, readers will be feeling travel fatigue long before the author's concluding teaser for Book 4. (Adventure. 10-12)"
Teen brainiacs Coke and Pepsi McDonald's cross-country jaunt runs out of gas on its third leg, despite continued silly predicaments and threats of sudden death. Read full book review >

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ROBERTO & ME by Dan Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"A less veteran author might struggle to pack all of this in, but Gutman delivers just the right blend of action and information before closing with both a table of Clemente's career stats and a list of eco-activist websites. (Baseball fantasy. 10-12)"
In the tenth of the Baseball Card Adventures, young Joe "Stosh" Stoshack goes back in time to warn star player and renowned humanitarian Roberto Clemente not to board the plane full of relief supplies that crashed, killing him, in 1972. Read full book review >