Search Results: "Marisa Montes"


BOOK REVIEW

A CIRCLE OF TIME by Marisa Montes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"For young teens looking for a good romantic cry. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A tiresomely perfect heroine travels back in time in a melodramatic fantasy. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING WICKED’S IN THOSE WOODS by Marisa Montes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"At once a perceptive look at how regional differences in American culture can either mesh or clash, and a rippingly good ghost story, this should find a large and eager audience. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Montes makes a strong debut with this multistranded tale of two orphaned Puerto Ricans whose struggle to cope with being transplanted to northern California is considerably complicated by encounters with ghosts and other supernatural phenomena. Read full book review >

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WHO’S THAT GIRL? by Marisa Montes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Spanish words and phrases, explained both by context and a glossary, will feel comfortable and comforting to bilingual students, while providing non-Spanish speakers with an appealing introduction to the language. (Fiction. 6-9)"
In this second adventure, Puerto Rican-American Gabí confronts a minor mystery: why is the new girl in the neighborhood so secretive? Read full book review >

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JUAN BOBO GOES TO WORK by Marisa Montes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"His gift is that he makes us laugh, and that is more than enough. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-9)"
The Puerto Rican folk character Juan Bobo, a.k.a. Read full book review >

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LOS GATOS BLACK ON HALLOWEEN by Marisa Montes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A spooky seasonal treat and a great choice for any collection. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Montes's vivid poem, replete with the appropriate creepiness, describes all of the usual—and some not-so-usual—Halloween suspects. Read full book review >

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GET READY FOR GABÍ by Marisa Montes
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"A glossary of Spanish terms is included. (Fiction. 6-9)"
A third-grader of Puerto Rican descent, Gabi (the accent comes later) speaks Spanish at home and English at school. Read full book review >

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PERFECT DAYS by Raphael Montes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Readers of Thomas Harris and Henning Mankell may feel that they've been here before, but a fast and fluent read all the same."
Psychopathology, Carioca style: well-paced but troubling thriller by Brazilian novelist/lawyer Montes. Read full book review >

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EGG-NAPPED! by Martha Montes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"The animated goofiness of Winborn's (Probably Pistachio, 2001, etc.) illustrations gives the right touch of squawking energy to the tale, too. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Montes (Juan Bobo Goes to Work, 2000, etc.) takes a wild-goose chase literally in this rousing, if at times slapdash, versified story. Read full book review >

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BABE IN PARADISE by Marisa Silver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 23, 2001

"A few gems, a few disappointments, a voice to watch."
An uneven first collection from writer/filmmaker Silver. Read full book review >

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JUST WHO THE HELL IS SHE, ANYWAY? by Marisa Acocella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 12, 1994

She is the contemporary everywoman protagonist of Acocella's comic strip for Mirabella, and this is her graphic and graphical life story. Read full book review >

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UNDERWATER by Marisa Reichardt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A moving, reflective exploration of grief, trauma, and how individuals find their paths toward resilience. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Confined to her apartment for four months by crippling panic attacks, Morgan tries to recuperate from the school shooting she witnessed, but her fear of the world's unpredictable dangers hampers her efforts. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Though hamstrung by a depressingly chick-lit-y cover, this total-immersion emotional experience is one readers will both recognize and thoroughly enjoy. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A girl in love with the theater tells the story of her first great love in the form of a script. Read full book review >