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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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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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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DRENCHED by Marisa Matarazzo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2010

"Offbeat and freaky, but a weirdly attractive debut."
Surrealism and eroticism tinge ten stories about love in its various guises. Read full book review >

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THE GOD OF WAR by Marisa Silver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2008

"Finely wrought characters and an illuminating portrait of the secret world of autism makes for a powerful, often tragic tale."
A stunning second novel from Silver (No Direction Home, 2005, etc.): the coming-of-age tale of a boy growing up in the California desert with his autistic brother. Read full book review >

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Thieves Never Steal in the Rain by Marisa Labozzetta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2016

"Warm, often engaging stories about the challenges of five women midway through their lives' journeys."
A collection of short stories about the women in a tightknit family and the sometimes-supernatural difficulties they face. Read full book review >

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LITTLE NOTHING by Marisa Silver
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Disappointing and often just kind of gross."
A postmodern fable by the award-winning author of Mary Coin (2013) and The God of War (2008). Read full book review >

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CANCER VIXEN by Marisa Acocella Marchetto
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Inspirational proof that there's nothing like a death scare to put life into perspective."
A health crisis provides an accomplished cartoonist with the richest material of her career. 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 >