Search Results: "Marisol Sarrazin"


BOOK REVIEW

SAM FINDS A MONSTER by Mary Labatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"And the young audience will love being in on the joke. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Sam the sheepdog is back, but this time he's on his own and it's not exactly a mystery that's his focus; it's a monster. Read full book review >

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NOSE TO TOES by Marilyn Baillie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"While it can't hold a candle to Pretend You're a Cat (1990), it's an imaginative romp that will have children pretending to be all the creatures they see. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Pretending to be an animal can be fun, especially when there are so many to choose from. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

A Brooklyn teenager's summer plans take an unwelcome turn when her mother sends her away for a year in this chatty, fluent tale, a real change of pace from Chambers's angry, brutal memoir, Mama's Girl (1996). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Marisol's varied, distinctive lifestyle and multiracial family affirms our increasingly blended society and clearly celebrates independent thinking. Brava! (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl celebrates her multiracial background and pride in her individuality through a creative and non-conformist attitude. Read full book review >

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MARISOL MCDONALD Y EL MONSTRUO / MARISOL MCDONALD AND THE MONSTER by Monica Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2016

"Marvelously mismatched Marisol McDonald brings her unique perspective to the exploration of the universal topic of fear. (author's note, bilingual glossary) (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Marisol McDonald hears a bump in the night, her imagination goes wild, making her certain there must be a monster beneath her bed. Read full book review >

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MARISOL MCDONALD AND THE CLASH BASH/MARISOL MCDONALD Y LA FIESTA SIN IGUAL by Monica Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"A broadly appealing bilingual and bicultural celebration of being oneself and the love of family. (author's note, bilingual glossary) (Picture book. 6-8)"
The confident, exuberant, bicultural-and-proud Marisol McDonald is back in this follow-up to Brown's introduction to the character, Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match/Marisol McDonald no combina (2011). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LADY, THE CHEF, AND THE COURTESAN by Marisol
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2003

"Denver banker-turned-first-novelist Marisol overdoes the drippy-mango sexual symbolism, and the writing sometimes clunks, but The Lady . . . has some uncommonly lyrical moments."
A voice from the grave. Read full book review >

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PIECE OF MY HEART by Lynn Maddalena Menna
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 18, 2013

"This attempt at a rags-to-riches tale of a wannabe pop superstar delivers more whining than wailing. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Blessed with an impressive four-octave vocal range, 17-year-old Marisol Reyes is ready to make a name for herself in the glamorous and perilous world of the music industry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEMI-SCRIPTED by Amanda Heger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A lightweight novel with a Latina heroine, a supporting cast of game-show contestants in Halloween costumes, and props that include fake dog poop—think Katie MacAlister meets Jimmy Fallon."
A Nicaraguan nurse visits the United States to compete for a grant and ends up meeting an aspiring television writer from Illinois who's interning on a tanking late-night show. Read full book review >

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ILLEGAL by Paul Levine
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 31, 2009

"Proficient man-on-the-run action notable mainly for some extra surprises that Levine (9 Scorpions, 1998, etc.) squeezes off in the last innings."
A haunted buccaneer of the Los Angeles bar tackles the job of saving an illegal Mexican boy whose life is even more troubled than his own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RECLAIMING PARIS by Fabiola Santiago
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2008

"A true rarity—an erotic yet intelligent tale."
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Santiago's debut novel is a romantic ode to Cuba, "the Paris of the Caribbean," and its diaspora. Read full book review >