Search Results: "Marvin Alonso"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"A fun main character, important lessons and an emphasis on French culture will make this a memorable experience for early readers."
After puppy leaves the farm to live in the city, she must adjust to life with her spoiled poodle sisters, obedience school and her first crush. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

This latest entry in the Landmark Supreme Court Cases series presents the troubling case of Fred Korematsu, a Japanese-American citizen who sued the US government for damages for his time spent in an internment camp during WW II. Read full book review >

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KILLING THE MANDARIN by Juan Alonso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"Swift and engaging right to the last."
Part political thriller, part treatise on the fragility of human interaction, this fine novel from the Argentinean-born Alonso (Althea, 1976, etc., not reviewed) offers a penetrating look into the struggle against oppression, both political and personal. Read full book review >

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LAND MAMMALS OF THE WORLD by Juan Carlos Alonso
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"An eye-filling showcase with much to offer both general browsers and budding biologists. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
A select portrait gallery of terrestrial mammals, enhanced with close-up details and zoological notes. Read full book review >

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THE COIN by Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2013

"A suspenseful, sexy romantic thriller."
In her debut novel, Alonso-Sierra blends action, suspense and steamy romance to tell the story of an up-and-coming artist and the secret agent assigned to protect her against an anonymous terrorist. Read full book review >

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SCHOLASTIC DICTIONARY OF IDIOMS by Marvin Terban
NONFICTION
Released: March 1, 1996

"Nonetheless, this unusual work will intrigue children and may whet their appetites for other explorations of language. (b&w illustrations, indexes) (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Explanations of the meaning and derivation (where known) of over 600 common expressions (``chew the fat,'' ``mad as a wet hen,'' ``straighten up and fly right,'' etc.). Read full book review >

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RENEWING AMERICAN COMPASSION by Marvin Olasky
NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 1996

"A useful but not profound contribution to the current debate."
Only the deserving poor should be helped, argues Olasky (Journalism/Univ. of Texas), as he makes the case for a return to 19th-century welfare strategies and ``traditional American values.'' When President Franklin Pierce in 1854 vetoed mental health legislation inspired by Dorothea Dix's impassioned pleas, he argued that even worthwhile appropriations would push the federal government down a slippery slope and that ``the foundations of charity will be dried up at home.'' For Olasky this event exemplifies the contrast between the true American values of neighborly charity noted by de Tocqueville and the very different movement toward federal welfare that triumphed in Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Stinging often lyrical, Kalb excoriates those who have diminished the profession he loves."
A veteran journalist examines the behavior of the press during the initial days of the Lewinsky scandal—and finds much to condemn. Read full book review >