Search Results: "Miguel Benítez"


BOOK REVIEW

ZAPATO POWER by Jacqueline Jules
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"An unusually appealing early chapter book. (Fiction. 6-9)"
When a mysterious gift turns out to be superpowered purple sneakers, Freddie Ramos looks for ways to be a superhero. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Boys who are able early readers will particularly appreciate this series; a third title is already on the way. (Fiction. 6-8)"
Still hoping to find an occasion to be a superhero, Freddie Ramos finds it hard to keep the superspeed he gets from his shoes a secret in daily life. Mr. Vaslov, their inventor, gives him a wristband he hopes will control them, but instead of slowing down his shoes, it gives him a super spring. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2011

"The author provides an intriguing, nuts-and-bolts view of brain research, but readers without a background in physical science will have a frustrating time."
The wonders to come when thoughts control not only us but our tools, communications and artificial body parts. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An engaging, darkly comedic tale."
In Sandoe's debut novel, a man's cancer diagnosis leads him on a supernatural journey. Read full book review >

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MEMORIAS DE UN CAMALEON by Miguel De La Cruz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2013

"A creative, evocative mix of stories."
A debut collection of short fiction, mostly in Spanish, addressing aspects of the Mexican and Mexican-American experiences. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2015

"A lively, if not thorough, overview of jazz's origins."
A debut book that examines American jazz's early history, focusing mainly on legendary composer George Gershwin. Read full book review >

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THE WARS OF OUR ANCESTORS by Miguel Delibes
Released: July 1, 1992

"Still, English-speaking readers of Delibes, and of contemporary Spanish writing, will want to keep abreast."
Spanish novelist Delibes (The Hedge, Five Hours with Mario—a monologue) here uses a series of psychiatric interviews to make a spare, dialogical novel. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 2014

"A resounding success that will have audiences begging for more."
In this YA fantasy debut, a lonely boy discovers that his fate is tied to a hidden realm. Read full book review >

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ILUSTRADO by Miguel Syjuco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2010

"First novels rarely show such reach and depth."
An ambitious debut novel, winner of the Man Asian Literary Prize, introduces an author of limitless promise. Read full book review >

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RACHEL'S SONG by Miguel Barnet
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1991

A slim fictionalized memoir, by Cuban writer Barnet, of one of those women whom the author would like to present not only as a mistress to an age but as witness to the great events of her lifetime. Read full book review >

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YOU AND ME, ME AND YOU by Miguel Tanco
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"A charming reminder to stop and smell the roses with a child. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In perfect pairings, Tanco's spare illustrations combine with brief text to show all the joys and wonders children introduce to their parents' lives. Read full book review >