Search Results: "Pat Mora"


BOOK REVIEW

THE RAINBOW TULIP by Pat Mora
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Sayles's softly colored illustrations, by turns wistful and vibrant, capture the times and the tone as a young child finds her place in her parents' new country. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Set in El Paso, Texas, in the 1920s, this moving family memoir focuses on Mora's mother as a child, who participated in her own way in a May Day parade. Read full book review >

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HOUSE OF HOUSES by Pat Mora
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 5, 1997

"In a language deftly mingling the natural cadences of speech and precise, poetic imagery, Mora believably summons up both a group of tough, loving, idiosyncratic survivors and a vivid, detailed portrait of life in the southwest in this century. (12 b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A lyrical celebration of several generations of a Mexican- American family in El Paso, Tex., by a poet and essayist (Nepantla, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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DIZZY IN YOUR EYES: Poems About Love by Pat Mora
POETRY
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"A must read for lovestruck teens, whether they're poets or not. (Poetry. 12 & up)"
A lovely collection of poems about the uncertainties of teenage love in all its greatness and through all its varied forms of expression. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"Colón's gorgeous illustrations (with his round, swirling scratchboard style in warm, buttery colors) steal the show here, as the pleasantly rhythmic but overly meandering tall tale isn't arresting enough plot-wise to avoid bogging down in its heaps of hyperbole. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Doña Flor, beautiful giantess of the American Southwest, is so tall she plucks estrellas from the sky and grabs snow from mountaintops to wake herself up in the morning. Read full book review >

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A BIRTHDAY BASKET FOR TIA by Pat Mora
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1992

"Cecilia and her family are charming. (Picture book. 2- 6)"
Great-aunt T°a is 90, and the whole family is getting ready to surprise her on her birthday. Read full book review >

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HERE, KITTY, KITTY!/VEN, GATITA, VEN! by Pat Mora
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Preschoolers learning or proficient in either language will smile along. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This entry in Mora's highly successful bilingual series My Family/Mi Familia introduces a family's energetic new kitty/gatita, whose mischievous antics inside and outside the house are all forgiven with warm affection. Read full book review >

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SWEET DREAMS/DULCES SUEÑOS by Pat Mora
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: June 1, 2008

"Mi Familia series brings a soothing tone to a nightly ritual universal in any language or culture. (Picture book. 1-3)"
While all the animals and birds are sleeping and the stars are shining and the moon is smiling, Abuelita tucks her little grandson and two granddaughters in with kisses and wishes for sweet dreams. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LET’S EAT!/¡A COMER! by Pat Mora
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"This is the first in a new bilingual series for young children created by a major proponent of family literacy initiatives. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Three young children share the pleasure of sitting down to an inviting family dinner in their cozy suburban house. Read full book review >

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LISTEN TO THE DESERT/OYE AL DESIERTO by Pat Mora
ANIMALS
Released: April 18, 1994

"An attractive book for introducing the desert- -and a second language—to young children. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A very simple text, with each line (``Listen to coyote call, ar-ar-aooo, ar-ar-aooo/El coyote canta, ah£££, ah£££, ah£££''; ``Listen to the wind spin, zoom, zoom, zoom...'') repeated twice in English plus twice in Spanish, becomes a rhythmic, lyrical bilingual chant suggesting the onomatopoeic powers of both tongues. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2009

"The inclusion of numerals and the pronunciation of the Spanish words, along with a concluding glossary and pronunciation guide, facilitates reading and makes it absolutely entertaining. (Picture book. 6-9)"
"On the first day of Christmas my amiga gave to me," sings a little girl. Read full book review >

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JOIN HANDS! by Pat Mora
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"The full poem is included at the end with color-coded lines to help readers understand its structure, along with a friendly explanation of the form. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Lively photographs celebrate both individuality and community. Read full book review >

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A LIBRARY FOR JUANA by Pat Mora
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 12, 2002

"Nevertheless, this magnificent offering, interspersed with Spanish phrases, and filled with authentic details in its illustrations will be a welcome addition to most library collections. (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
This picture-book biography of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz brings the great 17th-century poet and intellectual, revered throughout Latin America, to the attention of English-speaking children. Read full book review >