Search Results: "Rene King Moreno"


BOOK REVIEW

PAPI’S GIFT by Karen Stanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"This sweet, gentle story of the love between a father and daughter separated by circumstances is enhanced by details in the warm pastel illustrations. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Graciela, a young girl living in a country south of the U.S., tells of waiting for the gift that her Papi has promised for her seventh birthday. Read full book review >

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UNCLE MONARCH AND THE DAY OF THE DEAD by Judy Goldman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Try George Ancona's Pablo Remembers: The Fiesta of the Day of the Dead (1993), with its vibrant photos, to give readers a stronger experience of the holiday. (glossary, note) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Lupita's uncle dies a few days before the important celebration of Día de Muertos, when the souls of the dead are welcomed back by friends and relatives with special foods and flowers in cemeteries. Read full book review >

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SIESTA by Ginger Foglesong Guy
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 2005

"Warm and charming, this treat invites young readers to broaden their linguistic horizons. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this festive companion to their Fiesta (1996), Guy and Moreno again combine a brief bilingual text with full-page, full-color illustrations brimming with soft-edged details. Read full book review >

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!FIESTA! by Ginger Foglesong Guy
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

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¡BRAVO! by Ginger Foglesong Guy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"The loving relatives maintain a supportive role in this successful celebration of innovative play. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Guy and Moreno (Siesta, 2005, etc.) continue this family's familiar adventures with an imaginative outdoor romp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Other Side of Him by Alice Rene
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2016

"A touching and sometimes-chilling survivor's tale."
A grad student dates a debonair doctor with a dark side in this historical novel. Read full book review >

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THE CHILD FINDER by Rene Denfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Denfeld's intentions are good, but her tone strikes the wrong notes."
A gifted investigator combs Oregon's snowy mountain forests for a missing girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2011

"Refreshingly free of moralistic lectures about the collective failure of the American health-care system, Christensen's book is a wry, sincere story that makes the need for change inescapably obvious."
A physician's memoir of his years working with homeless youth. Read full book review >

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HADRIANA IN ALL MY DREAMS by Rene Depestre
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"An icon of Haitian literature serves up a hotblooded, rib-ticking, warmhearted mélange of ghost story, cultural inquiry, folk art, and véritable l'amour."
If you've ever wondered what ingredients to use to create a zombie out of a living person (and how exactly does one extract the bones of a garter snake's middle ear?), your search ends with this one-of-a-kind novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Obviously ready for a film or TV treatment: the theatrical mouthpiece is still defending the accused."
A defiant criminal-defense lawyer speaks for himself, though his testimony is largely a fan letter to his favorite client, a man "who's achieved a certain stature," the late John Gotti. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A gripping tale hampered by middling execution."
An up-close journalistic investigation of street families: groups of young adults who live on the seamy outskirts of dozens of American cities and towns. Read full book review >