Search Results: "S.F. Guerra"


BOOK REVIEW

VARJAK PAW by S.F. Said
by S.F. Said, illustrated by Dave McKean
ANIMALS
Released: May 13, 2003

"Although the suspenseful atmosphere slides rather abruptly into surreal horror at the climax, several dangling plotlines will encourage readers to hope for the return of Varjak and his endearing companions. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
A touch of magic realism lends spooky charm to Said's animal fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PHOENIX by S.F. Said
by S.F. Said, illustrated by Dave McKean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"An astrological twist on an age-old story; the echoes of Star Wars, The Golden Compass, and A Wrinkle in Time should win it fans. (Science fiction. 10-13)"
Young Lucky is awakened one night to discover his linens seared by fire after having a dream of flying among the stars—but it was no dream. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UPSIDE DOWN by Shannon Guerra
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"A thoughtful, faith-based read that provides engaging insights on attachment issues."
A candid self-help book about forming bonds with adopted children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TORN by Stephanie Guerra
Released: April 1, 2012

"A strong new voice. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
This engrossing story of a good girl's fascination with her wild new friend strikes chords that will resonate with many teens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A practical, enjoyable guide to forming rewarding romantic relationships."
There is a scientific theory behind the ways we approach and develop adult relationships, write neuroscientist Levine and social psychologist Heller, and understanding how it works will help you find the right mate—or improve your existing partnership. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ORDER OF THE OWLS by Elisa Puricelli Guerra
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"Predictable but appealing for series fans. (Adventure. 7-10)"
A red-haired foundling makes friends and begins a promising set of adventures on the ninth anniversary of her discovery in a travel bag in London's Victoria Station. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE DOCTOR / EL DOCTORCITO by Juan J. Guerra
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2017

"The stilted and didactic dialogue takes this potentially useful bilingual title from inspirational to self-congratulatory. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Ten-year-old Salvador accompanies his grandmother, who does not speak English, to a community clinic in order to translate for her. Read full book review >