Search Results: "Sergio Martinez"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 1996

"His recitation of statistics regarding current handgun sales within the US and his subsequent appeal to the basic humanity of young readers are the book's best lessons of all. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Meltzer (Hold Your Horses!, 1995, etc.) presents a sobering overview of the tools and techniques of battle, from prehistoric times to the present, in an intelligent, direct, and necessarily brief style: The subject is so immense that he doesn't spend too much time on any particular topic. Read full book review >

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A BALLAD OF THE CIVIL WAR by Mary Stolz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 1997

Stolz (Coco Grimes, 1994, etc.) fleshes out—barely—a sentimental Civil War ballad about brothers who share a hobby horse, and years later, another steed in the aftermath of battle. Read full book review >

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SERGIO SAVES THE GAME! by Edel Rodriguez
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Victory is sweet, especially when it's earned. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Enthusiastic but clumsy—"It's not you, it's all this ice!" says his mother, but the other penguins don't seem to have a problem—Sergio finds himself playing goal in a last-ditch attempt to keep himself in the game. Read full book review >

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SERGIO MAKES A SPLASH! by Edel Rodriguez
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

"Sergio comes with his own website, but a celebrity like Olivia he's not—more of an everypenguin, whose angst in the face of new experiences will strike a chord in many young children. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Sergio the Argentinian penguin loves drinking, splashing and playing with water, but he can't swim—which makes for some anxious moments when his class takes a field trip to the ocean. Read full book review >

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SERGIO AND THE HURRICANE by Alexandra Wallner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"This upbeat story about a loving Puerto Rican family will strike a reassuring chord. (author's notes on hurricanes) (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Sergio of San Juan, Puerto Rico, hears a storm is coming, he hopes it will be a hurricane. Read full book review >

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HAPPY DAYS, UNCLE SERGIO by Magali Garcia Ramis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1995

"One of those finely wrought but lifeless first novels that overflow with texture and period detail but shortchange their characters."
The first US appearance of a bestselling Puerto Rican debut novel, originally published in 1986, that tries hard for significance as it evokes close family ties. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2000

"In a year full of Cinderella variations, this one is a welcome addition. (Fairy tale. 6-9)"
This tender version of the Cinderella story comes from the American Southwest. Read full book review >

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THE MIDNIGHT WAR OF MATEO MARTINEZ by Robin Yardi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A magnificent novel that defines what it is to be an older brother, a friend, and, yes, even a knight. (appendix) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
"Nobody believed me when I said two skunks stole my old trike. But I'd seen those stinkers take it. Swear." Read full book review >

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THIS IS NOT A PICTURE BOOK by Sergio Ruzzier
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"This is a (great) picture book! (Picture book. 4-8)"
A metafictive delight of a picture book. Read full book review >

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HEY, RABBIT! by Sergio Ruzzier
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Their satisfied imaginations fill whole pages, and friendship emanates from every wriggle. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The twin powers of friendship and imagination are stunningly portrayed with utter simplicity. Read full book review >