Search Results: "Sergio Troncoso"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"With its skillful pairing of conflict over religious and familial obligations with the backdrop of a Mexican-American family's love for one another, Troncoso's novel is an engaging literary achievement."
Troncoso tells the story of a Mexican-American family as they come to terms with their cultural heritage over a span of 40 years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST TORTILLA by Sergio Troncoso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 1999

"He's a respecter of persons, and in turn his characters earn your affection and respect."
paper 0-8165-1961-7 The Last Tortilla ($40.00; paper $17.95; Sept. 3; 240 pp.; 0-8165-1960-9; paper 0-8165-1961-7). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OUR LOST BORDER by Sarah Cortez
NON-FICTION
Released: March 20, 2013

"A tough but eye-opening read."
What has been lost is not a political boundary line between the United States and Mexico, but a 60-mile-wide cultural area above and below that line; the issues raised by the voices here reflect how and why that border has become a zone of fear, violence and bloody murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >