Search Results: "Tami T Morales"


BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO BE A RUBBER BAND by Erik E. Morales
Released: Sept. 16, 2013

"A concrete how-to aimed at helping readers become more resilient."
Morales (Education/New Jersey City Univ.; How Protective Factors Mitigate Risk and Facilitate Academic Resilience Among Poor Minority College Students, 2010, etc.) offers a practical self-help book that addresses trauma and some people's remarkable ability to bounce back from it. Read full book review >

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NIÑO WRESTLES THE WORLD by Yuyi Morales
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Sure to be a smash. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Little luchador Niño battles out-of-this-world opponents one by one until he finally meets his match. Read full book review >

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DEEPER THAN THE DEAD by Tami Hoag
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 29, 2009

"Once again, bestselling Hoag (The Alibi Man, 2007, etc.) plots craftily and creates characters readers root for."
Nail-biting thriller about a vicious serial killer with a particularly creepy MO. Read full book review >

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LITTLE NIGHT by Yuyi Morales
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 2007

"Lovely. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little Night hides and Mother Sky must find her behind the hills, in the bats' cave and in the blueberry field. Read full book review >

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RUDAS by Yuyi Morales
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A rowdy, raucous return for Niño and a dazzling debut for his most worthy rivals. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Pint-sized luchador Niño captured readers' imaginations in the Pura Belpré Award-winning title Niño Wrestles the World (2014). Now he is back, but this time his baby sisters, Las Hermanitas, have come to steal the show. Read full book review >

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THE RAG DOLL PLAGUES by Alejandro Morales
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Morales (The Brick People, Death of an Anglo—both 1988) offers a novel that exhibits the very qualities it celebrates: energy, hopefulness, a reverence for roots."
Swarms of butterflies and hummingbirds, a jaguar on a leash, a hero who's writing himself into existence, beneficent ghosts of ancestors—all the trappings of post-Borges magic realism are gathered in this undeniably derivative and yet often quite funny, quirky meditation on Mexican-American relations, the politics of epidemics and the uses of history. Read full book review >

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ABC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"As gifted an artist as she is a storyteller, Morales is in top form here. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Even better, if possible, than its predecessor, Just A Minute! (2003), this original trickster tale pitches Señor Calavera (i.e., Death—rendered as a skeleton topped by a hilariously expressive sugar skull) into a frantic hunt for birthday presents for his elderly friend Grandma Beetle. Read full book review >

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JUST A MINUTE! by Yuyi Morales
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Lit with dancing lines and warm colors, Morales's illustrations enhance the appeal of this winning story even further. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Winking and nodding as she goes, a Latino grandmother will charm readers as she charms Death Himself in this original counting-cum-trickster tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"Impassioned but fragmented."
A rambling stream-of-consciousness on "the essence of what it is to be Latino/Hispanic." Read full book review >

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ASHES TO ASHES by Tami Hoag
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 9, 1999

"Though Hoag grows more and more adept at juggling a complex plot, her sort of violent entertainment isn—t for everyone."
Hoag continues to exploit the theme of mutilated women (A Thin Dark Line, 1997, etc.) in a romance thriller about the hunt for a serial killer. Read full book review >

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NIGHT SINS by Tami Hoag
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 15, 1995

"Sliding unashamedly from police procedural to purple prose, Hoag savvily steeps her novel in the conventions of steamy romance, where the color of the police chief's 'whiskey' eyes are as important as the clues."
In Hoag's swell, sexy thriller (after Lucky's Lady, 1992), an eight-year-old boy is kidnapped, and two emotionally battered cops find love. Read full book review >

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COLD COLD HEART by Tami Hoag
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"A top-notch psychological thriller."
In Hoag's (The 9th Girl, 2013, etc.) latest, talented young newscaster Dana Nolan is left to navigate a psychological maze after escaping a serial killer.Read full book review >