Search Results: "Tony Rosa"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SCHOOLBOY by Tony Rosa
Released: March 18, 2008

"A fresh, subtle take on timeless verities for young readers."
That most primal of ordeals-a lousy round of golf-imparts life lessons to a callow adolescent in this winsome coming-of-age fable. Read full book review >

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THE PRESIDENT'S CADDY by Tony Rosa
Released: July 4, 2014

"An elegant tale, perfect for golfers and nongolfers alike."
In Rosa's (Birdie, 2012, etc.) novel, Sam Parma, an observant, self-conscious teenager, learns about life, love, human nature and himself as he caddies for an ex-president at a local golf tournament. Read full book review >

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THE LAST WILD PLACE by Rosa Jordan
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The issues of development and declining habitats, and the importance of protecting 'these last wild places' are made both real and exciting for middle-grade readers. (Internet resources) (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this absorbing sequel to Lost Goat Lane (2004) and The Goatnappers (2007), almost 13-year-old Chip Martin discovers a mother panther and her two cubs while exploring the "Old Place," an abandoned farm near his home in rural south Florida, the back half of which is still in native vegetation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEMOIRS OF LETICIA VALLE by Rosa Chacel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

"A notable debut."
First published in 1945 and now making its US debut: in luminous prose, an elliptical tale of seduction from one of Spain's leading women writers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LOVE, MY LOVE by Rosa Guy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Bring on the violins: a hopelessly two-dimensional story rendered more so by its sentimentality."
Trinidadian-born Guy (The Sun, the Sea, and a Touch of the Wind, 1995, etc.) offers an excruciatingly atmospheric retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOLEDAD SIGH-SIGHS/SOLEDAD SUSPIROS by Rigoberto González
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2003

"These strengths, combined with González's insights into the child's mind, create a visually inviting and emotionally encouraging experience, but one that will likely function better as a shared reading between adult and child rather than a child's read-alone. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Soledad (whose name means solitude) sighs because she is a latchkey kid. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROSA PARKS by Rosa Parks
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 3, 1992

"B&w photos, chronology, & index not seen. (Autobiography. 10+)"
Even those familiar with her name will realize on reading this engrossing account how little they really know of Parks's life and the events that surrounded the dawning Civil Rights movement. Read full book review >

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THE MUSIC OF SUMMER by Rosa Guy
FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"Significantly, Sarah is reading Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye (1970), a more trenchant exploration of the same theme. (Fiction. YA)"
The politics of skin color in the black community: Brilliant Sarah, one year into Juilliard, is trying to mend her long friendship with blue-eyed Cathy; but Cathy, now involved with a group of lighter-skinned friends and jealous of Sarah's talents, adamantly rejects her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABSENT LOVE by Rosa Montero
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 1991

"A tidy ending for a sometimes daring, sometimes timid account of social upheaval in late 20th-century Europe."
It's easy to see why this caustic, cleareyed novel—Montero's English-language debut—was a bestseller in Spain four years after Franco's death in 1975. Read full book review >

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THE DELTA FUNCTION by Rosa Montero
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 1992

"Could the translation be partly to blame?"
The second novel from well-known Spanish journalist Montero to be translated in the Nebraska European Women Writers Series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOATNAPPERS by Rosa Jordan
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"The goatnappers' amusing antics and Justin's challenging choices make this a good read for middle-graders. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this sequel to Lost Goat Lane (2004), the endearing Martin family returns with the focus on 14-year-old Justin. Read full book review >