Search Results: "Victor Montejo"


BOOK REVIEW

WHITE FLOWER by Victor Montejo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Especially attractive for Latino and First Nations collections. (source note) (Folktale. 8-12)"
Scholar Montejo recounts the tale of a prince so devastated by the loss of his family and people that he forgets his name. Read full book review >

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THE LAND OF LINES by Victor Hussenot
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A familiar plot retold in imaginative drawings that beg multiple readings. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A boy and a girl explore an unknown world of sharp lines, conquer monsters, and tumble their way into new lands. Read full book review >

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DEL-DEL by Victor Kelleher
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 1992

"A well-plotted and engrossing portrayal of a child's inability to cope with death, from an Australian whose novels have consistently been of interest (Baily's Bones). (Fiction. 12+)"
Sam is seven, brilliant, and deeply disturbed by the death of his sister Laura. Read full book review >

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RESCUE! by Victor Kelleher
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Still, a thought-provoking thriller with a respectable grounding in natural history and human nature. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Appalled by the experimental surgery on two baboons, African-American Jess and Australian David escape with them to the bush near where their scientist parents are working. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A slight but enjoyable read for film fans, theater junkies and '60s nostalgics."
Amusing if fitfully irritating memoir of a (sort-of) brilliant career. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Sure-footed reporting of what one hopes will be a passing moment in history—though all the signs shown here suggest not."
An eye-opening view of a rising generation of would-be martyrs in Israel and Palestine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2001

"A brilliant memoir illuminating a rich and complex life. (20 b&w photographs)"
In language ranging from lush to poignant to erotic to horrifying, an eminent literary scholar recalls his childhood and youth. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Well researched and thoughtful. (b&w photos, not seen)"
In a vividly evocative account, Stater (History/Louisiana State Univ.) weaves social and political history into a plot that reads like a Restoration-era episode of Dallas. Read full book review >

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STUMBLINGS by Victor Altshul
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2013

"A mature poetic effort from a sure-handed rookie."
A sensitive, precise and moving first offering from a poet of real promise. Read full book review >

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OMON RA by Victor Pelevin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"It's the work of an exciting new talent, and one hopes his other fiction will soon be in English translation as well."
A vigorous satire on the Soviet space program is combined with a thoughtful dramatization of the mixed human impulses to explore, conquer, and transcend in this memorable short novel by the author of The Yellow Arrow (see below). Read full book review >