Search Results: "Zoraida Córdova"


BOOK REVIEW

THE VICIOUS DEEP by Zoraida  Córdova
Released: May 1, 2012

"Neither vicious nor deep, the novel is mildly entertaining and will likely appeal most to dedicated mer-fans. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Another mermaid book joins the flood. Read full book review >

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THE VAST AND BRUTAL SEA by Zoraida  Córdova
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2014

"Fans of the mermaid craze will enjoy it. Others may struggle. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)"
Those who enjoy pure, lightweight fantasy fluff will find all they want in the conclusion of the Vicious Deep series. Read full book review >

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LABYRINTH LOST by Zoraida  Córdova
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Underwhelming bruja adventure is fine for fans of diverse or urban paranormal stories. (author's note, map) (Fantasy. 13-17)"
A Brooklyn bruja who doesn't want her powers must journey to another dimension to save her family. Read full book review >

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TALKING EAGLE AND THE LADY OF THE ROSES by Amy Córdova
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 11, 2011

"Respectful and affectionate, this book will be welcomed by Sunday-school teachers and religious households alike. (Picture book/religion. 5-10)"
Jewel-toned, folk-art-style illustrations illuminate this tale of the first indigenous saint in the Americas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Adults wishing to share childhood memories with a new generation will appreciate the opportunities this title offers, but children may find this edition somewhat daunting.(Picture book. 5-8)"
Packaged as a Christmas trilogy, this edition of Anaya's nostalgic narrative includes new illustrations and two personal essays, giving readers a historical perspective on some of the multicultural traditions of New Mexico. Read full book review >

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ROSES FOR ISABELLA by Diana Cohn
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2011

"A concluding free-verse poem celebrating the benefits of fair trade and environmental consciousness will resonate more with readers than the mostly instructive text. (afterword) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Isabella, an aspiring writer and daughter of rose-farm workers in Ecuador, relates the story of her family's livelihood. Read full book review >

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AMADITO AND THE HERO CHILDREN by Enrique R. Lamadrid
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A purpose-driven patchwork, it nonetheless illuminates two little-known episodes that left deep and lasting impressions on Southwestern culture. (glossary, scholarly bibliography) (Historical fiction. 10-13, adult)"
Historical perspective shares the front seat with plot in this scholar's bilingual portrait of a small New Mexico community struck by the Great Flu Epidemic of 1918. Read full book review >