Books by Mary Blocksma

Released: March 14, 1995

"Blocksma contributes mightily to our understanding of a vital section of the continent."
A definitive guide and then some to what seems to be every mile of the more than 5,000 traveled by Blocksma (Naming Nature, not reviewed) along the US side of the Great Lakes. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"A delightful way to absorb a real sense of the era—and a treasure trove for other authors depicting it. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Entertainingly couched as a topical guide for a kid who's about to stay with a middle-class American family of seven decades ago: a survey of slang, customs, technology, and details of daily life, with plenty of telling practical hints—how to ``use your high-tops to anchor your underwear''; ``Before you come, get your shots'' but ``Come back home for modern medical attention''; ``Watch out for false advertising'' and ``Get out...before October 29, 1929''; or, ``give your seat to an older person.'' Clothing, hair-styles, household routines, food, stores, entertainment, fads, travel, and features like Lindbergh's flight and the status of women and minorities are treated in inviting spreads lightened with cartoon-style art, boxed addenda, ``Twenties Firsts,'' and occasional photos. Read full book review >
YOO HOO, MOON! by Mary Blocksma
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"The text is on a pleasing blue ground, carrying out the nighttime theme and providing a soothing frame for Brewster's comical watercolors of a pillow-soft world and cuddly-looking creatures, glowing with rich, dark tones. (Easy reader. 4-7)"
On ``Level 1'' of the ``Bank Street Ready-to-Read'' series, an appealing story about a little bear whose animal friends cheerfully awake to help summon the moon she says she needs before she can go to sleep. Read full book review >