Search Results: "Abby McDonald"


BOOK REVIEW

ABBY by Wolfram Hänel
by Wolfram Hänel, illustrated by Alan Marks, translated by Rosemary Lanning
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 1996

"The watercolor-and-ink illustrations match the mood, introducing humor that's especially welcome during the sorrowful parts. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Abby ($13.95; PLB $13.88; Oct. 15, 1996; 1-55858-648-2; PLB 1-55858-649-0): Moira lives on an island off the coast of Ireland with her family and her dog, Abby. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Plain Janes and lovelorn teens will appreciate the sound self-help tips and be inspired by the stronger, deserves-better Sadie who emerges, ready to give love another chance. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A story about creating one's own identity is as common as a cup of joe but this is a bolder brew than most. The natural sweetener: Love is on the horizon for Sadie. Read full book review >

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SOPHOMORE SWITCH by Abby McDonald
ROMANCE
Released: March 1, 2009

"Her ostensibly simple, bubble-gum debut is actually chock-full of substance. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
When Tasha's hot-tub exploits hit the tabloids and Emily's boyfriend dumps her, they both look for a quick escape from college. Read full book review >

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JANE AUSTEN GOES TO HOLLYWOOD by Abby McDonald
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 9, 2013

"Readers familiar with the original will enjoy seeing McDonald's spin, and those who are not will get the benefit of the tried-and-true plot all the same. (Romance. 12 & up)"
This modernization of Sense and Sensibility follows the classic book's basic plot, with the action set mostly in today's Hollywood. Read full book review >

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THE ANTI-PROM by Abby McDonald
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2011

"Readers who found Sophomore Switch (2009) both fun and substantive will be disappointed with this effort, the literary equivalent of cotton candy: sweet and easy, but dissolves on contact. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Bliss, Jolene and Meg are each, for their own reasons, having an awful time at the prom. Read full book review >

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MISSING ABBY by Lee Weatherly
FICTION
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"But the British story also focuses on Emma's growth in emotional maturity and should easily appeal to American readers. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Thirteen-year-old Emma and her best friend Abby were fascinated with fantasy adventures, but Emma was tormented for her hobby and called a freak in their school. Read full book review >

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MARISOL MCDONALD Y EL MONSTRUO / MARISOL MCDONALD AND THE MONSTER by Monica Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2016

"Marvelously mismatched Marisol McDonald brings her unique perspective to the exploration of the universal topic of fear. (author's note, bilingual glossary) (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Marisol McDonald hears a bump in the night, her imagination goes wild, making her certain there must be a monster beneath her bed. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Marisol's varied, distinctive lifestyle and multiracial family affirms our increasingly blended society and clearly celebrates independent thinking. Brava! (author's note) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A little girl celebrates her multiracial background and pride in her individuality through a creative and non-conformist attitude. Read full book review >

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ABBY IN WONDERLAND by Sarah Mlynowski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Readers who have followed the series will have a leg up, but other book lovers and fantasists will find some kindred souls here. (follow-up games and activities) (Fantasy. 8-10)"
When Frankie falls down a rabbit hole, Abby; her nemesis, Penny; and her good friend Robin all follow. Read full book review >

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MY SISTER ABBY by Allison Barberi
Released: Aug. 15, 2014

"Sweet and simple without preaching, this book would be a welcome addition to any library collection and is a must-read for families with young adopted children."
This picture book about sisterhood and adoption celebrates similarities and differences within families. Read full book review >

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ABBY ALDRICH ROCKEFELLER by Bernice Kert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A splendidly intelligent, very readable portrait of a woman who was as wise in the rearing of her family as in the spending of her great wealth. (Forty b&w photos—not seen)"
Well-wrought life of the woman who was not only—in the words of a New York Times editorial published on the occasion of her death, in 1948 at age 73—``the spirit that held [the Rockefellers] together'' but whose role in the handling of the family wealth was ``a fortunate thing for society, for this country, and for the world.'' Kert (The Hemingway Women, 1983), despite all her exhaustive research, happily lets her subject retain all of her formidable vitality and independence—characteristics that her husband, the psychologically repressed and romantic loner John D. Rockefeller, Jr., both admired and occasionally sought to curtail. Read full book review >

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SEDUCING ABBY RHODES by J.D. Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"A romance chock full of unexpected twists, turns, secrets, and spirits plus a healthy dose of redemptive love."
Soon after an African-American woman in Blink, Texas, buys a haunted house that was the scene of a murder 30 years ago, the handsome son of the victim shows up. Wildly attracted to each other, the two also sense that they're instrumental to resolution for the restless ghosts. Read full book review >