Search Results: "Adrienne Mason"


BOOK REVIEW

MASON by Thomas Pendleton
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2008

"A suspenseful blend of realism and the supernatural, this compulsive read should appeal to a wide array of teens—just be sure to warn them not to make any plans for a couple of hours. (Suspense. YA)"
A startlingly edgy story about a developmentally disabled boy who possesses a terrifying power. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Gathering in one place the physical-science concepts typically presented to primary children, this is ideal for the youngest scientists and explorers, a worthy addition to school and library collections. (Nonfiction. 4-7)"
Mason has crafted what could easily be adopted by primary classrooms as their sole physical-science textbook. Read full book review >

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CARRYING MASON by Joyce Magnin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A quiet coming-of-age tale with heart offers a fresh look at mentally disabled adults. (Fiction. 10-15)"
Initially, all 13-year-old Luna asks is that she be allowed to be a pall bearer for her best friend, Mason. Read full book review >

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PLANET ARK by Adrienne Mason
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"An engaging and reasonably practical introduction to environmental stewardship. (glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The latest title in the CitizenKid series offers children an accessible, informative introduction to the importance of biodiversity and the need to protect it. Read full book review >

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MASON & DIXON by Thomas Pynchon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 1997

"Reading Pynchon may be likened to what one of his characters says here about deciphering the 'equation' presented by the stars in their courses: 'A lonely, uncompensated, perhaps even impossible Task,—yet some of us must be ever seeking it, I suppose.'"
Ever since Gravity's Rainbow (1973), which shared a National Book Award and was given, then denied a Pulitzer Prize (on account of its "obscenity"), it's been obvious, even to much of the so-called literary establishment, that Thomas Pynchon is one of our contemporary classics: a true polymath, formidably learned and technically unparalleled, who understands as few of his readers can the essential symbiosis between C.P. Snow's "two cultures" of science and technology. Read full book review >

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LORETTA MASON POTTS by Mary Chase
Released: Sept. 22, 1958

<p>Into the closet and over the bridge to a lilliputian land of elegant nobility go the perfectly normal Mason family. Read full book review >

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OTTERS by Adrienne Mason
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Since otters of either variety are seldom found in most neighborhoods, precision in identification may be less than critical and appealing illustrations will attract beginning readers. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
A pleasant introduction to North American river otters and their larger cousins, the sea otters, with colored drawings on every page and an easy-to-read text. Read full book review >

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MASON DIXON:  BASKETBALL DISASTERS by Claudia Mills
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 12, 2012

"Altogether, this is an amusing if undemanding account of the typical fourth-grade problems the athletically ungifted face as they make their way through school. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Fourth grader Mason Dixon, in his third series outing, earnestly stumbles from one potential disaster to another, many involving his total basketball ineptitude. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLARA MASON FOX by Lorraine Passero
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"An unusual, engaging historical biography of a California artist."
A beautifully illustrated book by a former teacher that sheds light on the intriguing life of a pioneer woman. Read full book review >

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MASON AND DIXON'S LINE OF FIRE by Judith St. George
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 1991

"Not seen: maps, b&w photos, prints, bibliography, index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
By describing the history of a well-known boundary, St. Read full book review >

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JAMES MASON AND THE WALK-IN CLOSET by June Akers Seese
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 1994

"Slender stories that resonate with wisdom and a wry understanding of the familiar angst of middle age for lonely women."
Stories quietly celebrating the insights that middle-aged women, born too early for today's big careers, salvage from the wreckage of their lives. Read full book review >