Search Results: "Alice B. McGinty"


BOOK REVIEW

GANDHI by Alice B. McGinty
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"This walk with Gandhi is time well-spent. (Picture book. 6-12)"
McGinty's gentle, poetic picture book, awash with sunrises, salt, sand and sensory images, tells an intense present-tense story of Mohandas Gandhi's 24-day march to the sea in 1930 in search of freedom and peaceful change for the people of India. Read full book review >

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RABBI BENJAMIN'S BUTTONS by Alice B. McGinty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Every reader, sentimental or not, can enjoy the many holiday recipes at the end of the book. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
This story will feel familiar to many readers, and some of them will find that oddly disconcerting. Read full book review >

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ELIZA’S KINDERGARTEN SURPRISE by Alice B. McGinty
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"This encouraging tale emphasizes self-reliance as young readers anticipate their first separation from home. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Eliza begins her first day of kindergarten, her mother lovingly places a special kiss inside her pocket. Read full book review >

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DARWIN by Alice B. McGinty
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 6, 2009

"Exquisite and enlightening. (author's, source notes) (Biography. 7-10)"
An accessible and thoroughly engaging biography of the much-profiled scientist, this easy-to-follow narrative is enriched by striking illustrations and excerpts from Darwin's own writings. Read full book review >

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TEN LITTLE LAMBS by Alice B. McGinty
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"And as a bonus, little ones who've yet to experience the irony of the slumber party will get solid training in the stay-awake-at-all-costs ritual. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In her debut picture book, McGinty depicts a slumber party that takes a sleepless turn in a comical counting rhyme. Read full book review >

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THANK YOU, WORLD by Alice B. McGinty
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The dedication suggests how to say thank you in each language. (Picture book. 4-8)"
On the title page of this marvelously conceived volume, Halperin suggests the pattern to follow, using different patterns or designs to reflect the eight featured countries: the United States, Mexico, Bolivia, France, Mali, Saudi Arabia, India and China. Read full book review >

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THE END OF FUN by Sean McGinty
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 5, 2016

"McGinty's debut is a bit of a shaggy dog story: frequently meandering and patience-trying but bighearted and generous, too. (Adventure. 14-16)"
A teen realizes there's more to life than augmented reality. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"The collection makes a convincing case for Toklas's assertion that 'notes are a very beautiful form of literature'—personal, provocative, and tender."
The domestic correspondence between Mr. Cuddle-Wuddle (Stein) and Baby Precious (Toklas) reveals the inner hearts and inner workings of the 20th century's most famous lesbian marriage. Read full book review >

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LINCOLN'S GREATEST CASE by Brian McGinty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 9, 2015

"An important footnote in the making of the 16th president."
Solid account of the most significant case in Abraham Lincoln's 25-year law career. Read full book review >

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ALICE MCDERMOTT
by Megan Labrise

The unsung nuns of early-20th-century Brooklyn—the Little Sisters of the Sick, the Little Sisters of the Poor, and company—are the worthy subjects of Alice McDermott’s eighth novel, The Ninth Hour.  

“There’s something beautiful and humble about the language that those orders chose, juxtaposed with their ambition: ‘We’re not going to sit here and knit socks, we’re going to go ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"Race, patriotism, and personal heroism come together in this eye-opening early episode in Civil War history."
A Civil War tale starring a free black sailor. Read full book review >