Search Results: "Anik McGrory"


BOOK REVIEW

QUICK, SLOW, MANGO! by Anik McGrory
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"The attractive pencil-and-watercolor artwork features bright, soft colors and rounded, smiling animals, while the variety of sizes and layouts match and enhance the pace of this simple, utterly charming story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Kidogo, the endearing baby elephant, finds a friend (and a tasty breakfast) in this charming follow-up to his and McGrory's debut, Kidogo (2005). Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTMAS FOX by Anik McGrory
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"A lovely, gentle, and open-ended introduction to the story of the birth of baby Jesus. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A young fox follows other animals into a stable, where he makes a newborn baby smile. Read full book review >

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KIDOGO by Anik McGrory
by Anik McGrory, illustrated by Anik McGrory
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A charming tale celebrating the unique position of all things, this is sweet, but not a necessary purchase. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Kidogo, a young elephant, is convinced that he is the smallest creature on the Earth and decides to go on a quest to find someone "who was just as small as he." Read full book review >

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MOSTLY MONTY by Johanna Hurwitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Mostly, readers will want more about Monty. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Six-year-old Monty, sheltered by protective parents because of his asthma, arrives in first grade a good reader, but shy and lacking social experience. Read full book review >

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DESMOND AND THE NAUGHTYBUGS by Linda Ashman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"A lighthearted look at bad behavior with the most understanding parents in the world. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Desmond is usually a well-behaved little boy—that is, until his house undergoes an infestation of the Naughtybugs. Read full book review >

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MIGHTY MONTY by Johanna Hurwitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Readers of Mostly Monty (2007) will appreciate the boy's growing self-confidence (and, in particular, his father's encouragement as he tries new things), but this title stands on its own. (Fiction. 5-8)"
In an interconnected set of short stories, first-grader Monty Morris acquires a huge collection of old magazines, takes part in a class play, makes an outdoor birthday party special, begins karate lessons and successfully performs in an exhibition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY MCGRORY by John Norris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Norris is plainly in love with his fascinating subject, which is not only McGrory, but newspaper journalism in general."
Mary McGrory's life (1918-2004) as a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington columnist is so interesting that it's hard to understand why there hasn't been a book about her until now. Enter Norris (The Disaster Gypsies: Humanitarian Workers in the World's Deadliest Conflicts, 2007, etc.) with this balanced, page-turning biography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS ASLEEP by Sneed B. Collard III
ANIMALS
Released: March 23, 2004

"Good for bedtime, too. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-8)"
"Most of us need sleep," begins a journey through the animal world and a look at how, when, and where different animals get their rest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAD LINE by Brian McGrory
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 2, 2004

"Readers surviving the gratuitously glam thrills may well agree with Jack's demurral: 'Not that this has anything to do with the price of Spam in Kuwait.'"
A storied real-life crime leaps out of yesterday's headlines to throw Boston Record reporter Jack Flynn (The Nominee, 2002, etc.) and those around him into danger. Read full book review >

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THE NOMINEE by Brian McGrory
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"'The air wasn't just hot,' Flynn tells us of his trip to Florida. 'It was like climbing inside a pig's anus and sloshing around in his lower intestine.' One wonders how McGrory does his research."
A routine but delightfully breezy over-the-top plotboiler continuing the two-fisted adventures of the Boston Globe's journalist hero, columnist Jack Flynn. Read full book review >

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BUDDY by Brian McGrory
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"An unexpectedly melancholy meditation on marriage, mortality and the merits of living in suburbia."
The story of a newspaper columnist who got a second shot at love and happiness in the suburbs—only a crazed rooster named Buddy stood in his way. Read full book review >

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STRANGLED by Brian McGrory
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"Though McGrory is himself a journalist (for The Boston Globe), his fictional journalist fails to convince, as does his reenergized Strangler."
Could it be? The Boston Strangler doing his thing again after four decades? Read full book review >