Search Results: "Ann M. Martin"


BOOK REVIEW

M by Peter Robb
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 10, 2000

"A compelling portrait of the painter as outsider and provocateur; a first-rate evocation of both a genius and the violent times in which he lived. (16 pages illus.)"
An exuberant attempt to penetrate the mysteries surrounding the astounding paintings and brief, turbulent life of the Italian artist who has come to be known as Caravaggio. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

M by Andrew Cook
NON-FICTION
Released: July 15, 2005

"For Bond fans and true-crime buffs, especially, a leisurely excursion into the early days of modern espionage."
A beat cop makes good, and anarchists quake. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BETTER TO WISH by Ann M. Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"Some threads—whither Orrin?—are left dangling. But the deftly rendered theme of personal resilience, laced with romance and Americana, will earn this a deservedly wide audience. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Martin delivers the first novel of a planned quartet, set to span four generations of daughters. Read full book review >

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THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB by Ann M. Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Book candy at its best. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The Baby-Sitters Club returns! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELEVEN KIDS, ONE SUMMER by Ann M. Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Babysitters'' books. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An episodic story uniting the big, alphabetically named family in Ten Kids, No Pets (1988) with the leads from Just a Summer Romance (1987). Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING FOR A DOG by Ann M. Martin
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Essential fare for fans of A Dog's Life or the perfectly crafted canine tale. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In this poignant companion to A Dog's Life (2005), Martin pursues her story of two homeless puppies from male puppy Bone's perspective, adding canine-related stories from two boys, Charlie and Henry. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"They will long to know how the girls fare in fourth and sixth grade and will be able to find out soon: The second in the series arrives in August just in time for school. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Orphans Flora and Ruby are moving in with Min, their maternal grandmother. Read full book review >

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A CORNER OF THE UNIVERSE by Ann M. Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A solid, affecting read. (Fiction. 11-13)"
In July of 1960, just as she is turning 12, Hattie Owen's quiet, solitary summer—occupied with books, the various residents of her parents' boarding house, small errands about town, and avoiding her grandmother—is disrupted, bringing a loss of a kind of innocence and a look at the wide borders of the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Here's hoping more unexpected good things are in store for the Littlefield family. (Fiction. 9-12)"
What starts out to be a bummer summer turns out well in retrospect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HERE TODAY by Ann M. Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Occasional loose ends in the plot put this a step below her best work, but Martin's fans will recognize Ellie's emotional struggle and breathe a sigh of relief at the ending. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Sixth-grader Eleanor Roosevelt Dingman lives on the wrong side of the tracks in Spectacle, New York, in 1963. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY ANN by Betsy James
by Betsy James, illustrated by Betsy James
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"A note offers sensible advice on keeping a mantis. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When her best friend moves away, Amy feels bereft: ``I wish there were hundreds and hundreds of Mary Anns,'' she tells Daddy, imagining that it wouldn't matter, then, if one moved away. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAIN REIGN by Ann M. Martin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"There is no fluff here, just sophisticated, emotionally honest storytelling. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A story about honorable living in the autistic-narrator genre that sets the bar high. Read full book review >