Search Results: "Barbara Mariconda"


BOOK REVIEW

LUCY AT SEA by Barbara Mariconda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Lucy's fans and fans of magic will enjoy the trip. (glossary) (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
The adventure continues for Lucy as she searches for family members, a family fortune and a family curse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE VOYAGE OF LUCY P. SIMMONS by Barbara Mariconda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Adventurous possibilities await in a necessary second installment. (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
Magic helps an orphaned heiress fight a rapacious uncle out to steal the family fortune. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EMERALD SHORE by Barbara Mariconda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"A grand and a good finale for Lucy et al. (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
Lucy and her family and friends conclude their saga in an Ireland of foggy mists and sparkling rainbows. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TURN THE CUP AROUND by Barbara Mariconda
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The title offers a neat metaphor for looking at life in a more positive light, but the book leaves readers dangling between the tease of a suspense novel never fully realized and a character study only half- sketched. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In a book that is part mystery, part coming-of-age novel, a 12-year-old girl unravels the secret of her shadowy past. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARBARA BUSH by Rose Blue
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 1991

"Illustrations not seen; chronology; further reading; index. (Biography. 11+)"
An entry in the ``Contemporary Women'' series pays admiring tribute to its subject: Blue and Naden cast every aspect of the First Lady's life in a glow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN FOR ME by Barbara Mariconda
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2011

"An essential purchase for elementary teachers and libraries looking for cross-curricular books. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Rose and Ed learn much more than expected on their butterfly hunt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICKLE BARBARA by Satomi Ichikawa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 1993

"The last (copyright) page discloses that the text here is by Patricia Lee Gauch; even if the idea is Ichikawa's, it would be more honest to credit Gauch, at least as coauthor, on the title page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``Ballerina Bear Barbara'' is one of many bears living in the room of a Parisian child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BARBARA BUSH by Pamela Kilian
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 12, 1992

"An informative biography, then, but not definitive. (Sixteen-page photo insert— not seen.)"
Not an authorized biography, but longtime journalist Kilian (What Was Watergate?, YA, 1990) has assembled enough quotes from friends, family, and Mrs. Bush herself to create a lively and credible portrait of this immensely popular First Lady. Read full book review >