Search Results: "C.M. Millen"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1999

"Davenier's watercolors are charmingly atmospheric, perfectly suited to Millen's spirit-raising verse; the two will work magic on any down-at-the-mouth child. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A fine counterpoint of wistful ache and be-bop sparkle informs this story about shaking the blues. Read full book review >

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BLUE BOWL DOWN by C.M. Millen
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2004

"Sweet and wonderful to read aloud. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A mother speaks rhythmically to her small child, using repetition and old-fashioned phrasing: "Lift your arms up, little baby. . . . Read full book review >

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A SYMPHONY FOR THE SHEEP by C.M. Millen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Sturdy woodcuts are a perfect match, rich, earthy, and of good cheer. (Picture book. 6- 8)"
Millen's first picture book is a homespun ode to the creatures who shed their winter coats ``for we who were not wooly born,'' and a celebration of the traditional crafts of Ireland. Read full book review >

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THE INK GARDEN OF BROTHER THEOPHANE by C.M. Millen
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"There are echoes of the Book of Kells and other Celtic illumination, but children will especially respond to the borders of apples and berries, the patterned stonework and the black-and-white cat that appears on almost every page. (author's note, bibliography, websites) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Brother Theophane copies manuscripts in his monastery in "the mountains of Mourne," but he also hides crumbs in his sleeve to sprinkle on the windowsill for the birds, and sometimes he gazes too long at the sun dancing on the pages before him. Read full book review >

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GETTYSBURG by C.M. Butzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Undoubtedly smarter and more astute than many of its graphic-nonfiction counterparts, this book should speak to those seeking a visual account. (map, author's notes; footnotes, bibliography, not seen) (Graphic nonfiction. 9-12)"
This sophisticated contender in the graphic nonfiction market opens with "The Story So Far," setting the stage for the events that led to the bloody Civil War battle at Gettysburg. Read full book review >

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Eerie by C.M. McCoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"A charming and inventive tale with a brave heroine confronting romance and dangerous entities."
A young woman must deal with a missing sister and a peculiar university in this debut paranormal adventure. Read full book review >

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THE MAYPOP KIDNAPPING by C.M. Surrisi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Surrisi's debut novel is a delightful cozy mystery, snugly mixing intrigue and humor, with an unpredictable and satisfying resolution. (Mystery. 10-14)"
When Ms. Stillford does not show up on the first day of school, 13-year-old Quinnie Boyd is convinced her beloved tutor has been kidnapped. Read full book review >

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VAMPIRES ON THE RUN by C.M. Surrisi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"An unusual approach to vampires with shudders tempered by plenty of humor. Readers will happily welcome back Quinnie and the Maiden Rockers. (Mystery. 10-14)"
Amateur sleuth and wild jumper-to-conclusions Quinnie Boyd is back in a second cozy mystery (The Maypop Kidnapping, 2016)—this time trying to determine if a pair of visiting horror writers are blood-sucking vampires. Read full book review >