Search Results: "Carol L. Malnor"


BOOK REVIEW

WILD ONES by Carol L. Malnor
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Scooter's adventure is suitable for young children, while the endnotes will interest general readers of all ages. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Readers meet many animals common to U.S. cities when a shaggy, terrierlike dog slips away from home for a day and wanders around his neighborhood. Read full book review >

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ON KIKI'S REEF by Carol L. Malnor
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Readers and listeners will come away with an appreciation for the complexity and interdependence of the coral reef world. Kiki's reef is the place to be. (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
Hatched on a sandy shore, a green sea turtle swims to sea, makes her home in a coral reef where there are "lots of surprises," and when fully mature, returns to her home shore to lay eggs for a new generation. Read full book review >

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MOLLY'S ORGANIC FARM by Carol L. Malnor
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2012

"Pair this with Deborah Hodge and Brian Harris' Up We Grow (2010) for two different visions of modern environmentally conscious farm life. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
A small orange cat finds a new home on an organic farm, where she explores the farm world, helps with pest control and spends her winter warm and dry at the home of one of the farmers, in this book based on a true story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"A creative introduction to a popular hobby. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The first in a planned series, this introduces readers to the BLUES, a bluebird band of five members. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BLUES GOES EXTREME BIRDING by Carol L. Malnor
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2011

"This is a clever extension of the series, taking advantage of children's interest in records and in Xtreme sports of all kinds. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
A band of five cartoon bluebirds travel the world in search of record-setting bird species—the fastest, best mimic, highest flying, pinkest and more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABORIGINAL CAROL by David Bouchard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2008

"A more specific author's note with background information on the Huron Carol and on the Inuktitut language would have extended the usefulness of this beautifully illustrated but ultimately rather mysterious volume. (Picture book. 5-9)"
This innovative interpretation of the Huron Carol, Canada's oldest Christmas carol, is a collaborative effort by three Canadians of different ethnic backgrounds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAROL REED by Nicholas Wapshott
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 23, 1994

"Proficiently written and well researched, this book begs a simple question: If Reed's work is for the most part undistinguished, why bother?"
A meticulous but dry biography of the British director, himself a meticulous but dry filmmaker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS CAROL by Sara Teasdale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"An attractive addition for the Christmas shelf. (Poetry/Picture book. 2-7)"
Gottlieb's boldly contemporary art (see Melrose Cooper's I've Got a Family, p. 719) pairs surprisingly well with Teasdale's verse (c. 1937); though traditional in form, her poem has a concise directness and energy that match the artist's simple forms, broad lines of rough black, and assertive colors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Written too soon after the event to stifle self-dramatization—or to touch on the tenuous relationship between actual law practice and classroom drilling—this will be of interest only to masochistic, prospective law students but may mislead them, since Harvard's enormous classes, hothouse ambiance, and rock-rigid first-year requirements are less than representative of current options in legal education."
Like the hero of the book-then-film, The Paper Chase, Turow got all frazzled—smoking, drinking, making and breaking psychiatric appointments—by his first year at Harvard Law School (1975-76), the year with all the tough courses, heavy pressures, competitive snarls, and think-like-a-lawyer angst. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EMILY L. by Marguerite Duras
Released: May 15, 1989

Duras (The Lover; The War, etc.) here offers a wise, graceful book, at once modern in its self-consciousness and classic in its clarity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SATAN CAROL by Alan S. Kessler
Released: Dec. 26, 2011

"Fans of the macabre will enjoy this novel approach to a timeless struggle."
Set during the Great Irish Famine of the mid-1800s, first-time author Kessler's tale of horror centers on an unforgiving landlord and his quest for the "golden soul." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MIDNIGHT CAROL by Patricia K. Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"A much better book than another Christmas tale Dickens penned about this time (see The Life of Our Lord, below)."
Poor Charley Dickens! Read full book review >