Search Results: "Cedella Marley"


BOOK REVIEW

MARLEY by John Grogan
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"Written with real affection and humor, this tender tribute to a dog 'with stinky breath and bad manners' will win the hearts of even those who aren't dog lovers. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In this adaptation of his bestselling memoir, Marley & Me, Grogan celebrates the life of his free-spirited, bad-boy Labrador retriever. Read full book review >

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ONE LOVE by Bob Marley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 5, 2011

"Though this celebration of community is joyful, there just is not much here. (afterword) (Picture book. 3-5)"
A sugary poem, very loosely based on the familiar song, lacks focus. Read full book review >

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EVERY LITTLE THING by Bob Marley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"A sweet elaboration of the original's reassuring message that 'every little thing is gonna be all right.' (afterword) (Picture book. 4-8)"
An effervescent adaptation of Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds," with a skinny plotline supplied by the art and new themes and verses added by the songwriter's eldest daughter. Read full book review >

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BOB MARLEY by Garry Steckles
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Crosses the line from admiring Marley to uncritical celebrity worship."
Chronological birth-to-death sketch of Jamaica's premier musician. Read full book review >

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BOB MARLEY by Bruce W. Talamon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"As a result, they not only are more interesting but also convey more powerfully a sense of Marley's genuine charisma."
Talamon's duotone photographs capture Jamaican reggae star Bob Marley (194581) with a rough humanity that comes as a relief after Steffens's hagiographic text. Read full book review >

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A VERY MARLEY CHRISTMAS by John Grogan
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"It may be time for this overworked pup to take a rest. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Grogan continues his Marley franchise with his third children's book about the boisterous yellow lab, rearranging the chronology of the family history slightly so that there are already two children in the family when Marley arrives. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Marley died at age 13, and the book ends with the Grogans thinking of adopting another puppy. Please, no sequels! Only the most alarmingly devoted dog lovers should bother with this one."
Maudlin, embarrassing ode to a pooch. Read full book review >

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MARLEY AND THE GREAT EASTER EGG HUNT by John Grogan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Even a well-loved, popular main character can't save a story with frantic action, lame jokes and a plodding plot. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Yet another story about Marley the misbehaving Labrador retriever; here he runs rampant through the town Easter egg hunt. Read full book review >

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ME AND MY DADDY LISTEN TO BOB MARLEY by Ann Pancake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"A smartly styled, occasionally sluggish portrait of an undercovered landscape."
Rural West Virginia enters the 21st century but can't quite shake off its rough-hewn past in these 11 Southern gothic-tinged tales. Read full book review >

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SINGER IN THE SNOW by Louise Marley
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Whether the Singers of Nevya are new to the reader or old friends, their voices will resonate gracefully. (Science fiction. 12+)"
Intimate human dilemmas explored against the backdrop of a harsh alien world. Read full book review >