Search Results: "Charmayne McGee"


BOOK REVIEW

SO SINGS THE BLUE DEER by Charmayne McGee
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"Unfortunately, most readers will find the measured pace and detailed descriptions daunting. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Isolated in the mountains of Mexico, the Huicholes work ``to maintain the balance of nature—to be kind to the earth, and make the earth well.'' But without the white-tailed deer they can ``no longer perform the ceremonial rituals that perpetuated life and rejuvenated nature''; ``The end of the world'' looms as a result of the polluting and plundering of earth's resources. Read full book review >

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CLUELESS MCGEE by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"Happily, returns to Woods Road Elementary are assured, thanks to the big '1' on the spine. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-10)"
Listen up frog-smackers, PJ McGee is ready to solve any mystery! Read full book review >

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CLUELESS MCGEE GETS FAMOUS by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2014

"Big Nate and Wimpy Kid fans will be right at home. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-11)"
PJ McGee is on the case when his autographed cowboy hat is stolen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY CAT SPIT McGEE by Willie Morris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"From a man who was owned by a cat, a tender, melodious tribute."
The pleasurable confessions of a dog man gone ailurophile—that is, become a cat man—from Morris (The Ghosts of Medgar Evers, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANNY MCGEE DRINKS THE SEA by Andy Stanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Hyperbole, verbal and visual, reigns in this zany world. (Picture book. 4-8)"
How does a boy drink up the whole sea? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE by Philip C. Stead
ANIMALS
Released: May 25, 2010

"This gentle, ultimately warm story acknowledges the care and reciprocity behind all good friendships: Much like Amos's watch, they must be wound regularly to remain true. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Amos McGee, an elderly zookeeper, enjoys a clockwork life (one teaspoonful of sugar for oatmeal, two for tea and the number five bus to work) until the sniffles force him to stay in bed and miss his daily visits with animal friends. Read full book review >

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JOHN WILLY AND FREDDY McGEE by Holly  Meade
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Particularly remarkable is how Meade, through impressive cut-paper pictures, captures the guinea pigs in their vacant, caged stage, and then, with little anthropomorphization, fashions two personable adventurers, full of brio. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Meade (Minfong Ho's Hush!, 1996, etc.) solos for this fine adventure about John Willy and Freddy McGee, guinea pigs whose caged existence is boring. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 12, 2013

"Likely to bring smiles and tears to dog lovers."
A delightful dog forever changes the life of a physics professor in this true-life tribute to man's best, and most forgiving, friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MUCUMBER MCGEE AND THE LUNCH LADY’S LIVER by Patrick Loehr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Adequate but forgettable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tummy troubles persist in this tepid follow-up to Mucumber McGee and the Half-Eaten Hot Dog (2007). Read full book review >

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“WAIT FOR ME!” SAID MAGGIE MCGEE by Jean Van Leeuwen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"And just watch what happens when Maggie really grows up. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A poignant tale about a pint-sized tot who longs to be big. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLUELESS MCGEE AND THE INFLATABLE PANTS by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2013

"Even a frog-smacker can see this series has legs. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 7-12)"
PJ McGee, PI and secret ninja, gets everything wrong (again) in solving his second case. Read full book review >

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MUCUMBER MCGEE AND THE HALF-EATEN HOT DOG by Patrick Loehr
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

Loehr matches irregularly metered verse to shadowy Charles Addams-style illustrations for his debut—and both are wrong for his lightly comical tale of a peckish lad who eats part of a raw hot dog, then panics when his sister tells him he'll probably die. Read full book review >