Search Results: "Chesley McLaren"


BOOK REVIEW

ZAT CAT! by Chesley McLaren
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"However, it is hard to see just what child appeal there might be, although adults (this is dedicated to those who 'love Glamour, Paris & pink') of the female persuasion may be charmed. (Picture book. 6-9)"
McLaren, who illustrated Shana Corey's delicious You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer (2000) may have a somewhat harder time finding an audience for this one. Read full book review >

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ABC BOOKS
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"Dedicated fashion buffs may enjoy this wry look at the fashionable life, but younger readers will find it a challenge to maintain an interest, while older ones may be put off by the picture-book format. (Picture book. 8-12)"
McLaren and Jaber's compendium of fashion facts is an A-to-Z exploration of the vagaries of style, ranging from the obscure to the absurd. Read full book review >

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RABBIT MAGIC by Meg McLaren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A study in leporine whimsy with lingering poignance. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A magic show turns upside down in McLaren's delightful backstage romp. Read full book review >

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A BETTER MAN by Leah McLaren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A perfect beach book for those who like their reading light and their endings happy."
McLaren (The Continuity Girl, 2009) brings us the story of a marriage straining under the weight of parenthood.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 15, 2012

"Sullenberger has provided a real service in presenting these courageous American leaders and their stories."
With the assistance of Century (co-author, with Ice-T: Ice, 2011, etc.), Sullenberger (Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters, 2009) presents "a contemporary version" of John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage. Read full book review >

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PIGEON P.I. by Meg McLaren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Further feathery cases for this duo would be just fine. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Who's filching the feathered folk of the city? Read full book review >

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INSIDE THE WALLS OF TROY by Clemence McLaren
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Readers will be more engaged by these powerful Greek myths in Paul Fleischman's Dateline: Troy (p. 68). (Fiction. 12-15)"
A retelling of the Trojan War from the point of view of Helen and Cassandra never catches fire in this first novel. Read full book review >

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THE FIRELIGHT GIRLS by Kaya McLaren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A likable, if somewhat predictable, tale of female friendship and resiliency."
When the Firelight Girls' summer camp is about to be closed, a few of its former campers return to the best memories of their childhood. Read full book review >

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FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"An author's note details some of the changes made in the interests of both storytelling and romance. (Myth/folklore. 12+)"
McLaren (Waiting for Odysseus, 2000, etc.) chooses Atalanta, Andromeda, and Psyche for her contemporary retellings of fates touched by Aphrodite's hand. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR ODYSSEUS by Clemence McLaren
Released: March 1, 2000

"Full of such twists and turns, this book shines new light on mythic figures and their voyages, and may send voracious readers back to the original. (Fiction. 12-14)"
From McLaren (Inside the Walls of Troy, 1996, etc.), a riveting page-turner that once again brings a feminine perspective to a classical adventure: Odysseus's journey as seen by his wife, Penelope; the witch, Circe; the goddess, Athena; and a trusted family servant, Eurycleia. Read full book review >

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DANCE FOR THE LAND by Clemence McLaren
Released: April 1, 1999

"It's a fine story, made even more interesting through its the unflinching look at a place most mainlanders think of as a tropical paradise. (Fiction. 10-14)"
McLaren (Inside the Walls of Troy, 1996, etc.) writes of a girl's wish to understand her new surroundings, and to be understood by those who love her. Read full book review >