Search Results: "Christine Kole MacLean"


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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A delightful ride and one that is sure to make young cowgirls cheer. (Fiction. 7-11)"
What's endearing about Mary Margaret, MacLean's effervescent but obstreperous heroine, is that she knows how she's supposed to be behaving, but just can't control herself well enough to pull it off. Read full book review >

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MARY MARGARET, CENTER STAGE by Christine Kole MacLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Girls should appreciate Mary Margaret's dilemmas and find the story both amusing and suspenseful. (Fiction. 7-11)"
Mary Margaret, MacLean's irrepressible heroine, has a big personality and a mouth to match. Read full book review >

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EVERYBODY MAKES MISTAKES by Christine Kole MacLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2005

"Entertaining and clever. (Picture book. 3-7)"
An innocent mistake (or three) is ill timed, as one family must be on their best behavior for a relative's wedding. Read full book review >

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MARY MARGARET MARY CHRISTMAS by Christine Kole MacLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"It all adds up to an entertaining if sometimes frenetic read. (Fiction. 9-11)"
In this fourth entry in the series, Mary Margaret prepares for Christmas at home and at school, focusing on presents to give and receive and on her upcoming family outing to see the Lipizzaner horse show. Read full book review >

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MARY MARGARET AND THE PERFECT PET PLAN by Christine Kole MacLean
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"Irresistible. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Her neighbor, an awkward, necktie-wearing, violin-playing eight-year-old named Andy, intrigues Mary Margaret, but it's the sight of his puppy, Itzy, that makes her hatch a plan to get a pet—any pet. Read full book review >

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EVEN FIREFIGHTERS HUG THEIR MOMS by Christine Kole MacLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Riding on the wave of stories featuring everyday heroes, this story of imaginative youngsters is appealing if ultimately an extra. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two busy children use their imaginations to become firefighters, EMTs, police officers, and more, but they still take time to give their mother the affection she desires. Read full book review >

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CHRISTINE by Stephen King
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 29, 1983

"King's blend of adolescent raunch, All-American sentiment, and unsubtle spookery has never, since Carrie, been more popcorn-readable—with immense appeal for all those fans interested in the 522-page equivalent of a drive-in horror movie."
The Exorcist meets My Mother, The Car. . . in a chiller that takes a nifty Twilight Zone notion and stretches it out to King-sized proportions—with teen-gab galore, horror-flick mayhem, epic foreshadowing, and endlessly teased-out suspense. Read full book review >

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CHRISTINE FALLS by Benjamin Black
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2007

"A good story, and gorgeous writing."
A boozy, bitter pathologist becomes a most unwilling detective when he uncovers a baby-trafficking scheme in Dublin in the 1950s. Read full book review >

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FEEDING CHRISTINE by Barbara Chepaitis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2000

"Four likable women and an unusual plot that lets readers learn to know them: a fine debut."
Memory, tradition, and family are the ingredients for a tale about how food can save the soul. Read full book review >

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The Smell of Money by Janet Kole
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 2016

"A witty tale with two retirees—a lawyer and a hit man—cleverly paralleled."
A senior partner at a Philadelphia law firm, whose colleagues may be trying to push him out, collides with a professional assassin in this thriller. Read full book review >

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SUGGESTION OF DEATH by Janet Kole
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 28, 2011

"This page-turner is better than your average episode of Law & Order and will satisfy those in the mood for a straightforward mystery."
In Kole's debut murder mystery, a large law firm becomes a crime scene—and lawyers become the suspects. Read full book review >