Search Results: "Christine Kole MacLean"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 >

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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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THE ROGUE NOT TAKEN by Sarah MacLean
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"MacLean's latest shines with the intensity, wit, and emotion for which she's celebrated."
After Sophie Talbot creates a scandal, she tries to escape aristocratic society by stowing away in the Marquess of Eversley's carriage—but she winds up in even more trouble. Read full book review >

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THE SEASON by Sarah MacLean
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"MacLean's lively characters, however improbable, provide a fun and unrestrained take on a buttoned-up era, and readers who choose to give themselves up to the tale will enjoy it. (Mystery/historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Jane Austen meets Trixie Belden. Read full book review >

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THE NINE LIVES OF TRAVIS KEATING by Jill MacLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2008

"Not a complicated tale, but not heavy-handed either. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A grieving middle-grader suffers repeated encounters with a vicious bully while finding both solace and allies in efforts to rescue a group of feral cats. Read full book review >