Search Results: "Christopher Murray"


BOOK REVIEW

AMERICAN LADY by Caroline  de Margerie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 26, 2012

"Entertaining story of a dynamic literary woman who sparked a fascinating life from the changing currents of the age."
An engagingly restrained portrait of an aristocratic woman whose marriages propelled her post-World War II political reach and literary accomplishments. Read full book review >

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LITTLE MOUSE by Alison Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 18, 2013

"Youngsters will clamor for more as they climb into a lap and ask to also be called their mommy's little mouse. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Murray captures a young girl's changing moods—from feeling big and bold to little and cuddly—in this playful, empathetic story. Read full book review >

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FAIRY FELICITY'S MOONLIGHT ADVENTURE by Alison Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Sparkly mollusk fluid aside, expect a book that hits its own sweet spot fairy-ly well. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Surprise birthday party? Check. Fairies? Check. Inoffensive follow-the-line conceit? Check and check! Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE THAT ZACK BUILT by Alison Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Perfect for giggling and sharing and right on target for lap-time reading. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A new version of a beloved classic. Read full book review >

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I CAN RUN  by Murray Head
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A book new readers will want to take a peek at. (Early reader. 5-7)"
A day in the life of a squirrel for new readers. Read full book review >

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THE GARDENER OF VERSAILLES by Alain Baraton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 4, 2014

"The descriptions of the various sites on the grounds could only come from a man fortunate enough to have lived on and loved the site for almost 40 years."
Versailles head gardener and TV host Baraton reflects on his three decades tending some of the most beautiful gardens in the world. Read full book review >

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HICKORY DICKORY DOG by Alison Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2014

"Flawed internal logic mars this slight tale. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Following One Two That's My Shoe (2012), Murray again riffs on a traditional nursery rhyme, keeping its cadences while focusing on a day in the life of Zack and his faithful dog, Rufus. Read full book review >

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ONE TWO THAT'S MY SHOE by Alison Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2012

"Count on repeated readings of this fun and frisky tale. (Picture book. 18 mos.-5)"
In a companion to Apple Pie ABC (2011), Murray reworks another familiar rhyme into a drama pitched perfectly for preschoolers. Read full book review >

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HOW TO MAKE A BIRD by Martine Murray
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2010

"First published in Australia in 2003, the novel offers an especially vivid sense of place—the harsh but open rural landscape and densely populated yet lonely, urban Melbourne. (Fiction. YA)"
Setting off at dawn, carrying a backpack and wearing a long evening gown, Mannie aims to escape her troubled life in small-town southern Australia. Read full book review >

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LOCAS by Yxta Murray Murray
Released: May 1, 1997

"A female Scarface, this straightforward narrative charts the rise and fall of Latin gangsters on L.A.'s mean streets with considerable documentary fervor but not much depth. (Regional author tour)"
A deadly serious debut about Chicana girl gangs in Los Angeles that seems written with a sociology text in one hand, a slang dictionary in the other, and Geraldo on the tube. Read full book review >

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MOLLY & PIM AND THE MILLIONS OF STARS by Martine Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"Warm and wise for middle-grade readers who appreciate just a hint of the fantastic. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When her mother is accidentally transformed by a powerful potion, Molly learns to accept the magic in her own life. Read full book review >

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HARE AND TORTOISE by Alison Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"Clever and appealing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A modern retelling of the Aesop classic. (Spoiler alert: slow but steady again wins the race.) Read full book review >