Search Results: "Clare Mackie"


BOOK REVIEW

TWIN PICKLE by Ann Doro
by Ann Doro, illustrated by Clare Mackie
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

Doro poses the pickle of which lively, identical twin sister- -Jenny or Ivory—is doing what in a doting, rhythmic litany of their exploits, aided immeasurably by Mackie's witty illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED CAT, WHITE CAT by Peter Mandel
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Snappy and humorous, encouraging of many return visits. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-7)"
In keeping with Bill Martin Jr.'s worldview (the book is published under his imprint) that the imagination is unlocked through the sheer joy of language and further fired by strong imagery, Mandel (The Official Cat I.Q. Test, not reviewed) has written a simple, playful text—much like Martin's work, with two words per page and the couplets rhyming on every other page—to accompany Mackie's cats. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AFTER CLARE by Marjorie Eccles
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Eccles (The Cuckoo's Child, 2011, etc.) swivels deftly between past and present, mystery and romance in her latest historical hybrid."
A garden renovation project turns into a murder investigation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHO IS MACKIE SPENCE? by Lin Kaymer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2015

"Half great, half so-so, but most readers will leave satisfied. (Romantic suspense. 12-16)"
A romance blossoms between two teens while strange circumstances threaten to tear them apart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLARE BEATON'S GARDEN RHYMES by Clare Beaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2014

"The small size and detail-oriented pictures suit this sweet fabric bonbon to one-on-one sharing. (Board book. 1-4)"
This diminutive board book of garden-themed nursery rhymes is illustrated with sewn fabric scenes. Read full book review >

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HENRY AND CLARE by Ralph G. Martin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 1991

"Compelling, despite its flaws, with much scandalous detail. (Two 16-page photo inserts—not seen.)"
A dual biography of one of the ultimate ``power couples,'' which offers an abundance of juicy gossip leavened by some first- rate research and analysis. ``To the world,'' notes Martin (Golda, 1988; Charles & Diana, 1985, etc.), ``the Luces represented the peak of power, the ultimate American dream''—but, as he constantly stresses, beneath the glittering facade they endured a frequently miserable mismatch ``tarnished by constant competition, sharp cuts, and deep hurt.'' On the one hand there was the conscientious, shy, missionaries' son who co-founded (at 24) and remained the controlling force of Time Inc. Read full book review >

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CLARE AND FRANCIS by Guido Visconte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"While not for very young children, middle-graders will be able to grasp sanctity so clearly delineated. (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
The 13th-century Italian saints Francis and Clare of Assisi continue to inspire: Francis with his love for all creatures and Clare, who saw visions on her windows, as a possible patron saint of the Internet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 6, 2012

"A chilling start gives way to a more predictable ending, but fans of the modern Gothic novel will enjoy filling up a few creepy hours."
Sarah Piper, a self-proclaimed modern woman living in London, finds herself living a ghost story in this post-World War I tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY CLARE LIKES TO SHARE by Joy N. Hulme
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"What could be a boring and didactic exercise in fractional story problems is instead a witty easy reader, combining breezy rhymes with cheerful illustrations of children of many different ethnicities. (Easy reader. 5-7)"
Mary Clare (who has red hair) is a kind little girl who is the soul of generosity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT I KNEW ABOUT CLARE by Terence Alfred Aditon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 23, 2016

"An often satisfying, if occasionally trite, tale of personal discovery."
In this coming-of-age novel, a nice Southern boy meets a brilliant young girl from New York City and finds a passion for the arts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Last Wizard of Eneri Clare by April Leonie Lindevald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2016

"A fabulous debut that proves epic fantasy doesn't need excessive violence to succeed."
In this fantasy debut, a hermit who abandoned his wizard training takes up magic again to save not only a kingdom, but also the future. Read full book review >