Search Results: "Connie McLennan"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2012

"Definitive and exhaustive, animated by a profound respect and admiration."
The second volume of the author's massive biography of legendary baseball manager Connie Mack (1862-1956). Read full book review >

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IRISH ALPHABET by Rickey E. Pittman
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 2011

"The device works tolerably but more contextualization and greater sensitivity to the audience level would have made the book more useful. (Picture book. 7-10)"
This luck-of-the-Irish alphabet book cites Irish legends and symbols with intertwined one-stanza poems. Read full book review >

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THE RAINFOREST GREW ALL AROUND by Susan K. Mitchell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"A lighter, less message-driven alternative to Lynne Cherry's classroom standby, Great Kapok Tree (1990). (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Modeling her text on the folk version of "And the Green Grass Grew All Around" (rather than William Jerome's lurid ballad of the same name), Mitchell tours a tall kapok tree, pointing out for each cumulative verse a cat, a snake, an ant, a frog or other floral or faunal resident of its ecosystem. Read full book review >

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CONNIE CAME TO PLAY by Jill Paton Walsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"From the author of Pepi and the Secret (p. 560), it's grand to see such a typical preschool scenario handled without preachiness. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Connie came to play and Robert doesn't want to share his toys. ``This is my train!'' he tells her. ``All right,'' says Connie. ``You play with that one. Read full book review >

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THE BEST OF CONNIE WILLIS by Connie Willis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2013

"Ranging from the hilarious to the profound, these stories show the full range of Willis' talent for taut, dazzling plots, real science, memorable characters, penetrating dialogue and blistering drama—and may guide inquisitive readers toward her equally accomplished and acclaimed novels."
Ten award-winning stories, 1982-2007, plus three equally well-regarded award acceptance speeches, from the much-celebrated author (All Clear, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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BON VOYAGE, CONNIE PICKLES by Sabine Durrant
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2008

"Funny and heartwarming. (Fiction. 12+)"
Determined to reconnect with her estranged grandparents and forget about ex-crush William (Cross Your Heart, Connie Pickles, 2007), 15-year-old Connie embarks on an exchange program to France. Read full book review >

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CROSS YOUR HEART, CONNIE PICKLES by Sabine Durrant
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2007

"Though at times a bit too familiar, Durrant manages to tell a fun and engaging story. (Fiction. 12-14)"
In her journal, Connie Pickles chronicles seven weeks in her life, during which she sets her mother up with three different men, gets a job, quits a job, marches against the war, gets kissed, almost loses a friend and falls in love. Read full book review >

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CONNIE MACK AND THE EARLY YEARS OF BASEBALL by Norman L. Macht
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 2007

"A compelling look at a legend and an era."
Comprehensive and interesting portrait of one of baseball's most successful managers. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"McLennan's is less an aid to hikers than a handbook for outlet-mall devotees."
For those who know they want a meaningful spiritual life, but don—t know where to find one. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Beautifully straightforward, unadorned, evocative prose that will likely inspire a new generation of travelers."
Booze, brawls, broads—an Aussie adventurer explores the macho commonalities of communities around the globe. Read full book review >

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THE WEALTH OF VIRGINIA by Barbara N. McLennan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2015

"An informative rendering of pre-Revolutionary America, with an inspiring female protagonist."
McLennan's (The Wealth of Jamestown, 2013) historical novel depicts America at a tenuous stage in its early history, when wealth, violence and political unease were all starting to swell. Read full book review >

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FALLING FOR JOHNNY by Alison Johnson McLennan
Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"A dark, violent story with a heart."
McLennan's debut novel tells the story of Johnny McPherson, an organized crime boss in Boston, and Riley Donavan, a young woman who's drawn into Johnny's world by chance and circumstance. Read full book review >