Search Results: "Donald M. Murray"


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MY TWICE-LIVED LIFE by Donald M. Murray
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2001

"A superior and wise memoir: The old writer's mechanical functions may be failing, but his ability to tell a story clearly, thoughtfully, and forcefully is intact as he sends a report from a country foreign to most readers."
An autobiographer records the adventure of his own aging. Read full book review >

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CURSE OF THE NARROWS by Laura M. Mac Donald
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Drawing on accounts by survivors and rescuers, Halifax native Mac Donald paints a scarifying portrait of a unique moment in maritime history."
Well-constructed tale of a horrific unnatural disaster in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1917—the largest explosion in world history before the atomic bomb. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Breaks little ground and enters a crowded field, but nonetheless: a useful one-volume survey."
Wide-ranging study of the Holocaust argues that WWII was something of an afterthought for the architects of genocide. Read full book review >

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THIS IS THE SUNFLOWER by Lola M. Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2000

"May be enjoyed as a poem or as a springboard for nature study. (sunflower facts, names of birds) (Picture book. 3-7)"
Schaefer starts with one sunflower growing tall in her garden and shows how just one makes many. Read full book review >

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ONE SMALL SQUARE: CAVE by Donald M. Silver
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Addresses to write to for more information; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Moving from the ferns, owls, bats, wood rats, and crayfish found in the half light near a cave's entrance to the fungi, blind salamanders, colorless isopods, and sightless fish deep within, Silver presents a typical cave's geological formations, plants, and animals and goes on to tell how cave residents find food and to introduce other kinds of caves. 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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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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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 >