Search Results: "Doug MacLeod"


BOOK REVIEW

I’M BEING STALKED BY A MOONSHADOW by Doug MacLeod
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Would that more of MacLeod's charm and humor crosses the ocean. (Fiction. YA)"
While not a girl-magnet like his melodramatic younger brother, budding playwright Seth Parrot, a 14-year-old Australian, leads a content life until his "alternative" parents build their dream home, literally, out of mud bricks. Read full book review >

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HEATHER FELL IN THE WATER by Doug MacLeod
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"It's hard to say whether this might convince fearful children that the water is their friend, but its sly attitude is definitely amusing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young Heather experiences an interesting relationship with water in this slightly offbeat tale. Read full book review >

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MARIE CURIE by Elizabeth MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Although this offering may not inspire them, readers will discover plenty to appreciate in the subject. (chronology, list of museums, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
A fairly breathless biography delivers the facts in workmanlike style but without the spark of brilliance one might hope would be attached to the subject. Read full book review >

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ALBERT EINSTEIN by Elizabeth MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2003

"A useful addition to collections for young readers. (timeline, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
MacLeod (Lucy Maud Montgomery, 2001, etc.) covers a lot of ground in this brief biography of Albert Einstein: school, early career in a Swiss patent office, early days as a professor in Bern, becoming friends with Marie Curie, choosing work over family, WWII and the move to Princeton, New Jersey, and the post-war years as a citizen of the world. Read full book review >

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HARRY HOUDINI by Elizabeth MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"An engaging tour, albeit over well-traveled territory. (index, chronology) (Biography. 9-11)"
MacLeod offers a biography for readers not yet up to Tom Lalicki's outstanding Spellbinder: The Life of Harry Houdini (2000). Read full book review >

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PASSING STRANGE by Sally MacLeod
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2002

"Difficult to take seriously, despite MacLeod's obviously serious intentions."
Prejudice against unattractive women is equated with racism, in a self-important first novel about a young woman whose cosmetic surgery dramatically alters her life. Read full book review >

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EXIT THE MILKMAN by Charlotte MacLeod
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 28, 1996

"The author's legion of fans will undoubtedly love every minute."
Peter Shandy, botany professor at Balaclava Agricultural College and sometime sleuth (Something in the Water, 1994, etc.), lives, with librarian wife Helen, next door to dairy-management Professor Jim Feldster and Mirelle, his harridan of a wife. Read full book review >

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ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL by Elizabeth MacLeod
Released: April 1, 1999

"This is just a glimpse of the man, of course, and those who want to take a longer look can start with either the web sites listed at the back, or move on to Tom L. Matthews's Always Inventing (p. 69). (index) (Biography. 8-10)"
In what has, for no discernable reason, become a rush to publish biographies of Bell, this emerges as the least formal, most approachable of the pack. Read full book review >

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VANE PURSUIT by Charlotte MacLeod
Released: April 10, 1989

Back to Balaclava Junction and its sometime sleuth, Professor Peter Shandy of the local agricultural college (The Corpse in Oosak's Pond, etc.), for more far-fetched criminal activity amongst the strange-sounding names and homey kitchens. Read full book review >

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TOP DOGS by Elizabeth MacLeod
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"Excellent information presented in a frustrating and distracting jumble. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Dogs have played a role in human history for eons. Read full book review >

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COSMONAUT KEEP by Ken MacLeod
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2001

"Distinctive, politically challenging, both tantalizing and satisfying—and bulging with implications that merit, and will doubtless receive, further exploration."
Another of Edinburgh resident MacLeod's idiosyncratically distinctive futures (The Sky Road, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >