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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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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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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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2001

"A terrific format for an appealing subject. (index) (Biography. 9-11)"
Readers who have just discovered Anne Shirley of Green Gables and are wondering where she came from will find at least the beginnings of an answer in this fresh, frank picture-book biography. Read full book review >

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THE RESURRECTION MAN by Charlotte MacLeod
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1992

"Strictly for faithful fans."
This tenth outing for investigators (specializing in art and antiques) Max and Sarah Bittersohn (The Silver Ghost, 1988, etc.) finds them spending a summer in Sarah's Beacon Hill house in Boston and deeply involved in the murder of Sarah's aged old friend George Protheroe, found stabbed to death in the overstuffed mansion he shared with unflappable wife Anora. Read full book review >

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THE STAR FRACTION by Ken MacLeod
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Still, fans of MacLeod's other work won't pass this one up."
Scottish author MacLeod's first published novel finally appears in the US, completing the trilogy—in reverse order—of The Cassini Division (1999) and The Stone Canal (2000). Read full book review >

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ALL THE BELOVED GHOSTS by Alison MacLeod
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"A uniquely cohesive collection of short examinations of aging, death, and living, these stories are subtly moving and thoroughly engaging."
MacLeod, who was born in Montreal and lives in Britain, merges fact and fiction in her new collection of short stories, her first book to be published in the U.S. since her debut novel, The Changeling (1996). Read full book review >