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BOOK REVIEW

WHAT IS PUNK? by Eric Morse
by Eric Morse, illustrated by Anny Yi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"The target audience may be a bit perplexed, but if invested adults love the topic, a shared reading experience can't be beat. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A punk primer for the youngest set. Read full book review >

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WHAT IS HIP-HOP? by Eric Morse
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A must-read reference for any hip-hop family. (Informational picture book. 5-adult)"
In this follow-up to What is Punk? (2015), the author-and-illustrator team takes on hip-hop, in consultation with hip-hop historian, cultural critic, and Brooklynite George. Read full book review >

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MAGIC PICKLE AND THE PLANET OF THE GRAPES by Scott Morse
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"Readers will be smirkin' at the exploits of this gherkin. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
When the whole planet's in a dilly of a dilemma, who ya gonna call? Read full book review >

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MAGIC PICKLE by Scott Morse
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Diverting and dill-ectable. (Graphic novel. 8-10)"
Different plot, different format, same cast: Running in parallel to published chapter-book episodes such as Magic Pickle and the Planet of the Grapes (2007), this scenario-setter introduces the bulked-up cuke superhero. Read full book review >

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THE IRON BRIDGE by David Morse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"Time travel and its consequences are the least satisfactory aspects of this first novel, an otherwise richly evocative and fascinating piece of historical speculation."
By the year 2047, following ecological collapse and the Petroleum Wars, vast areas of the globe are radioactive, governments have splintered into corporate fiefdoms, and mutating viruses are mopping up the few survivors. Read full book review >

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THE HABIT by Susan Morse
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"A lively testament to a complicated though loving mother-daughter relationship."
A page-turning, humorous account of one woman's experience during her difficult mother's turbulent journey into old age. Read full book review >

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YELLOW BLUE BUS MEANS I LOVE YOU by Morse Hamilton
FICTION
Released: May 1, 1994

"As rich and complex as the author's fine first novel, Effie's House (1990). (Fiction. 12+)"
Russian-born Timur Vorobyov (``Tim Boyd'') is sent by his hard-working parents to New Hampshire's prestigious ``Aviary Prep.'' He's an affectionate son and fine student, but even four years in NYC haven't prepared him for his privileged new classmates' sophistication. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 7, 2013

"Morse brings the natural world of Botswana to vivid life, but her idealization of Isaac and all the black Africans as noble victims does them a disservice by making them two-dimensional in contrast to the three-dimensional whites."
Morse's third novel (An Unexpected Forest, 2007, etc.) details the overlapping lives of a young black man escaping South African apartheid in 1976, around the time of Stephen Biko's murder, and the white American woman who employs him in Botswana. Read full book review >

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The Sweetheart Deal by Allison Morse
Released: May 15, 2015

"A satisfying romance bolstered by strong characters, detailed settings, and surprising plot twists."
In Morse's debut romance, a business deal reunites a woman with the man who betrayed her years earlier. Read full book review >

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THE GARDEN OF EDEN MOTEL by Morse Hamilton
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"This beautifully crafted book, long on plot, feeling, and suspense, features protagonists that are drawn with realism and depth. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Setting the story in the early 1950s, Hamilton has penned a slow-moving but ultimately touching character study about a boy learning to love his new stepfather. Read full book review >

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MISSING SENSES
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom

Cover Story: Secret Message

BFF Charm: Big Sister

Swoonworthy Scale: 5

Talky Talk: Real Talk

Bonus Factor: Friendships

Relationship Status: See You Later, Alligator

 

Cover Story: Secret Message

At first, I assumed that the Braille on the cover—side note: if the dots aren’t actually raised on the ...


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COLOR COMMENTARY
by Julie Danielson

I’ve always found it difficult to answer the what’s-your-favorite-color question, as the answer depends entirely on my mood. (I like deep blues for more contemplative times, but I need sunny yellow to help wake me in the mornings.)

Perhaps it’s even harder for artists to pick a favorite color. Is it like asking them to pick a favorite child? I ...


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