Search Results: "Erin Morgenstern"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Generous in its vision and fun to read. Likely to be a big book—and, soon, a big movie, with all the franchise trimmings."
Self-assured, entertaining debut novel that blends genres and crosses continents in quest of magic. Read full book review >

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BOLD SONS OF ERIN by Owen Parry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 2003

"Parry clearly loves writing about earlier generations on his native turf, and this time he gives us greater suspense than in Honor's Kingdom."
Fifth in the hauntingly rich Abel Jones Civil War series, following Honor's Kingdom and the more recent non-Jones Our Simple Gifts: Civil War Christmas Tales (2002). Read full book review >

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CHRISTIAN MORGENSTERN: LULLABIES, LYRICS AND GALLOWS SONGS by Christian Morgenstern
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1995

"Gallows Songs'' portion—on Roald Dahl fans. (Poetry. 10-14)"
Deliberately obtrusive, busy book design all but mars this overdue collection of children's poetry and nonsense verse from a German experimental poet (d. 1914). Read full book review >

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THREE DAYS OFF by Susie Morgenstern
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Every high school has its share of Williams, and though this isn't likely to inspire many epiphanies, it may spark a bit of uneasiness in the more complacent versions. (Fiction. YA)"
Suspended for telling a teacher that he'd like to see what's under her skirt, an apathetic teenager gets a wake-up call in this purposeful short novel. Read full book review >

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LIVING WITH JAZZ by Dan Morgenstern
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 2004

"An informative, brightly written anthology—and a must for any jazz bookshelf."
One of jazz's most distinguished critics and historians receives a welcome compilation. Read full book review >

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A BOOK OF COUPONS by Susie Morgenstern
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Occasional, freely drawn cartoons add little to the atmosphere or humor. (Fiction. 9-11)"
A sourpuss principal successfully forces a beloved teacher into retirement in this sketchy, unsatisfying import. Read full book review >

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SIXTH GRADE by Susie Morgenstern
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"While the lazy, clueless, arbitrary faculty takes a drubbing, Margot's peers display a realistic mix of cruelty, confusion, and kindness—a crowd-pleasing combination that should make this as popular in English as its award-winning progenitor has been across the pond. (Fiction. 10-12)"
First American edition of an early work by the author of Book of Coupons (2001), and inspired by her own daughter's experiences, this episodic tale of a young go-getter triumphing despite dreadful teachers and indifferent classmates will strike multiple chords of recognition in young readers. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 2002

In a double dose of puckishness from Morgenstern (Three Days Off, 2001, etc.), two spirited young princesses tackle personal issues. Read full book review >

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SECRET LETTERS FROM 0 TO 10 by Susie Morgenstern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A novel to cherish. (Fiction. 9-14)"
This charming translation of a French award-winner is certain to enchant readers on this side of the Atlantic. Read full book review >

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I DO NOT LIKE AL'S HAT by Erin McGill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Fans of quirky humor and hard-core rabbit lovers won't mind the arbitrariness of the ending, and the art is charming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A magician's rabbit decides he's had his ears pulled one too many times. Read full book review >