Search Results: "Florence Cassen Mayers"


BOOK REVIEW

BASKETBALL ABC by Florence Cassen Mayers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"The compositions will attract sports fans and make page-turners out of those who normally just spectate. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Following on the heels of Baseball ABC (1994), another attractive, eye-catching introduction to the world of sports from Mayers, with the cooperation of the NBA. Read full book review >

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BASEBALL ABC by Florence Cassen Mayers
ABC BOOKS
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Baseball,'' this may appeal to adults as a gift book, though it will probably never be read. (Nonfiction/Picture book. All ages)"
Alphabet books have long been the province of toddler picture books; now comes a series of alphabet books designed for a broader audience. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE NIGHT by Melanie Florence
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A weak if well-meaning addition to a genre in need of strong books. (Fiction. 13-16)"
One night of horror leaves a lasting problem for 17-year-old Luna and her family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A thoughtful, refreshing book with a simple but powerful message: 'Go outside, often, sometimes in wild places. Bring friends or not. Breathe.'"
A journalist explores the relationship between nature and human well-being. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REFLECTIONS IN A JAUNDICED EYE by Florence King
Released: April 17, 1989

More barbed humor, this time in a collection of essays, from King (Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady, 1985; He, 1978; WASP, Where is Thy Sting, 1977; etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MISSING by Melanie Florence
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Well-meaning but unsatisfying. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Feather's life is changed when one friend and then another go missing. Read full book review >

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REZ REBEL by Melanie Florence
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A missed opportunity to fully engage with a deeply serious issue. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Floyd Twofeathers, a Cree teen, vents his frustrations in his secret journal, creating stories to alleviate the angst and confusion he experiences while living on the (fictional) Bitter Lake Reserve. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 23, 2007

"Were they essential to the war effort? Not as much as Lawrence, but it's useful to hear about their accomplishments. A serviceable book, but not much more."
In which the British speak with forked tongues, and the Middle East is born. Read full book review >

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Great Grandma's Guidelines to Prevent Childhood Accidents by Florence Parry
Released: July 2, 2013

"Not folksy, as the title might suggest; instead, a straightforward, practical handbook."
A sharp assortment of tips to help avert childhood accidents, based on the author's experience with the National Safety Council of Western Australia. Read full book review >