Search Results: "Grace Maccarone"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NUTCRACKER by Grace Maccarone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A disappointing effort that fails to capture the magic inherent in the ballet. (bibliography) (Picture book. 5-8)"
This large-format retelling of the story from the popular holiday-season ballet focuses on the family party scene and the battle between the mice and the soldiers, with just a brief concluding visit to the Land of Sweets. Read full book review >

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MISS LINA'S BALLERINAS by Grace Maccarone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"The little girls, nicely multiethnic, have personality, and young readers, budding ballerinas or not, will enjoy the details of the ballet studio and the joie de vivre of the nine young ladies. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In an infectiously rhyming text not a little reminiscent of Madeline, eight little girls ranging in name from Christina and Edwina to Marina and Nina all study ballet in Messina. Read full book review >

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MISS LINA'S BALLERINAS AND THE PRINCE by Grace Maccarone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Welcome Tony Farina to Miss Lina's, and join the applause for a lovely and lively story. (glossary) (Picture book. 3-7)"
The nine lovely little girls are back and what a joy—for there's a new student joining their ranks, and he's a boy! Read full book review >

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A CHILD’S GOOD NIGHT PRAYER by Grace Maccarone
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A gentle reminder for youngsters (and adults, too) to be grateful for the small things. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A sweet ode of gratitude for the simple pleasures in a child's life. Read full book review >

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THE THREE BEARS ABC by Grace Maccarone
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"By no means is this an introduction to the fairy tale. The book would be best used as a guessing game or a writing device for kids who already know the story. (Picture book/fairy tale. 6-8)"
Can the classic story of Goldilocks be parsed into an alphabet book—successfully? Read full book review >

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BUTTERFLY'S SURPRISE by Grace Maccarone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Flutter by it. (Board book. 2-4)"
A sparkly, smiling butterfly looks for a present that "Mommy and Daddy" butterfly have hidden in this lift-the-flap board book. Read full book review >

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THE THREE LITTLE PIGS COUNT TO 100 by Grace Maccarone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Count on other retellings for the fractured-fairy-tale shelf. (Math picture book. 3-6)"
The three little pigs take on math. Read full book review >

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MISS LINA'S BALLERINAS AND THE WICKED WISH by Grace Maccarone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Applause for another lovely production from the author-and-illustrator duo. (glossary of ballet terms, summary of The Sleeping Beauty ballet) (Picture book. 3-8)"
One of Miss Lina's nine lovely ballerinas suffers pangs of jealously when casting is announced for The Sleeping Beauty. Read full book review >

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GRACE by Calvin Baker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2015

"A muddled spiritual inventory that could have used a lighter touch."
An American man's existential journey is aided by various women in Baker's cerebral fourth novel (Dominion, 2006, etc.).Read full book review >

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GRACE by Linn Ullmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2005

"Slenderly executed work of stunning emotional magnitude."
An elderly man dying of cancer finds redemption through his wife's love, in this Norwegian novelist's minimally drawn, quietly detached, very moving third outing (Stella Descending, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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GRACE by Mary Cartledgehayes
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"A beguilingly straightforward account of the religious experience."
Recently ordained United Methodist minister Cartledgehayes debuts with no-holds-barred reflections on her decision to be ordained, her experiences while in charge of a church, and her uncertainty about her future in the ministry. Read full book review >

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GRACE by Robert Lacey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 28, 1994

"And if she couldn't do it, what chance do the rest of us have? (32 b&w photos, most not seen) (100,000 first printing; first serial to Vanity Fair; Literary Guild main selection)"
A highly readable and workmanlike history of Grace Kelly— still one of the saddest stories ever told. Read full book review >