Search Results: "Ian MacDonald"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Certainly a labor of love, and all the more valuable for holding the Fabs to the highest critical standards."
An ideal pathfinder on the Beatles' long and winding road from moptops to magi—insightful, informative, contentious, and as ambitious and surprising as its heroes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOK WHOOO’S COUNTING by Suse MacDonald
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A treat for both new and experienced counters. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This elegant counting book by a Caldecott Honor-winner introduces young children to the numbers one through ten. Read full book review >

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ALPHABET ANIMALS by Suse MacDonald
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 3, 2008

"A coup of concept, color and construction. (Picture book/toy book. 2-6)"
The alphabet's been good to MacDonald, who won a Caldecott Honor for Alphabatics (1986), and she has certainly returned the favor. Read full book review >

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BAD BABY by Ross MacDonald
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A new and very funny take on a perennially relevant subject. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Jack, hero of Another Perfect Day (2002), is back, but something's missing. Read full book review >

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WICKED WILL by Bailey MacDonald
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 23, 2009

"Lively and quick, it may offer some small amusement to readers not quite ready for King of Shadows. (Historical fiction. 8-11)"
Some nearly threadbare tropes hold together this fast-paced mystery for middle schoolers, only fraying completely at the end. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2000

"A survey of five hundred years of history cannot cover so large a subject in depth, and this one omits many historical events that affected women's lives, but students looking for another source for information on women will find this helpful. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Children know the medieval period best for its knights in shining armor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 2016

"An informative operational due-diligence primer."
In this manual, two materials-handling equipment salesmen detail how to determine the best equipment and layout for new and existing warehouse buildings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIE ONCE by Marianne Macdonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2002

"Crisp dialogue and just enough London mise-en-scène give Macdonald a leg up on her competitors in the single-heroine-with-too-many-boyfriends genre—although the main twist in this plot is obvious all the way from Russell Square."
The sixth in a series (Road Kill, 2000, etc.) by Britisher Macdonald. Read full book review >

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DEATH'S AUTOGRAPH by Marianne Macdonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 1997

"Next time, if we're lucky, she'll be engaged in shenanigans less confusing than these."
Dido Hoare is an antiquarian book dealer in London, following the footsteps of her ailing, semi-retiring father Barnabas. Read full book review >

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THE PRISONER'S WIFE by Gerard Macdonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2012

"Though this is McDonald's first adult novel, it boasts the assurance and authority of a veteran spymaster, making us feel like we've been reading this author for years."
Living in Paris in 2004, former CIA spy Shawn Maguire accepts a freelance job to find an Iranian named Darius Osmani. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THREE MONKEYS by Marianne Macdonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2005

"Throughout it all, Macdonald struggles admirably but not always successfully to bridge the gap between the cozy circle of Dido's extended family, notable for the warmth between her and her father, and the sordid crimes she's stumbled onto this time."
The Christmas rush must wait while antiquarian bookseller Dido Hoare (Die Once, 2003, etc.) is caught between a dismembered corpse and the London police. Read full book review >

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MARRIED TO A STRANGER by Patricia MacDonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 2006

"Sturdy variations on an old theme, short on realism, long on expertly frayed nerves."
MacDonald's latest matron-in-distress is a bride who fears that her bridegroom is the man who nearly killed her and intends to try again. Read full book review >