Search Results: "Ian Morgan Cron"


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NON-FICTION
Released: June 2, 2011

"A powerful story of faith and forgiveness."
An Episcopal priest's journey back to God and grace. Read full book review >

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DR. SEUSS & MR. GEISEL by Judith Morgan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1995

"Competent, if uninsightful, in discussing Geisel's place in American culture, the Morgans tend to heap adulation on the creator of Ooblek, the Lorax, and Sneetches."
The facts of Theodor Geisel's life are not as well known as his illustrious works, but in this authorized biography (from Geisel's own publisher), they're nearly as exuberant. Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN'S BUGS by Mary Morgan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"With its delicate grounding in the real behavior of its humanized animals, this is a charming Beatrix Potter descendant, a perfect stepping stone to Potter's more demanding texts. (Picture book. 1-6)"
A small, sweet book that describes, with disarming simplicity, a little porcupine's adventures on a walk with his mama, a motherly animal person who much resembles Mrs. Tiggy Winkle. Read full book review >

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THE FLYING EMU by Sally Morgan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Glossary. (Folklore. 5-12)"
Dedicated by the aboriginal author to ``all the naughty children in the world,'' 20 lively original stories replete with the mythic stuff of wonder tales—magic, transformation, resurrection, eating alive, disgorging, and other comically earthy workings of the digestive tract—all recounted in an engaging colloquial style. Read full book review >

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SLEEP TIGHT, LITTLE MOUSE by Mary Morgan
ANIMALS
Released: May 13, 2003

In this diminutive charmer, a restless mouseling tells his mama that he'd rather sleep in a bird's nest, in a pile of puppies, a kangaroo's pouch, with bats in a cave, or with a polar bear mama. Read full book review >

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PIP SITS by Mary Morgan
by Mary Morgan, illustrated by Mary Morgan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A good book for hatching new readers. (Early reader. 5-7)"
A playful porcupine kit ends up having ducklings imprint on him after their mother asks him to sit on her clutch of eggs. Read full book review >

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GATHERING DARKNESS by Morgan Rhodes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"Last-minute twists don't make up for slow pacing, but they give the next sequel potential. (Fantasy. 13-17)"
Trust issues reign in the third cloak-and-dagger intrigue of the Falling Kingdoms series. Read full book review >

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SABOTAGE SEASON by Alex Morgan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Although formulaic, the story's fast pace and plot buildup will appeal to female athletes. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Team co-captain and eighth-grader Devin returns (The Kicks: Saving the Team, 2013) for another tale of soccer teamwork, this time with a little sleuthing thrown in. Read full book review >

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THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED by Page Morgan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"A nifty idea clumsily executed. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)"
A newish supernatural being arrives in this straight-out gothic saga. Read full book review >

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AMY & ROGER’S EPIC DETOUR by Morgan Matson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 4, 2010

"Appealing to Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, Cecil Castellucci fans and the like, this entertaining and thoughtful summertime road trip serves up slices of America with a big scoop of romance on the side. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
After a recent car accident claimed her father's life, high-school actress Amy refuses to drive anywhere, so her mother arranges for rising college sophomore Roger, the son of a family friend, to drive Amy and the family car from their house for sale in California to a new home in Connecticut. Read full book review >

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FLESHMARKET by Nicola Morgan
FICTION
Released: Aug. 10, 2004

"Here's harrowing reading—made all the more so by the closing revelation that Knox and his practices are drawn from life. (historical note) (Fiction. 12-15)"
A psychological study made stomach-churningly intense by its squalid 19th-century setting and gruesome historical milieu. Read full book review >