Search Results: "Jessica Morgan"


BOOK REVIEW

MESSY by Heather Cocks
Released: June 5, 2012

"For most of the lowlife celebrities skewered, fame will be justly fleeting, but this novel should have a longer shelf life, thanks to a cast of complex characters who offer ample evidence that, F. Scott Fitzgerald notwithstanding, the rich and famous are like you and me. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
Sisters Brooke (budding Tinseltown diva) and Molly (level-headed Midwesterner) return, along with Brick Berlin, their self-absorbed, dimly sweet megastar dad, in a companion piece to Spoiled (2011), gleefully sending up celebrity blogs and social networking. Read full book review >

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THE ROYAL WE by Heather Cocks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"Pages of biting humor and breathtaking glamour rewrite a fairy tale into something more satisfying than a stack of tabloids."
Fashion bloggers Cocks and Morgan (Spoiled, 2011, etc.) debunk the princess fantasy in a fictional tell-all inspired by the courtship of Kate Middleton and Prince William.Read full book review >

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SPOILED by Heather Cocks
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2011

"Names aren't so much dropped as smashed; for maximum enjoyment, less-invested readers may require a 'who's who' of trashy celebrities. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Brooke Berlin—accomplished power shopper, prima-donna-in-training and daughter of film megastar Brick Berlin—thought she was an only child. Read full book review >

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BOOK REPORT for A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Tales of Belles, Bank Robbers, and Other Badass Girls edited by Jessica Spotswood

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C. MORGAN BABST
by Megan Labrise

New Orleans native C. Morgan Babst evacuated one day before Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. Three post-apocalyptic images never left her: a grim waterline, pervasive gray mud, and spray-paint X-codes tattooed by rescue crews—declaring how many saved, how many dead in every building. These visions haunt her eloquent, elegiac debut novel, The Floating World.

“I couldn’t not write this book ...


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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DRAGON PIZZERIA by Mary Morgan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2008

"This playful addition to any fairy-tale collection will be a hit in storytimes. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Two dragons in Fairy Tale Land decide to open a pizza shop. 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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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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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 >