Search Results: "John Grogan"


BOOK REVIEW

MARLEY AND THE GREAT EASTER EGG HUNT by John Grogan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Even a well-loved, popular main character can't save a story with frantic action, lame jokes and a plodding plot. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Yet another story about Marley the misbehaving Labrador retriever; here he runs rampant through the town Easter egg hunt. Read full book review >

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THE LONGEST TRIP HOME by John Grogan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 21, 2008

"A harmless, wholesome treat for those who don't mind a little treacle."
Author of the bestselling Marley & Me (2005) shares his candy-coated personal history. Read full book review >

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MARLEY by John Grogan
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"Written with real affection and humor, this tender tribute to a dog 'with stinky breath and bad manners' will win the hearts of even those who aren't dog lovers. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
In this adaptation of his bestselling memoir, Marley & Me, Grogan celebrates the life of his free-spirited, bad-boy Labrador retriever. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Marley died at age 13, and the book ends with the Grogans thinking of adopting another puppy. Please, no sequels! Only the most alarmingly devoted dog lovers should bother with this one."
Maudlin, embarrassing ode to a pooch. Read full book review >

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A VERY MARLEY CHRISTMAS by John Grogan
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"It may be time for this overworked pup to take a rest. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Grogan continues his Marley franchise with his third children's book about the boisterous yellow lab, rearranging the chronology of the family history slightly so that there are already two children in the family when Marley arrives. Read full book review >

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A VIEW FROM WITHIN by Pauline Grogan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 23, 2013

"An engaging, moving memoir that will resonate with readers as Jimmy Lynch continues to find his way into the hearts of others."
A biography, written in the style of a memoir, of a severely paralyzed man and the woman he inspired. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"An illuminating cultural history."
Grogan reveals the seminal, but frequently overlooked, influence of the postwar humanistic psychology movement in creating what is sometimes described as today's "therapy culture," which includes employee retreats, seminars on sensitivity training, the proliferation of support groups and more. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE VEIL by Pauline Grogan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2013

"An often rich life story that may speak to women of many faiths."
A former nun recounts her journey in this sensitive debut autobiography. Read full book review >

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FROM WHERE I WATCH YOU by Shannon Grogan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Involving and suspenseful. (Mystery. 12-18)"
Kara hopes to win a scholarship to La Patisserie Pastry School so she can escape her bleak life by becoming a professional baker, but she has to contend with a secret stalker as well. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2000

"A brave glimpse beyond urban blight. (photos)"
Two urban-renewal experts assess what has and has not worked to resuscitate America's decaying inner cities. Read full book review >

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LADYBUGOLOGY by Michael Elsohn Ross
by Michael Elsohn Ross, photographed by Brian Grogan, illustrated by Darren Erickson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 7, 1998

"The full- color photographs are helpful; the illustrations are sometimes informative, and other times clumsily executed cartoons. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Ladybugs are the perfect bug for a pet. Read full book review >