Search Results: "Juliet Grey"


BOOK REVIEW

CONFESSIONS OF MARIE ANTOINETTE by Juliet Grey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"An admirable if stiff portrait of a noble heart."
The final volume of Grey's Marie Antoinette trilogy (Becoming Marie Antoinette, 2011, etc.) grimly details the queen's sad and, to contemporary eyes, terribly unjust end. Read full book review >

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A-MAZE-ING MINOTAUR by Juliet Rix
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A middling treatment all around. (Picture book/myth. 6-9)"
With the help of a beautiful princess, Theseus solves the mystery of the Labyrinth. Read full book review >

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TRACTION MAN MEETS TURBODOG by Mini Grey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2008

"Hilarious details lurk throughout, and readers won't want to miss even one. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Anyone who has read Traction Man Is Here (2005) knows that the toy action-figure's beloved pet Scrubbing Brush could never, ever be replaced by the battery-operated "generic robotic hound" Turbodog™. Read full book review >

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THREE BY THE SEA by Mini Grey
ANIMALS
Released: April 5, 2011

"The clear, clever text—rendered in a large font—is as fresh and invigorating as the rest. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A cat, dog and mouse live peacefully in their seaside shack—each doing his or her part to keep the household humming: Cat cleans (between naps), Mouse cooks dinner (cheese fondue only) and Dog busily buries bones. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF THE DISH AND THE SPOON by Mini Grey
ADVENTURE
Released: May 23, 2006

"Hey-diddle-delightful. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A loopily nostalgic tale imagines the exploits of the Dish and the Spoon after they ran away. Read full book review >

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THE VERY SMART PEA AND THE PRINCESS-TO-BE by Mini Grey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2003

"A rib-tickling US debut for Grey, with plenty of sight gags to complement the chatty narrative. (Picture book/fairy tale. 7-9)"
At last, the silent participant in the tale of the Princess and the Pea tells its side of the story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TOYS IN SPACE by Mini Grey
by Mini Grey, illustrated by Mini Grey
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"A preschool sibling to Adam Rex's The True Meaning of Smekday (2007). (Picture book. 4-7)"
Keenly intelligent artwork teeters on the delicious borderline of scariness in a nighttime toy adventure. Read full book review >

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EGG DROP by Mini Grey
by Mini Grey, illustrated by Mini Grey
ADVENTURE
Released: July 14, 2009

"Grey's appealing, comical artwork—with soft watercolors, toasty warm palette and refreshingly varied perspectives—employs bits of graph paper, photographs and other textures to wonderful, shattering effect. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"The Egg was young. / It didn't listen. / If only it had waited." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Proper fantasy, balanced between epic and personal; this promises to be an engrossing series, with intimations of bigger things ahead. (Historical fantasy. 13 & up)"
In an alternate ancient British Isles, an intrepid heroine may save the kingdom from its wicked ruler. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 14, 2011

"A general but solid primer on the state of sharks today and a plea for their protection."
Washington Post environmental reporter Eilperin (Fight Club Politics: How Partisanship is Poisoning the House of Representatives, 2006) travels the globe to explore the complex relationship between sharks and humans, issuing a passionate call for the protection of these diverse and majestic creatures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WORDSWORTH by Juliet Barker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Exhaustive and intimately connected to the English landscape, but lacking the big picture."
English biographer Barker (The Brontës, 1995) sifts tediously and joylessly through the ponderous life of the great nature poet, friend to Coleridge and later laureate of England. Read full book review >