Search Results: "Lael Morgan"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2011

"A useful addition to Western Americana and women's studies."
There weren't many career opportunities open to women in the Wild West: schoolmarm, farm wife, perhaps stenographer. However, writes journalist and popular historian Morgan (Media Writing/Univ. of Texas, Arlington; Good Time Girls of the Alaska-Yukon Gold Rush, 1998, etc.) in this entertaining and instructive study, there was always a demand for prostitutes and brothel keepers, and many women naturally drifted into those ancient professions. Read full book review >

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BLUE SKYE by Lael Littke
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Thoughtful and solidly entertaining. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Still another book that hinges on a child's abandonment by a flighty mother. Read full book review >

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LAKE OF SECRETS by Lael Littke
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2001

"Only partly successful. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Past lives, small-town secrets, and the unsolved disappearance of a four-year-old all come together in Littke's readable, but uneven novel. Read full book review >

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PIRATES by Linda Lael Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

"A likely crowd-pleaser from a veteran romancer who knows how to stoke all the predictable fires of passion. (Author tour)"
For her first hardcover, Miller turns her prodigious romance hand to sensuous time-travel, here mating Duncan Rourke, a colonial pirate-patriot, and Phoebe Turlow, his feisty, funny 20th-century soulmate. Read full book review >

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HAUNTED SISTER by Lael Littke
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Lenore accepts that she is a blend of two people, good and bad—is a valiant attempt to bring many ideas together, but the plotting overwhelms Littke (Blue Skye, 1991, etc.); wavering between full-blown grotesque and moments of deep feeling, her story gets lost in the middle. (Fiction. 12-14)"
A tale of twins—one dead, one alive—becomes an ineffective hybrid: part ghost story, part multiple-personality yarn, part romance. Read full book review >

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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 >