Search Results: "Leane Morin"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CARPET BOY’S GIFT by Pegi Deitz Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 4, 2010

"Use alongside other materials to flesh out details. (author's note, extensive resources) (Picture book. 8-11)"
This fictionalized tale featuring a real-life hero addresses the contemporary nightmare of child slavery in the second treatment based on the same subject this year (Iqbal, p. 1310). Read full book review >

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Experiment One: Murder in the Lab by Anne Morin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2016

"This book's scientist protagonist is a good enough sleuth to handle a more engaging mystery."
In Morin's debut thriller, a neuroscientist starts a murder investigation after a grad student's bludgeoned body turns up in her research lab. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Style without substance, glamour without beauty, form without function."
Another woebegone childhood propels this thin mix of style and attitude. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 27, 2012

"An impressive informational effort about a nearly forgotten figure in American history."
Dunkak's debutbiography intricately documents the career of a revolutionary yet obscure American historical figure, lawyer John Morin Scott. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL DREAMING by Paul Morin
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"Morin's bold paintings reflect Aboriginal rock art, the images of the traditional Dreamtime, and vividly realistic portraits of the boy and his elder. (glossary) (Picture book. 6-10)"
Within this beautifully illustrated book is the story of the Dreamtime of the Australian Aboriginal people—how the animals of long ago created a world in which they all lived in peace and harmony. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Interesting for its paradoxical perspective on eroticism, but too abstract to be a truly effective self-help program. ($35,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
A sex therapist invites readers to improve their own sex lives by learning from the turn-ons of others. Read full book review >

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LAMPSHADES by Carole Morin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Adolescent nastiness, pointless provocation, and empty attitude, whipped together into a muddy mix."
The British columnist and memoirist (Dead Glamorous, 1997) cobbles together a kind of female, '90s, Scottish-nihilist version of Catcher In the Rye featuring a fascist teenager who wanders London's streets seeking out her true nature by shacking up with a fat old man, thinking mean thoughts about her mother, and pursuing the serial killer she loves. Read full book review >

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A Tale of Life & War by Christopher Morin
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Intriguing wartime tale well-told and cleverly plotted in an authentic historical setting."
A college student learns respect from a military veteran in author Morin's debut novel. Read full book review >

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FOX SONG by Joseph Bruchac
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

A storyteller known for retellings of Native American tales depicts a child who treasures and finds comfort in the many things her Abenaki great-grandmother taught her before her recent death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"For use in conjunction with other, more rooted texts. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
This scholarly history provides a starting place for learning about the impact on Native Americans of the arrival of Europeans and other settlers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOMEN OF THE U.S. CONGRESS by Isobel V. Morin
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 14, 1994

"Women Who Served in the U.S. Congress''; bibliography; index. (Biography. 10+)"
Like Fireside's Is There a Woman in the House? (p. 307), a useful and thought-provoking survey of the lives of a diverse group of congresswomen. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON'S PEARL by Julie Lawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 1993

"A well-told tale, effectively celebrating the benevolent Chinese dragon and set in splendid format. (Picture book. 4-10)"
In her first US publication, Canadian Lawson draws on Chinese motifs for a gentle tale with the cadence and flavor of folklore. Read full book review >