Search Results: "Leslie Muir"


BOOK REVIEW

C.R. MUDGEON by Leslie Muir
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 6, 2012

"This paean to the value of moderation, conveyed via a friendship story that will resonate with children, is just right for any kid who's wary of new things, and maybe a bit shy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Young readers may not know beforehand what a "curmudgeon" is, but so many kids are creatures of habit they'll sympathize with this hidebound hedgehog. Read full book review >

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WELLINGTON by Rory Muir
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"Next up, Waterloo. A welcome biography, particularly for students of European geopolitics."
First of a two-volume life of Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington, covering his first 45 years, a time in which he became a military legend and major political figure. Read full book review >

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LEFT BANK by Kate Muir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2006

"Deliciously wry."
Times of London columnist Muir (The Insider's Guide to Paris, 1999, etc.), in her U.S. debut, delivers a sharp, quietly feminist novel of manners. Read full book review >

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THE CURE FOR CATASTROPHE by Robert Muir-Wood
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Readers will find it hard to stop reading this excellent book and will share the author's perhaps futile yearning that elected officials have the courage to pass inconvenient laws and spend the electorate's money to prevent disasters."
A fascinating examination of the "forensics of disasters." Read full book review >

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DOGGONE FEET! by Leslie Helakoski
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Alas, that perky pup can't quite save the limping story, doggone it. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A smiling, spotted dog relates to her owners only through their legs and feet in this visually appealing but rather confusing story about a dog's place in the world. Read full book review >

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FAIR COW by Leslie Helakoski
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A good addition to collections in need of some new barnyard or self-esteem titles. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Effie the cow's not dissatisfied with her farm, the grazing or giving milk, but she's always dreamed of being a blue-ribbon, award-winning, state-fair cow. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ANIMAL ABC by Leslie Baker
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 2003

An alphabet of rare simplicity. Read full book review >

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ALBERT'S BALLGAME by Leslie Tryon
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Still, as long as baseball continues as the national pastime, this delightful offering should have a life on the shelves. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The assortment of squirrels, kangaroos, monkeys, and ostriches running the bases is not to be confused with replacement players for major leaguers on strike. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAIR by Leslie Patricelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"With its companion, another solid outing for Patricelli's tot. (Board book. 1-3)"
A board book for toddlers who are almost ready for their first haircuts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO NO YES YES by Leslie Patricelli
NONFICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

Patricelli's trademark one-haired imp gets into and out of trouble, grinning all the while. Read full book review >