Search Results: "M.C. Delaney"


BOOK REVIEW

OBI: GERBIL ON A MISSION! by M.C.  Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2012

"Fast-paced and funny, this installment will bring Obi new fans. (Animal fantasy. 8-11)"
Obi the gerbil (Obi: Gerbil on the Loose, 2008) is back in action in this simple story about dealing with perceived rejection and making room in one's heart for new friends. Read full book review >

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OBI: GERBIL ON A SCHOOL TRIP! by M.C.  Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 27, 2013

"Obi the gerbil's latest adventure is an uncomplicated, entertaining romp with a lesson about the trouble that follows when we allow others to stir up doubt about our most cherished relationships. (Animal fantasy. 8-11)"
In this third volume to feature Obi, an endearingly flawed little gerbil who is always getting herself into trouble, the pampered pet accidentally hitches a ride to school. Read full book review >

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ROB DELANEY by Rob Delaney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Candid and conversational, this memoir shows there's more to Delaney than pithy tweets."
A comedian best known for his lively Twitter feed chronicles his rocky path to sobriety. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Plain Janes and lovelorn teens will appreciate the sound self-help tips and be inspired by the stronger, deserves-better Sadie who emerges, ready to give love another chance. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A story about creating one's own identity is as common as a cup of joe but this is a bolder brew than most. The natural sweetener: Love is on the horizon for Sadie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 1974

"Hamilton is at her best here; the soaring but firmly anchored imagery, the slant and music of everyday speech, the rich and engaging characters and warm, tough, wary family relationships, the pervasive awareness of both threat and support connected with the mountain — all mesh beautifully in theme and structure to create a sense of organic belonging."
Virginia Hamilton goes home again to the hill country, where Sarah's mountain has belonged to M.C.'s family ("and them to it") ever since an ancestor fleeing slavery settled there with her infant. Read full book review >

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M.C. TURTLE AND THE HIP HOP HARE by David Vozar
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"But readers who don't like rap won't be won over by this misbegotten effort, and those who do will know better. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A brazen exploitation of rap's popularity. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET LIFE OF SPARROW DELANEY by Suzanne Harper
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2007

"Sparrow's plight gives new meaning to 'not a ghost of a chance'—an entertaining one. (Fiction. 12-16)"
What high-school kid wants to be a freak, especially the kind who talks to dead people? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KOYA DELANEY AND THE GOOD GIRL BLUES by Eloise Greenfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Meanwhile, Greenfield (a much-honored author and poet) narrates with grace and clarity, weaving her several themes into a carefully structured, thought-provoking story that should be a long-lived favorite. (Fiction. 8-12)"
As neatly summed up in Jan Spivey Gilchrist's attractive jacket art, there are several themes in this warm school-and- family story, set near Washington, D.C. Koya is distressed by a falling-out between her sister Loritha and her best friend Dawn, the result of a spiteful trick Dawn plays on Loritha just before a ``double-dutch'' contest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIRDBRAIN AMOS, MR. FUN by Michael Delaney
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"For those who chuckled over the first, here's a Birdbrain encore. (Fiction. 7-9)"
In this sequel to Birdbrain Amos (2002), the big hippopotamus has nothing to do and feels dejected because his tick bird, Amoeba, has a new friend—but it turns out, she's imaginary. Read full book review >

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OBI, GERBIL ON THE LOOSE! by Michael Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"If the cast of characters falls a little flat and the story line feels forced and too simplistic for its intended audience, this is still a fun frolic that will draw in those devoted fans of all things furry. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Obi the gerbil has it made. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEARL'S FIRST PRIZE PLANT by A. Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 1997

"This is a great book to have on hand for young gardeners who may not achieve results that match the pictures on the seed packets. (Picture book. 4-7)"
In fewer than 200 words, Delaney (The Gunnywolf, 1992, not reviewed, etc.) constructs a small, endearing drama around the idea that biggest isn't always best. Read full book review >

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COLUMBUS AND THE QUEST FOR JERUSALEM by Carol Delaney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"A welcome reappraisal of Columbus and his legacy."
Cultural anthropologist Delaney offers an interpretation of Christopher Columbus's career based on the apocalyptical millenarianism she identifies in his thinking. Read full book review >