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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BIRDBRAIN AMOS by Michael Delaney
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

As ad hoc parents go, Horton has nothing on Amos, a mild-mannered hippo with a bug problem who advertises for one tick bird and finds himself hosting a whole family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1994

"But beyond this, its too-literal and disorganized approach leaves the reader—or the client—guessing."
Another attempt by Delaney (Living Your Dreams, 1979, etc.) to whip our sleeping selves into waking fulfillment through step-by- step home remedies, visits to the author's Dream and Consultation Center, or both. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHANNON by Frank Delaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"A well-crafted, satisfying work of historical fiction, as are all of Delaney's novels; respectful of the facts while not cowed by them, and full of life."
A rousing tale of forbidden love, civil war, horrible death and other things Irish. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DARK ARMY by Joseph Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"Skippable for newbies, but fans will salvage enough to make it worthwhile even as they hope for payoff next time. (Grimalkin's notes, glossary) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Tom Ward, the Chipenden Spook, is back from the dead and ready to fight against the monstrous wolflike Kobalos horde, with his apprentice, Jenny Calder, and the witch assassin Grimalkin by his side. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CROSSING by Martin Delaney
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 19, 2007

"This adventure travel book has plenty of detail, but its lack of insight into the author's life may limit its appeal."
In this debut travel memoir, a Scottish bicyclist rides across the United States, overcoming natural and man-made hazards along the way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TIPPERARY by Frank Delaney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2007

"A sort of Irish Gone With the Wind, marked by sly humor, historical awareness and plenty of staying power."
When shamrock green meets black and tan, things sometimes go mauve. Read full book review >