Search Results: "M.C. Bowen"


BOOK REVIEW

ALL FIXED UP by M.C. Bowen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"This story has heart. (optimized for iPad iOS 6+) (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A simple story, available in both English and Spanish, reaffirms a family's love, even in times of separation. Read full book review >

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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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GATHERING by Betsy Bowen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The only thing missing in this book is a section on negative numbers, to record the thermometer readings of -34¯ in darkest December! (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bowen follows up her boundary waters alphabet book Antler, Bear, Canoe (1991) with a book of numbers that follows the sun's rays through the seasons. 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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STRANDED AT PLIMOTH PLANTATION 1626 by Gary Bowen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1994

"Bowen's reputation rests secure as the crafter of scrupulously researched, beautifully illustrated stories. (Book- of-the-Month Club/History Book Club alternate selections) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
An enthralling account of everyday life at Plimoth Plantation in 1626-27. Read full book review >

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THERE GOES THE BRIDE by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"Agatha (A Spoonful of Poison, 2008, etc.) is as overbearing and abrasive as ever. But she does have her good points, as does this meandering tale."
Detective agency owner Agatha Raisin's ongoing obsession with her ex-husband lands her in the soup. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF AN OUTSIDER by M.C. Beaton
Released: Dec. 19, 1988

"The puzzle is a little too patly solved, but some vividly drawn characters, a sharp evocation of a sour town, and Hamish's warmth and dry wit make for easy-going enjoyment."
Another case for charming Scottish constable Hamish MacBeth (Death of a Cad, etc.), this time away from his beloved village of Loch Dubh, doing a three-month stint as relief to Sergeant MacGregor in the gray, bleak crofting town of Cnothan. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A NAG by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 3, 1995

"One of the better outings in this comfy-as-an-old-shoe series."
A broken engagement (has he truly finished with Priscilla Halburton-Smythe?) and a demotion from sergeant to constable have lowered the usually cheerful spirits of Hamish Macbeth, the entire police force of Lochdubh village in Scotland (Death of a Charming Man, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A TRAVELLING MAN by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 7, 1993

"Unpretentious fun for all."
Sergeant Hamish MacBeth, until now the entire police force in the Scottish village of Lubdoch (Death of a Glutton, etc.), is feeling beleaguered. Read full book review >

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AGATHA RAISIN AND THE MURDEROUS MARRIAGE by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 11, 1996

"Strictly for adoring fans."
Beaton, author of the often crisp and stylish Hamish MacBeth stories, seems to lose her cool whenever she turns to the exploits of the abrasive sleuth Agatha Raisin (Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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DISHING THE DIRT by M.C. Beaton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"As usual, Agatha attracts and forfeits the attentions of a number of eligible bachelors while hunting a clever killer; a basket full of red herrings makes this one of her more interesting cases."
A private detective continues her search for love in all the wrong places. Read full book review >