Search Results: "M.C. Bowen"


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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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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 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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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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ANTLER, BEAR, CANOE by Betsy Bowen
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Well-chosen bits of information combine with the woodcut's vigorous black and skillfully added watercolor to give the flavor of this attractive region. (Picture book. 5-9)*justify no*"
In a picture book debut that uses handsome woodcuts to present a regional theme (recalling Azarian's A Farmer's Alphabet, 1981), Bowen chooses subjects that typify Minnesota's north woods, cleverly ordering them by a year's cycle as well as by the alphabet. ``Fishing'' can be done through March's ice; ``Junk'' appears when the snow melts; ``Loons'' hatch in July, when ``Northern lights'' may appear; and so on to ``Zero,'' December's cold. Read full book review >

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TRACKS IN THE WILD by Betsy Bowen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Still, a lovely book, intelligently conceived and beautifully executed. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4+)"
The author-illustrator of Antler, Bear, Canoe: A Northwoods Alphabet Year (1991) takes a second look at the forest near her Minnesota home, once again structuring her material creatively to explicate her theme. Read full book review >

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AGATHA RAISIN AND THE FAIRIES OF FAM by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2000

"There's quite a show of dancing lights at the bottom of Agatha's back garden; one of her new neighbors turns up dead; and indomitable James will return as well."
Bereft, as she thinks, of James Lacey, the love of her life, drolly blunt Agatha Raisin (Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden, 1999, etc.) begins her tenth acid cozy by following a fortuneteller's advice: she ups and moves to Lavender Cottage in the Norfolk village of Fryfam, where her missing vase is only the latest of a series of mysteriously vanished objects. Read full book review >

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LOVE, LIES AND LIQUOR by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 25, 2006

"Detection takes a back seat to Agatha's angst over her long-running amatory follies. Here's hoping she's finally dumped the selfish James for good and can get on with her sleuthing."
There'll be no romantic interlude for Agatha Raisin, not even when her ex-husband invites her to join him at a beachfront hotel. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A GOSSIP by M.C. Beaton
Released: March 1, 1985

"Clumsily plotted, overall, and told with an amateur air."
The setting is the Scottish Highlands, the detective is laid-back village constable Hamish MacBeth—and those are, alas, just about the only pluses in this awkwardly written mystery. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A CHIMNEY SWEEP by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 25, 2011

"Apart from the puzzle, Hamish's latest advances the career and love life of the clever, stubborn Scot."
Murder is the byproduct when newcomers to the village of Drim, Scotland, call for the chimney sweep. Read full book review >

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AGATHA RAISIN AND THE WALKERS OF DEMBLEY by M.C. Beaton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 21, 1995

"With its near-perfunctory narrative style, aimless detours and endless cups of tea, this isn't one of Beaton's better efforts, but Agatha's romantic dreams may soon be fulfilled."
A rather bedraggled fourth excursion for retired p.r. woman/amateur sleuth Agatha Raisin. Read full book review >