Search Results: "M.P. Hueston"


BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS EVE WITH MRS. CLAUS by M.P. Hueston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A sweet Christmas treat for little ones just getting used to a real story as well as their slightly older siblings. (Picture book. 2-5) "
Someone's in the kitchen with Mrs. Claus, cooking up Christmas Eve goodies for the reindeer, Santa's helpers and old St. Nick himself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ALL-AMERICAN JUMP AND JIVE JIG by M.P. Hueston
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Still, an energetic prompt to get young listeners up and moving—and, best possible outcome, inventing their own dances. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A chance to dance, all over the country. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANK 'N' STAN by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Appealing both to the eye and the heart, and even though children are unlikely to catch the literary references, their parents will chuckle over them. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A heartwarming tale of a boy and his robot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EGG by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A distinct waste next to such kindred books as Jerdine Nolen's Raising Dragons (1998) and Rod Clement's Just Another Ordinary Day (1997). (Picture book. 6-8)"
Resembling a younger Harry Potter more than a little in Robertson's technically accomplished, though flatly uninspired paintings, a lad finds an immense egg in the hen house one morning, and dutifully takes on parental duties for the dragon that hatches out of it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DRAGON SNATCHER by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Robertson is a one-note artist, but he plays that note very well, and dragon-lovers will pore over the pictures, at least. (Picture book. 6-9)"
As in his Great Dragon Rescue (2004), Robertson pairs a perfunctory storyline to arresting, dramatically angled paintings featuring big, leathery dragons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOOD CHAIN by M.P. Robertson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Swimmy is still the gold standard. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A hapless goldfish becomes an undersea victim. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A Degree of Futility by M.P. Fedunkiw
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"A charming, absorbing read for the academia-inclined that may struggle for readership outside its hallowed halls."
Three student friends contemplate whether the pursuit of academic accomplishment is ultimately fulfilling or futile in Fedunkiw's debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MENDING HORSES by M.P. Barker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"An absorbing look into a patch of past not often examined. (Historical fiction. 8-14)"
In this sequel to A Difficult Boy (2008), 16-year-old Daniel Linnehan, now released from his indenture and the owner of a chestnut mare named Ivy, finds freedom difficult to manage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROST by M.P.  Kozlowsky
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A wild, robot-driven ride with nods to a far darker kind of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. (Science fiction. 13-17)"
In a post-apocalyptic world, a girl who's never left home sets out on an arduous quest to save her sick pet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DIFFICULT BOY by M.P. Barker
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2008

"Though the resolution seems forcibly tidy, the sense that events are taking place in a different time, when people held different attitudes and expectations, comes through clearly. (Historical fiction. 11-13)"
Indentured to prosperous Massachusetts merchant George Lyman, nine-year-old farmboy Ethan Root initially hates working with the moody, sharp-tongued bound boy everyone calls Paddy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRST ACTIVATION by D.A. Wearmouth
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"An often engaging thriller that transcends its standard post-apocalyptic setup."
In this debut sci-fi thriller, two English brothers encounter a desolate New York City littered with corpses and teeming with crazed killers. Read full book review >