Search Results: "M.R. Montgomery"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"Interesting and informative, but Montgomery's prose often lacks the zest that informs the best nature writing. (6 line drawings, not seen)"
Trekking and fishing what's left of the wilderness of the American West, Montgomery pronounces ``elegies for dead rivers'' but is hopeful for the ``few special trout left'' in the remote, unsullied streams of the high country. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2000

"Styled more as an adventure narrative than a traditional history, an enjoyable romp with Lewis, Clark, and Pike, along with an interesting introduction to the drama of Aaron Burr's failed attempt to establish himself as emperor of the Louisiana territories. (6 b&w illustrations, 6 maps)"
A good general history that portrays the Lewis and Clark expedition and the expeditions of Zebulon Pike as parts of a larger struggle to establish power in western America. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 14, 1991

"Will reward patient aficionados; perhaps tiresome for others. (Drawings by Katherine Brown-Wing—a few seen.)"
After 40 years of passionate interest in trout and fly- fishing, Montgomery (Saying Goodbye, 1989; In Search of L.L. Bean, 1984) has learned a great deal about the subject—and here he seems hellbent on sharing all of his vast savvy and experience. Read full book review >

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Montgomery Rabbit by Sandy Little
Released: Nov. 12, 2015

"A sweet, if slight, story about a rabbit's search for raspberries that relies too heavily on moral platitudes instead of character development."
A debut children's book that features an inquisitive animal and his colorful circle of friends. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"She infuses the story with Montgomery's emotions by quoting from her writing, sourcing the quotes in the backmatter. (list of books, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
A gracefully written and prettily presented account of the author of one of the most beloved children's books of all time. Read full book review >

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SAVING MONTGOMERY SOLE by Mariko Tamaki
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"Offbeat and authentic—an uncommon treat. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
It's not easy being weird in tiny Aunty, California. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2001

"A terrific format for an appealing subject. (index) (Biography. 9-11)"
Readers who have just discovered Anne Shirley of Green Gables and are wondering where she came from will find at least the beginnings of an answer in this fresh, frank picture-book biography. Read full book review >

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PATTON, MONTGOMERY, ROMMEL by Terry Brighton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"Intelligent, insightful and perceptive."
Linked biography of three flamboyant World War II generals who often but not invariably deserved their fame. Read full book review >

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Always Beside by M.R. Grand
Released: Sept. 7, 2015

"A somewhat unfocused lesson on the diverging paths that life can take."
An ill-fated romance inspires a young man's meditations on society, politics, and religion in this novel. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS by M.R. Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"One of the more imaginative and ingenious additions to the dystopian canon."
Carey offers a post-apocalyptic tale set in England in a future when most humans are "empty houses where people used to live." Read full book review >

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FELLSIDE by M.R. Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"The leaps between reality and supernatural fantasy are just too hard to navigate."
A woman in prison must fight violent inmates and suspicious ghosts to find some measure of redemption. Read full book review >