Search Results: "Mac Laird"


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DANGEROUS DIFFERENCES by Mac Laird
Released: May 27, 2010

"A worthwhile read that focuses on the daily lives of Indians and colonists rather than on famous historical events."
American Indians and colonial settlers struggle to understand each other in Virginia of 1700. Read full book review >

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CHRISTANNA by Mac Laird
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2013

"A well-researched, engaging novel that presents an interesting vision of early Colonial life from the view of some of Virginia's earliest residents."
A historical novel set in Colonial Virginia. Read full book review >

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JAMES & MAC by Cricket Design
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2013

"Certainly entertaining and visually appealing, but the mystery is resolved through chance rather than clear detective work. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
With the appeal of a Saturday-morning cartoon, this app will draw in kids—but leave them wishing for more. Read full book review >

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TRACTOR MAC SAVES CHRISTMAS by Billy Steers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Children who already love the Little Blue Truck series will be ready to move on to a holiday celebration with Tractor Mac. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this entry in the Tractor Mac series, the anthropomorphic red tractor assists with transporting a gigantic evergreen tree into town for the annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony. Read full book review >

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MAC & CHEESE by Jaimes Proimos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Needs more flavor. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Although their names suggest that they're an obvious pair, Mac and Cheese are an odd couple through and through. Read full book review >

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SINFUL SCOTTISH LAIRD  by Julia London
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"The story is absorbing and entertaining, and the author can be forgiven for writing a compelling heroine and a rather humdrum hero."
An 18th-century widow must remarry to fulfill the terms of her late husband's will. Read full book review >

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FINN MAC COOL by Morgan Llywelyn
Released: March 1, 1994

"Not surprisingly, then, the result lacks magic, in both the figurative and the literal sense."
Another Irish historical from Llywelyn (The Last Prince of Ireland, 1992; Lion of Ireland, 1980, etc.), this tale goes back 1,700 years to rework the story of the legendary warrior Finn Mac Cool. Read full book review >

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MR. MAC AND ME by Esther Freud
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A touching coming-of-age story, powerfully but gracefully infused with a spirit of place, which also pays tribute to a revered artist."
For a teenage boy living on the coast of England in 1914, change is everywhere. Freud's (Lucky Break, 2011, etc.) evocative new novel intermingles the dawning consciousness of an imaginative, creative child, who meets a real artist, with the irreversible alteration brought to a small community by the start of World War I.
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THE CROFTER AND THE LAIRD by John McPhee
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1970

"Original appearance in The New Yorker."
An amusing and delightful miniature concerning the Scottish island of Colonsay, seventeen square miles of dews and damp twenty-five miles off the coast. Mr. McPhee and his family, descendants after many misty generations, of a clan which had been overcome by a pack of MacDonalds on Colonsay, visited on the island and became acquainted with the 138 people living serenely thereon. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1965

"The public should do no less."
The remainder of the title of this timely reissue, somewhat revised from 1951, is "And the Future of American Foreign Policy." Read full book review >

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THE RESTORATION OF OTTO LAIRD by Nigel Packer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"A sympathetic story unevenly told."
When an aging architect, once a genius in his field, travels back to London in an effort to save one of his 1960s apartment buildings from demolition, he's in for an overdue emotional makeover. Read full book review >

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MAC AND CHEESE AND THE PERFECT PLAN by Sarah Weeks
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Please, let there be more adventures of Mac and Cheese, the Felix and Oscar of the early-reader world. (Early reader. 4-8)"
In this offering for emerging readers, Mac and Cheese, two cat friends, prove that opposites attract, even in the feline world. Read full book review >