Search Results: "MacDonald Harris"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CARP CASTLE by MacDonald Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2013

"The action is inspired and written in undeniably gorgeous prose."
Harris, a pseudonym for novelist Donald Heiney, weaves a magical web of words in his narrative of mysticism, séances and a dirigible named The League of Nations. Read full book review >

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SCREENPLAY by MacDonald Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 4, 2014

"This novel hasn't lost any of its luster since its original publication in 1982—it's both ingeniously plotted and lyrically written."
Life and art become strangely and gloriously confused when Harris' narrator, Alys, does some time traveling and falls in love with a star of the silent screen. Read full book review >

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A PORTRAIT OF MY DESIRE by MacDonald Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"A veteran novelist at the top of his form."
Harris puts on a southern Californian magic show in this bravura l6th novel (Glad Rags, 1991, etc.) about an art-gallery owner who takes the gamble of his life. Read full book review >

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JESSICA B. HARRIS
by Maya Payne Smart

Scenic and engaging, My Soul Looks Back recounts the years author Jessica B. Harris spent on the periphery of a circle of friends that included literary powerhouses James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. The memoir spans the globe and several decades to describe the fascinating group.

Harris was in a relationship with Baldwin’s close friend Samuel Clemens Floyd III ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LOOK WHOOO’S COUNTING by Suse MacDonald
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A treat for both new and experienced counters. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This elegant counting book by a Caldecott Honor-winner introduces young children to the numbers one through ten. Read full book review >

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ALPHABET ANIMALS by Suse MacDonald
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 3, 2008

"A coup of concept, color and construction. (Picture book/toy book. 2-6)"
The alphabet's been good to MacDonald, who won a Caldecott Honor for Alphabatics (1986), and she has certainly returned the favor. Read full book review >

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BAD BABY by Ross MacDonald
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A new and very funny take on a perennially relevant subject. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Jack, hero of Another Perfect Day (2002), is back, but something's missing. Read full book review >

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SHAPE BY SHAPE by Suse MacDonald
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Plus, the sweetest shape of all is not forgotten—his heart. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In previous works MacDonald has proven to be a master of concepts by playing with space, design and clever construction. Read full book review >

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PECK SLITHER AND SLIDE by Suse MacDonald
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"A glossary of facts on all ten animals, too difficult for the picture-book audience, will be useful to adults sharing the book with children. (Picture book/nonfiction. 2-4)"
From MacDonald (with Bill Oakes, Once Upon Another, 1990, etc.), ten action verbs provide the setting for this guessing-game animal adventure for the very young. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 8, 1954

"For a girl who forgets her pets at home, there's a good dose of farm animal care- and so on down the line of faults."
The author of The Egg and I comes up with some cleverly done fantasy in which the morals are golden, enticingly packaged and totally unlike sermons. Read full book review >

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WICKED WILL by Bailey MacDonald
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 23, 2009

"Lively and quick, it may offer some small amusement to readers not quite ready for King of Shadows. (Historical fiction. 8-11)"
Some nearly threadbare tropes hold together this fast-paced mystery for middle schoolers, only fraying completely at the end. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2000

"A survey of five hundred years of history cannot cover so large a subject in depth, and this one omits many historical events that affected women's lives, but students looking for another source for information on women will find this helpful. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Children know the medieval period best for its knights in shining armor. Read full book review >