Search Results: "Mack"


BOOK REVIEW

MACK MADE MOVIES by Don Brown
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2003

"Columba, for a remarkable story time about books and movies. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
Brown (Far Beyond the Garden Gate, 2002, etc.) moves forthrightly into more words and more detailed images in this picture-book biography of filmmaker Mack Sennett. Read full book review >

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MISS MARY MACK by Lucy Bell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2015

"An excellent take on an excellent song. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
The classic song gets put to the page. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2012

"Definitive and exhaustive, animated by a profound respect and admiration."
The second volume of the author's massive biography of legendary baseball manager Connie Mack (1862-1956). Read full book review >

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MACK MCGINN’S BIG WIN by Coleen Murtagh Paratore
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 10, 2007

"Mack's believable narration and ample sense of humor make this sports story a cut above the rest, especially for the more sensitive sports readers. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Sixth-grader Mack McGinn's family has a tradition of winning. Read full book review >

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MACK TO THE RESCUE by Jim Lehrer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2008

"Perhaps the best of all Mack's adventures. He even gets to try his hand at some shuttle diplomacy worthy of a Henry Kissinger with heart."
A chance remark on a call-in radio show throws The One-Eyed Mack into the Oklahoma governor's race. And it's not even his remark. Read full book review >

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WHEN MACK CAME BACK by Brad Strickland
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2000

"Readers who believe in the mystical bond that can exist between people and animals will cheer Mack on as he slowly and quietly helps heal the emotional pain of the Painter family members. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this heart-tugging period piece about a poor but proud farming family, Strickland (The Specter From the Magician's Museum, not reviewed, etc.) invites readers into the world of backcountry Georgia at the time of WWII. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RILEY MACK STIRS UP MORE TROUBLE by Chris Grabenstein
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"A lighthearted caper. (Fiction. 8-12)"
This latest installment in the continuing comic adventures of 12-year-old fix-it artist Riley Mack (Riley Mack and the Other Known Trouble Makers, 2012) finds Riley trying to expose environmental polluters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TESTAMENT OF GIDEON MACK by James Robertson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"A rich, rewarding character study in which spiritual speculation is grounded in an earthy and entertaining realism."
An award-winning Scottish author makes his American debut with the story of a faithless minister who befriends the Devil. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHEESIE MACK IS NOT A GENIUS OR ANYTHING by Steve Cotler
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 22, 2011

"No art was seen, but the final book will have many fun illustrations (according to Cheesie) from Time Warp Trio illustrator McCauley. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Ronald "Cheesie" Mack and his best friend, Georgie, are about to graduate fifth grade and embark on the best summer ever, which will include, but not be limited to, making points in a private battle against Cheesie's evil older sister June, hanging out in their treehouse and, most importantly, summer camp in Maine. Read full book review >

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CHEESIE MACK IS RUNNING LIKE CRAZY! by Steve Cotler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"Cheesie announces Volume 4 with a tantalizing list of what to expect, so the fun's not over yet. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Middle school has Cheesie Mack on the run. Read full book review >

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CHEESIE MACK IS COOL IN A DUEL by Steve Cotler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 2012

"The promise of volume three on the way will have readers cheering. Wind-WHOOP! (Fiction. 9-12)"
Can Cheesie Mack keep his cool and survive a summer in the Big Guys' cabin? Read full book review >