Search Results: "Maddy Hunter"


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FROM BAD TO WURST by Maddy Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Hunter (Fleur de Lies, 2014, etc.) returns for the tenth time with forced humor and annoyingly daffy characters. Although the flying-accordion motif is at odds with the sad fate of its owner, the dexterously constructed plot saves this cozy from utter bathos."
A Bavarian tour goes off track with the murder of a clairvoyant. Read full book review >

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DUTCH ME DEADLY by Maddy Hunter
Released: Feb. 8, 2012

"A bit of humor, a bit of travel information and a bit of mystery add up to some pleasant light reading."
A tour guide leaves a trail of violent death in her wake as she escorts seniors on journeys abroad. Read full book review >

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BONNIE OF EVIDENCE by Maddy Hunter
Released: Feb. 8, 2013

"Bits of Scottish history enliven the mildly amusing mystery."
A bus tour of Scotland awakens ancient clan hatreds. Read full book review >

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FLEUR DE LIES by Maddy Hunter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2014

"Although Hunter (Bonnie of Evidence, 2013, etc.) tries to balance whimsy and tragedy, the numerous red herrings and lame jokes will tax readers' own reserves of patience with this travel cozy."
The death of a cosmetics sales rep upsets the latest adventure of a tour guide and her Golden Agers abroad. Read full book review >

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LITTLE PIECES by Paul Maddy
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A short, scattered collection with a focus on the dangers of child abuse and domestic violence."
A debut volume of short stories and poems explores the impact of human suffering. Read full book review >

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SONG FOR A PRINCESS by Rachael Mortimer
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"A quiet jewel about friendship and renewal, this is a princess story without the usual clichés as well as a tale that shows the beauty and regenerative power of words. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this original fairy tale, a little brown bird that loves words listens intently as a princess and her friend tell each other stories and play in the garden. Read full book review >

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HUMPHREY’S CHRISTMAS by Sally Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The basic plot and short length make this a good choice for toddlers who need a short, calming bedtime story on Christmas Eve—just like Humphrey and Lottie. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Humphrey and his older sister Lottie are young elephant siblings in this third offering in a series for preschoolers by Hunter (Humphrey's Bedtime, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

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HUMPHREY’S BEDTIME by Sally Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Funny and sentimental: a cozy tale to share with newly autonomous preschoolers and their younger siblings. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A trio of young elephants settles down to sleep in this sweetly illustrated bedtime story. Read full book review >

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POSSUM AND THE PEEPER by Anne Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"Alternating between close-ups and sun-filled landscapes, the scenes capture the essence of spring and complement the well-paced, gently humorous text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Possum (Possum's Harvest Moon, 1996), curled in his warm winter nest, reluctantly opens one small eye to the "Peep! Read full book review >

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WHAT’S IN A TIDE POOL? by Anne Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The modest price makes this title appealing for home purchase, but the small size and lack of references make it less useful for school and public libraries. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
What's in a tide pool? Read full book review >

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POSSUM'S HARVEST MOON by Anne Hunter
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"The animals sit inside the page borders like toys inside a box; these diorama-like nighttime scenes, with a huge harvest moon hovering above the horizon, have a hushed mystery that enhances the charms of the text. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Possum wakes up one autumn evening and sees the biggest moon ever—a moon that calls for a pre-hibernation celebration. Read full book review >

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CRICKET SONG by Anne Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Sensitive bedtime winner guaranteed to enchant drowsy kids. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sleeping children on different sides of the ocean are linked by nature's sounds. Read full book review >