Search Results: "Madeline Moser"


BOOK REVIEW

EVER HEARD OF AN AARDWOLF? by Madeline Moser
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Scientific names are not given, and size, range, and habitat information is sketchy, but adventuresome readers, armed with this book, will not be shy about gathering more facts on these unlovely oddities. (Picture book/nonfiction. 8+)"
This striking collaboration between a book-making veteran and a picture-book newcomer (and father-and-daughter team) introduces 20 unusual animals, among them the zorilla, naked mole rat, viscacha, uakari, vicu§a, pangolin, and okapi. Read full book review >

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I WANT THAT NUT! by Madeline Valentine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A winning combination of words and pictures for beginning readers and listeners. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The close friendship of Mouse and Chipmunk is temporarily tested by the appearance of one large, attractive acorn. Read full book review >

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GEORGE IN THE DARK by Madeline Valentine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"This depiction rings true in its portrayal of the paralysis of fear and the power of the right circumstances to motivate change. (Picture book. 4-6)"
George's fear of the dark is clear from the cover, where the bedsheets are drawn up to his nose; young listeners will want to know if this ends well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 10, 1996

"An empowering message for concerned parents. (Author tour)"
Cogent evidence that media violence encourages aggression, desensitization, and pessimism in young people, combined with clear advice to parents on how to protect their children. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS by Barry  Moser
adapted by Barry Moser, illustrated by Barry Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Never has that big bad wolf been better served. (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
The chubby piglets are very small, the wolf big, bony, and very bad, in this sly retelling of the familiar tale. Read full book review >

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TUCKER PFEFFERCORN by Barry  Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Worth pondering. (Picture book. 5-10)"
As he did with The Tinderbox (1990), Moser sets a story based on ``Rumpelstiltskin'' in Appalachia and updates its themes. Read full book review >

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FLY! by Barry  Moser
by Barry Moser, illustrated by Barry Moser
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"Bibliography. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Subtitle: A Brief History of Flight Illustrated. Read full book review >

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WE WERE BROTHERS by Barry  Moser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"With masterful narrative control, Moser reveals the narrowness of perspective as well as the limitations of memory."
This boyhood memoir reveals much more than it ever explicitly states, with its tight focus on boyhood, brotherhood, estrangement, and reconciliation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT WEAVER by Madeline Lycka
Released: Aug. 9, 2012

"A satisfying ending hindered by a difficult narrative journey."
Love and deceit rule in a shadowy kingdom populated by lesbian vampires who live on the fringes of society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COUNTERFEIT MISTRESS by Madeline Hunter
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A smooth, sexy and sophisticated spy-themed Regency romance."
As a French emigré, Marielle Lyon is playing a dangerous game; her compatriots aren't completely convinced she's who she claims to be, while the English are convinced she's a spy. Read full book review >

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THE CONQUEST OF LADY CASSANDRA by Madeline Hunter
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"A witty, intense and entertaining romance that will win readers over with its distinctive, intricate story and convincing, appealing characters."
Lady Cassandra intrigues the rakish Viscount Ambury when she sells him some jewels he recognizes; investigating the mystery unearths even more questions, and Ambury considers marriage to keep the beauty safe from surprising enemies. Read full book review >