Search Results: "Maggie S. Davis"


BOOK REVIEW

SOMETHING MAGIC by Maggie S. Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 26, 1991

"With neither the artistry nor the energy of Anderson's Stina's Visit (p. 734)- -but the story is sweet without being saccharine, while Young's watercolors nicely evoke the lovely setting and warm relationship. (Picture book. 4-8)"
During an idyllic visit with grandmother in what looks like coastal Maine, a little girl wonders how she resembles Gammy, as everyone says she does (it's the smile, she decides). Read full book review >

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Wise Advice for Caregivers by Diana S. Davis
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 2015

"A brief but thorough introduction to the basics of in-home caregiving, addressing both practical and spiritual topics."
A manual for professionals, friends, and families responsible for the care of aging or disabled individuals. Read full book review >

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HER KIND OF WANT by Jennifer S. Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A talent still emerging and perhaps impeded by a preimagined vision of itself."
You know you're a redneck when there are so many of you trying to be outsiders that Barnes & Noble gives you your own section in the store. Read full book review >

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HAPPY FAMILIES by Tanita S. Davis
Released: May 8, 2012

"Warmly drawn; a valuable conversation-starter for families like Ysabel and Justin's. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
In a compassionate family drama, twins Ysabel and Justin struggle with the revelation that their father has begun living as a woman. Read full book review >

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PEAS AND CARROTS by Tanita S.  Davis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"A worthy read for teens looking to expand their worldviews. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Unwillingly brought together, two girls rely on snap judgements to guide their encounters with each other, and as a result, tempers flare. Read full book review >

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FDR by Kenneth S. Davis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1993

"The means by which all this occurred are not explained here."
Fourth and below-par volume of Davis's ongoing biography of FDR (1986, etc.), this entry covering 1936-40. Read full book review >

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OUR FORMER LIVES IN ART by Jennifer S. Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2007

"A highly uneven but ultimately worthwhile collection."
More scenes of the South in this story collection from Davis (Her Kind of Want, 2002). Read full book review >

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A LA CARTE by Tanita S. Davis
ADVENTURE
Released: June 10, 2008

"Davis's debut offering is as delightful and fulfilling as the handwritten recipes-in-progress included at the end of each chapter. (Fiction. YA)"
"The smell of gingerbread is the smell of a thousand afternoons with MaDea...it's always so amazing to me that I can re-create a time just through smell." Read full book review >

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MARE’S WAR by Tanita S.  Davis
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 9, 2009

"Absolutely essential reading. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
A summer road trip serves as frame for the story of Octavia and Tali's extraordinary grandmother. Read full book review >

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ARGO, YOU LUCKY DOG by Maggie S. Smith
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1994

"The clever premise is developed with bubbling good humor, especially in the many ingenious details to be discovered in the author's watercolor illustrations. (Picture book. 4-9)"
What if a dog won the lottery? Read full book review >