Search Results: "Mallory Loehr"


BOOK REVIEW

UNICORN WINGS by Mallory Loehr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"Perfectly suiting this confection, Silin-Palmer's pictures teem with the mass market-fueled iconography of what little girls are (ostensibly) made of: rainbows, flowers, twinkly stars and, of course, manes down to there. (Easy reader. 4-7)"
The can't-miss subject of this Step into Reading series entry—a unicorn with a magic horn who also longs for wings—trumps its text, which is dry even by easy-reader standards. Read full book review >

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BABY FACES by Mallory Loehr
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2012

"This fails to bring life to the impressive real-life range of tots' mannerisms. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
There's not enough visual variation in these babies' faces to cause many smiles to break out. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Mallory may have been an important orthopedic surgeon, but he's no Jerome Groopman."
Tedious memoir of a retired physician. Read full book review >

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MUCUMBER MCGEE AND THE LUNCH LADY’S LIVER by Patrick Loehr
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Adequate but forgettable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tummy troubles persist in this tepid follow-up to Mucumber McGee and the Half-Eaten Hot Dog (2007). Read full book review >

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MUCUMBER MCGEE AND THE HALF-EATEN HOT DOG by Patrick Loehr
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

Loehr matches irregularly metered verse to shadowy Charles Addams-style illustrations for his debut—and both are wrong for his lightly comical tale of a peckish lad who eats part of a raw hot dog, then panics when his sister tells him he'll probably die. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RED SEA by Kenneth Mallory
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 1991

"Endpapers show the worldwide locations of coral reefs; additional maps; glossary; further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Saltier than any ocean and warm as bath water, the Red Sea is home to an amazing variety of species. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING WITH HAMMERHEAD SHARKS by Kenneth Mallory
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"A welcome addition to the Scientists in the Field series. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Investigating the hammerhead shark for a new IMAX movie, Mallory, of the New England Aquarium, dives with oceanographer Pete Klimley to study hammerheads off the coast of Baja California and with the IMAX crew off the coast of Costa Rica. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A brief conclusion ties the three scenarios together; the small snapshots of working scientists are a welcome inclusion. (map, glossary) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
paper 0-15-201802-6 This New England Aquarium book covers some of the scientists, conservationists, and concerned citizens working to protect the Hector's dolphin, the yellow-eyed penguin, and the little blue penguin of coastal New Zealand, a "shining example" of conservation and the complex issues which must be balanced. Read full book review >

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AN EYE FOR IT by Judy A. Loehr
Released: June 13, 2012

"A brutally honest light shone on dark depths."
A memoir soaked in divorce, alcoholism, failed suicide attempts, but also hope. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILD by Alex Mallory
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2014

"Nevertheless, that impact is still made, and Cade and Dara's struggle to be together shines. (Adventure/romance. 14-18)"
Overcoming a slow start and a cacophony of voices, this novel combines adventure and romance into an engaging read. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 2014

"An uneven but useful handbook for those looking to understand the roots of conservatism and the contours of the contemporary movement."
Prominent conservatives speak out about their movement's convictions, history and heroes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMERICAN RIVER by Mallory O'Connor
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An intriguing narrative concept weighed down by the excesses of its flawed characters."
In O'Connor's (Florida's American Heritage River, 2009, etc.) novel, the descendants of three families that settled along California's American River in the mid-1800s intersect a century later.Read full book review >