Search Results: "Mallory Reaves"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SILVER DREAM by Neil Gaiman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"High-concept science, rapid-fire but sometimes sloppy writing, stiff dialogue, shallow characters, and plenty of action: old-fashioned science fiction indeed, dressed up to appeal to a modern audience. (Science fiction. 10-15)"
Don't be fooled by Gaiman's name on the cover: This is a slightly pedestrian if not unsatisfying bit of science-fictional fluff. Read full book review >

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ETERNITY'S WHEEL by Neil Gaiman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 19, 2015

"All in all, purely for fans. (Science fiction. 12-15)"
The Interworld series, based on a TV concept developed by Gaiman and Michael Reaves (and still sporting Gaiman's name although seemingly not written by him), comes to a close. Read full book review >

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MALLORY ON THE MOVE by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"A flat effort at depicting a familiar life passage. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Eight-year-old Mallory is moving away from her best friend Mary Ann in this predictable effort for chapter-book readers. Read full book review >

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MALLORY MAKES A DIFFERENCE by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"While readers can celebrate Mallory's widening outlook on the world, they may yearn for a little less vanilla-flavored syrup. (Fiction. 7-11)"
After the disappointment of taking on too much for Halloween, Mallory decides she needs to be more philanthropic for the next holiday in this 28th and final tale. Read full book review >

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PLAY IT AGAIN, MALLORY by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Readers of the series will probably eagerly scoop up another somewhat vanilla-flavored entry. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Like most of the kids in grades four through six in her school, Mallory's thrilled to hear they're going to have six weeks of arts electives—until she is assigned the tuba. What's a girl to do? Read full book review >

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MALLORY AND MARY ANN TAKE NEW YORK by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Slight and formulaic. (Fiction.7-10)"
Mallory's friendship with Mary Ann is tested in this latest installment of the long-running series. Read full book review >

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STEP FOURTH, MALLORY! by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The book will appeal to fans of Marissa Moss's Amelia series. (Fiction. 7-11)"
The format in the latest in Friedman's popular Mallory series follows the well-established pattern. Read full book review >

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MALLORY VS. MAX by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Printed in widely spaced lines of type and illustrated with plenty of black-and-white wash cartoons, Mallory's diatribe (her third so far) should draw, if not excite, fledgling chapter-book readers. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Punctuated by pointed family discussions on attitude correction and the importance of team play, this unsubtle sibling-tiff tale should please fans of Junie B. Jones and similar whiny fare. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"Action-filled yet thoughtful, with primary appeal for serious mountaineering students, and selling potential within the 'extreme sports' demographic."
An unusual memoir-cum-spiritual-meditation attempts to locate (both literally and figuratively) the English mountaineer George Mallory, who disappeared on Mount Everest in 1924. Read full book review >

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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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HELL ON EARTH by Michael Reaves
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Older kids will slurp this up."
Horror-master Reaves (Voodoo Child, 1998, etc.) jump-starts his narrative with a socko opener no later developments quite match. Read full book review >

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GET WHAT'S COMING by Sam Reaves
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 19, 1995

"The man's doing his bit to make the streets of Chicago a little safer—and a lot more interesting."
Chicago cabbie/avenger Cooper MacLeish (Bury It Deep, 1993, etc.) is married now, and driving for just one client, real- estate tycoon Regis Swanson. Read full book review >