Search Results: "Mara Bergman"


BOOK REVIEW

OLIVER WHO WOULD NOT SLEEP! by Mara Bergman
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A warm and fuzzy homage to Sendak's Max and his wild things guaranteed to lull little ones into their own night-time adventures. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little boy who "couldn't and didn't and would not sleep" prefers to stay awake and play. Read full book review >

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LIVELY ELIZABETH! by Mara Bergman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A sweet charmer. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Elizabeth is more than lively; she's a very noisy whirling dervish. Read full book review >

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MUSICAL BEDS by Mara Bergman
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Perfect to share just before toddling off to the right bed. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A trio of tots keeps a weary Dad running in this tale of nocturnal wanderings. Read full book review >

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YUM YUM! by Mara Bergman
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"Sweet with a pinch of spice, this rhyming read-aloud serves up one flavorful treat. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Katie, James and their little dog Harry are aspiring chefs, but there's one (or more) too many cooks in this kitchen in this humorous offering. Read full book review >

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SNIP SNAP! by Mara Bergman
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"No diecuts, but still a good alternative to Ed Emberley's classic Go Away, Big Green Monster (1992). (Picture book. 6-8)"
When an alligator chews open the door and comes creeping, creeping through their apartment, are Marissa, Eva and Jonathan afraid? Read full book review >

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SEDUCING INGRID BERGMAN by Chris Greenhalgh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"A cleareyed, unsentimental, yet romantic treatment of a clandestine romance."
Amid the waning days of World War II, Ingrid Bergman meets the dashing war photographer Robert Capa. Read full book review >

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MARA AND DANN by Doris Lessing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 1999

"She isn't a stylist, and she takes no prisoners, but this writer remains one of contemporary fiction's genuine thinkers and visionaries, and it would be folly to ignore her."
Lessing's 22nd novel, a dystopian allegory set in "Ifrik" (formerly Africa) thousands of years hence, is a ponderous, hectoring, fascinating second cousin to her Memoirs of a Survivor (1975) and The Four-Gated City (1969) (and quite reminiscent, incidentally, of Norman Mailer's similarly forbidding Ancient Evenings). Read full book review >

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THE EVOLUTION OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"Interesting and unusual. (Suspense. 12 & up)"
Mara's absorbing tale continues in this first sequel in the Mara Dyer series, answering some questions but, clearly, leaving plenty of suspense still to come. Read full book review >

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THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Even without advisable cuts, a strong, inventive tale. (Suspense. 12 & up)"
A girl tries to cope with her own survival after the deaths of her friends in this psychological—or is it paranormal?—debut suspense tale. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 7, 2009

"Enervated treatment of a story that deserves more."
Fact-heavy, unfocused investigation of the Mara Salvatrucha criminal organization and the murder of a former member. Read full book review >

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Released: April 27, 1994

This rich anthology of essays, stories, and correspondences offers the cumulative voice of the important post-Stonewall generation of gay writers who called themselves the Violet Quill. Read full book review >