Search Results: "Marc Talbert"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Horse and cowboy fans will enjoy the Western details, while readers looking for expanded roles for girls will welcome the stories of these four capable cowgirls. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Girls inoculate sheep and cattle, milk cows, chop ice with an ax, drive tractors, and successfully hunt bucks in this "ride through cowgirl life" that follows four girls in their everyday ranch activities. Read full book review >

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STAR OF LU°S by Marc Talbert
Released: March 22, 1999

While addressing themes of identity, family history, racism, and coming of age, Talbert (Heart of a Jaguar, 1995, etc.) doesn't focus enough on any one issue to give his book power. Read full book review >

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HEART OF A JAGUAR by Marc Talbert
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"In carefully honed language, Talbert reverently captures the violent beauty of the ancient Mayan culture and creates a hero of extraordinary courage and generosity. (glossary, bibliography) (Fiction. 12+)"
For readers who believe that ancient civilizations make for dry and dusty realms, Talbert (The Purple Heart, 1992, etc.) offers a heart-stopping story of mythic proportion. Read full book review >

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PILLOW OF CLOUDS by Marc Talbert
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1991

By an experienced novelist for young people, a thoughtful examination of a boy forced into a painful decision. Read full book review >

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THE PURPLE HEART by Marc Talbert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 1992

``He understood that everything was messed up and that nothing was going to get better anytime soon.'' Luke's father, Patrick, is coming back from Vietnam, but when they meet at the Des Moines airport, Luke's heroic visions crumple: Instead of the laughing, robust figure he remembers, his father—who is recovering from a wound—is bitter, incontinent, and exhausted. Read full book review >

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BAGGAGE CLAIM by David E. Talbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Serenely silly and insubstantial. Pablum, packaged for quick sale as soul food. Don't bite."
An unmarried flight attendant's frantic search for the perfect man takes center stage, in this frothy debut from playwright Talbert (Love Makes Things Happen; Mr. Right Now!, etc.). Read full book review >

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MARC BROWN'S PLAYTIME RHYMES by Marc Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Just right for family play, while honoring the tradition of passing these rhymes to future generations. (Picture book/poetry. 3-6)"
Twenty of Brown's favorite finger rhymes, complete with tiny pictograms to demonstrate motions and actions for each phrase. Read full book review >

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SUPERHERO by Marc Tauss
by Marc Tauss, photographed by Marc Tauss
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Bravo, Maleek. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Maleek is deeply enamored of superhero comic books. Read full book review >

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MONKEY NOT READY FOR THE BABY by Marc Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"There's not much new about this new-baby book. (Picture book. 3-5)"
With the help of his parents and big brother, Monkey gets ready to become a big brother, too. Read full book review >

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THE WAITING PLACE by Marc Sutherland
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"A jubilant debut, half-mad and wholly invigorating. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Outrageous adventures take place at the foot of the bed when a bout of insomnia allows a child's imagination to take flight. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR MEETS THE PRESIDENT by Marc Brown
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1991

"A weak link in this popular series. (Picture book. 5-8)"
``How I Can Help Make America Great'' is the subject; Arthur thinks about how much more can be done when everyone helps, then writes his essay—and wins a national contest. Read full book review >