Search Results: "Marcia Vaughan"


BOOK REVIEW

WHISTLING DIXIE by Marcia Vaughan
ANIMALS
Released: March 30, 1995

"An uptempo regional tale; you may not want a snake protecting your gompers, but it's better than the bogeyman wearing them around."
Dixie Lee can't hep' herse'f. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IRENA'S JARS OF SECRETS by Marcia Vaughan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Powerful. (afterword, glossary, sources) (Informational picture book. 9-12)"
Irena Sendler is enshrined at Yad Vashem as "righteous among nations" for her courage in rescuing Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SEA-BREEZE HOTEL by Marcia Vaughan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 1992

"The events may be slight, but the art is intriguing, the enthusiasm contagious. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Deciding that if there are to be no guests at the hotel where his granddad Henry is handyman—the incessant wind has driven them all away—at least they can have fun, Sam builds a kite. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SECRET TO FREEDOM by Marcia Vaughan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2001

"Due to the mature nature of the material and one particularly disturbing spread of Albert being whipped by the overseer, this is a book for older children. (glossary, afterword) (Picture book. 9-11)"
Great Aunt Lucy recalls the time just before the Civil War when as slaves she and her older brother, Albert, helped others escape by using the patterns in quilts to send secret messages. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ABILITY by M.M. Vaughan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 23, 2013

"Chris' unresolved home life and an equally open-ended, anticlimactic ending suggest a sequel; readers not yet burned out on paranormal boarding schools may look forward to it. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Recruited to MI18, a top-secret British agency that employs children to gather intelligence, six preteens use their minds over high-tech gadgets to fight crime in this imported debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADDICTS & BASEMENTS by Robert Vaughan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

"A fascinating study of human attachment and loss."
A fast-moving fusion of microfiction and free verse that peers into the places where people keep things most deeply hidden. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY by Hal Vaughan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"A sorry story of war-time collaboration, exacerbated by the lack of reckoning during her lifetime."
Tenacious digging into secret wartime records reveals a worsening case for the legendary French designer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

POWER SHIFT by Vaughan Lyon
Released: Jan. 3, 2013

"A blueprint for political reform that can serve as a resource for Canadians; also suitable for a broader audience interested in the dynamics of representative government."
A concrete proposal to improve Canadian democracy through constituency representation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MINDSCAPE by M.M. Vaughan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2014

"For readers who enjoy magical 'science.' (Fantasy. 9-13)"
The mental escapades continue in this sequel to The Ability (2013). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FUNHOUSE by Robert Vaughan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2016

"This work remains a striking world unto itself; a highly entertaining and thought-provoking read."
An author rolls several compact books into one. Read full book review >