Search Results: "Marcia Vaughan"


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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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SIX by M.M. Vaughan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Inventive, entertaining and thought-provoking. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Three kids, a pet pig and a helpful chauffeur must unravel a mystery of cosmic proportions. Read full book review >

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Lord Souffle by Vaughan Wiles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2015

"A wistful, brightly imagined tale of a young man on the make."
A young graduate moves from South Africa to England to kick-start his career in Wiles' debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL by Sarah Vaughan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"Former political correspondent Vaughan makes an impressive debut with this savvy, propulsive courtroom drama."
A handsome British politician—also the prime minister's oldest, closest friend—finds himself on trial for rape. 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 >

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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 >