Search Results: "Margaret Cuthbert"


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THE SILENT CRADLE by Margaret Cuthbert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1998

"Predictable and occasionally hokey, but a surefire crowd-pleaser that balances cool operating-room tension with steaming soap-opera foam. (TV satellite tour)"
An above-par medical thriller pits a feisty, African- American obstetrician against ER crazies, seductive doctors, bilious bean-counters, and a villainous baby-killer. Read full book review >

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NO OTHER STORY by Cuthbert  Soup
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Happy and (more or less) logical resolution aside, thin Soup. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
A once-entertaining tale about a widowed inventor who goes on the lam with his three above-average children (until he can finish building a time machine to dispel an ancient family curse and prevent his wife's murder) drags its way to a conclusion. Read full book review >

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CROW MADE A FRIEND by Margaret Peot
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A brightly illustrated story perfect for the very beginner reader. (Early reader. 4-7)"
Crow is alone. How will he make a friend? Read full book review >

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BOOM, BABY, BOOM BOOM! by Margaret Mahy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"One cool Mama, one cunning baby and five opportunistic animals—yum, yum, fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This reissue of Mahy's 1997 publication illustrated by Patricia MacCarthy rings with her familiar, infectious rhythm and repetition and is rejuvenated with new illustrations. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"But fun's the main event, in the form of an incredibly intricate plot and continuous wordplay and hilarity- -enough for a dozen more ordinary books. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In the antic spirit of The Blood-and-Thunder Adventure on Hurricane Peak (1989), another from the irrepressible New Zealander's past—published abroad in 1983, a farce involving a young man who escapes managing "Ye Olde Pyratte Shippe Tea Shoppe" to set sail with his staff, already suitably costumed, in the shop/ship, now christened the Sinful Sausage in honor of their hoped-for exploits. Read full book review >

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A BUSY DAY FOR A GOOD GRANDMOTHER by Margaret Mahy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"A delight. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Urgently, Scrimshaw telephones his mother for help: Wanda's left him with Sweeney, who's teething, and only some of his grandmother's cock-a-hoop honey cake will mollify him. Read full book review >

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INKBLOT by Margaret Peot
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Equally cool for kids and parents, art classes or casual groups. (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
This exciting road map through an underappreciated art form shows that "[a]nything is possible with inkblots." Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 11, 1942

"She writes extremely well, making something which sounds abstract, theoretical, limited, of immediacy and interest to all."
A sharp, discerning and quite fascinating study of the character structure of America, what we are ourselves, what made us this way and what we have which will enable us to win the war and form the postwar world. Read full book review >

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BOOK REVIEW

A WHOLE NOTHER STORY by Cuthbert  Soup
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Great fun. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Three children and their inventor dad on the run from government agents, international superspies AND corporate baddies are finally forced to take a stand in this picaresque debut. Read full book review >

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ANOTHER WHOLE NOTHER STORY by Cuthbert  Soup
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"Fans of baroque misadventures, bumbling villains, heroic rescues, cliffhangers and especially sarcastic repartee—not to mention intrusive narrators—will be charmed anew. (Fantasy of the absurd. 11-13)"
Slipping Dave Barry-style ruminations between each chapter, the pseudonymous Dr. Soup, world-famous "Advisor to the Ill-Advised," strands the motley time-traveling cast assembled in A Whole Nother Story (2010)—including brilliant scientist Ethan Cheeseman, his three children (repeatedly described as "smart, polite, attractive, and relatively odor-free"), a psychic dog, a sock puppet and a crew of cursed but friendly pirates—in 1668 New England. Read full book review >

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BEETLE BOY by Margaret Willey
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Demanding—and riveting. (Fiction. 13-17) "
Nightly, Kafkaesque dreams of a giant beetle plague 18-year-old Charlie as he recuperates from a ruptured Achilles tendon in the home of his girlfriend, Clara. Read full book review >