Search Results: "Margaret H. Mason"


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INSIDE ALL by Margaret H. Mason
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The images tend toward the abstract but are recognizable, creating a very gentle and quite moving bedtime story. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mason and Welch present a story that folds in on itself and then out. Read full book review >

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THESE HANDS by Margaret H. Mason
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"For all the many titles that appear on segregation and protest for younger readers, this one stands tall not just for delving into a piece of labor history not previously covered, but for its ability to relate history with heart and resonance. (Picture book. 4-8)"
With tenderness and pride, a grandfather shares the many skills of his hands with his grandson, who is a happy student. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1998

"After the epistolary dynamo of Nin's correspondence with Henry Miller (A Literary Passion, 1987), this friendship on paper has all the power of an electric train set."
paper 0-8040-1007-2 Although Nin confided in her diary, "These are the letters which have kept my writing alive," the often banal correspondence is of less significance for her readers. Read full book review >

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WOODLAND LITTER CRITTERS ABC by Patience H. C. Mason
Released: June 1, 2014

"A book that will engage young readers with its unusual creatures and may inspire them to create their own."
A host of strange and delightful creatures made from seeds, leaves and vines populates the pages of this first children's book by the Masons (Recovering from the War, 1998). Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"A useful list of agencies and extensive notes make this an important resource for students as well as for general readers. (b&w illustrations, not seen, further reading, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Once again, Hyde and Forsyth (Know About Gays and Lesbians, 1994, etc.) take on an issue of great concern, and distill it into a thorough, understandable, impartial discussion. Read full book review >

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HEALTH
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Source notes; resources; index. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Exploring what's been called the ``last acceptable prejudice,'' the authors strive to help readers understand individual differences, noting that some scientists prefer the term ``homosexualities'' to denote varying outlooks and behaviors. Read full book review >

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Oldenglen by Robin Mason
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"A well-written, engaging debut fantasy."
When Jackson's family moves to a forested area, he stumbles upon secrets that will change his life forever in this middle-grade novel. Read full book review >

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THE TALKING VEGETABLES by Won-Ldy Paye
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A good choice for group sharing—along with, say, Angela Shelf Medearis's Too Much Talk (1995), illus by Stefano Vitale, or any version of 'The Little Red Hen.' (source note) (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
In a lightly buffed up version of a Dan tale first offered in their Why Leopard Has Spots (1998), a Liberian storyteller and his co-writer gently tweak a lazy trickster. Read full book review >

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GIFT OF THE MAGPIE by Janeen Mason
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"But they don't hold a candle to Regina's magpie-enhanced sneaker for two. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Regina is a shoe-obsessed magpie. Read full book review >

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OCEAN COMMOTION by Janeen Mason
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"A better introduction for young readers or listeners is Nicola Davies's One Tiny Turtle (2001). (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
Mason follows a loggerhead turtle, hatched in Florida, as she explores the oceans and, after many years, returns to her birthplace to mate and lay her eggs. Read full book review >

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RUNNING GIRL by Simon Mason
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Paced like a television police procedural, with flashes of epiphany, false leads, and race-against-time dangers, this satisfying whodunit overcomes its characterization shortcomings. (Mystery. 13-15)"
Sherlock Holmes, if Holmes were a biracial, at-risk, 16-year-old slacker—a genius stoner who consorts with burglars and homeless dropouts. Read full book review >

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KID ALONE by Simon Mason
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Second swing and a hard miss. (Mystery. 13-17)"
Garvie Smith, the underachieving teen detective, returns in a new mystery with more murder, dangerous intrigue, and highly inconvenient exams. Read full book review >