Search Results: "Margaret Mayo"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Words and pictures unite radiantly for a classy and imminently sharable read-aloud. (Nonfiction. 2-6)"
Mayo (Brother Sun, Sister Moon, 2000, etc.) gathers and retells poems, songs and tiny stories in this eclectic medley of classics and newer tidbits. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE WORLD WAS YOUNG by Margaret Mayo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"An afterword identifies the sources of these treasures. (Folklore. 5-10)"
In a short foreword to this volume, subtitled ``Creation and Pourquoi Tales,'' Mayo (Magical Tales from Many Lands, 1993, etc.) offers readers a clear, simple explanation of the importance of such stories in every culture. Read full book review >

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CHOO CHOO CLICKETY-CLACK! by Margaret Mayo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Ayliffe has illustrated each spread with carefully detailed and crisply colored cut paper helping make this a splendidly zippy lap-time experience. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Each mode of transportation is great at something in this vibrant read-aloud. Read full book review >

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MYTHICAL BIRDS AND BEASTS FROM MANY LANDS by Margaret Mayo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"Framing both text and artwork are ornamental borders and sidebars decorated with motif-like shapes and images befitting the mythical qualities of the stories. (notes) (Folklore. 7-12)"
From the British pair behind Magical Tales from Many Lands (1993) comes a sparkling collection teeming with monsters, myth, and magic. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2008

When Mexico, four decades after winning independence, could not repay borrowed funds from France, the French Army invaded. Read full book review >

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DIG DIG DIGGING ABC by Margaret Mayo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Given the plethora of similar titles, rate this an O for overdone and opt for a better one, such as Ramon Olivera's ABCs on Wheels (2016). (Picture book. 4-7)"
Kids seem to have an innate fascination with machinery, and this alphabet of vehicles will challenge them to name 26 and pair them with their corresponding letters of the alphabet. Read full book review >

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ZOOM, ROCKET, ZOOM! by Margaret Mayo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Space enthusiasts will be launched out of this world. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Rollicking verse introduces youngsters to the jobs various space vehicles do and to the astronauts that explore outer space. Read full book review >

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ROAR! by Margaret Mayo
by Margaret Mayo, illustrated by Alex Ayliffe
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Should attract the very young, who might get the mistaken idea that kangaroos, panda bears and lions all live near each other. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Eleven species of wild animals frolic in their habitats. Read full book review >

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EMERGENCY! by Margaret Mayo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"EWSLUGp1994, this sends a message at once exciting and reassuring. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Mayo and Ayliffe move from one favorite set of vehicles—heavy equipment (Dig, Dig, Digging, p. 574) to the other—the ones that make noise and tear through the streets, sky, and waterways. Read full book review >

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MAGICAL TALES FROM MANY LANDS by Margaret Mayo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Notes on sources. (Folklore. 6-12)"
A remarkably felicitous collection of 14 stories from different traditions—the Arab ``The Lemon Princess''; the wonderful Zulu tale of ``Unanana and the...Elephant''; the Scottish ``Kate Crackernuts''; a Dominican tale with roots in Zaire; Indian, Native American, Chinese, and more. Read full book review >

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MARGARET THATCHER by Jonathan Aitken
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"More than serviceable, but best for readers of conservative views themselves. Others will want to turn to more critical commentators."
An admiring biography of the Iron Lady by a former "Tory back-bencher" who played a role in her government. Read full book review >