Search Results: "Margaret McAllister"


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15 THINGS NOT TO DO WITH A BABY by Margaret McAllister
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2015

"Sibling love, equal parts sweet and silly. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A list of silly "don't"s culminates in loving "do"s for one big sister in McAllister and Sterling's collaboration. Read full book review >

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HOLD MY HAND AND RUN by Margaret McAllister
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"There's enough historical detail to place the tale firmly in a far-away, but compelling past, and the adventure will attract readers who enjoy stories of resourceful girls who triumph over adversity. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Kazy finds her aunt Latimer's beatings harsh indeed, but what she cannot abide is when the victim is her small stepsister, Beth. Read full book review >

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GHOST AT THE WINDOW by Margaret McAllister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"But overall, McAllister's (Hold My Hand and Run, 2000) tightly wound plot speeds along without a wasted word. (Fiction. 9-13)"
This atmospheric ghost story delivers enough tension and shivers to satisfy all young ghost and mystery connoisseurs. Read full book review >

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THE BATTLE OF SIR COB AND SIR FILBERT by Angela McAllister
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"An acceptable additional title on a perennially knotty theme. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The peace message reduced to essentials: each envying the other his castle, two knights do battle till there are ``only cows where their castles had been,'' then decide to settle down as friends. Read full book review >

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REALLY PROFESSIONAL INTERNET PERSON by Jenn McAllister
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A vanity project that's for fans only. (Memoir. 13-17)"
A popular YouTuber releases her memoir. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An amusing but troubling study of manhood, offering scant hope for improvement."
A paleoanthropologist offers a wry, dispiriting perspective on modern man. Read full book review >

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SCRATCH by Troon McAllister
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"McAllister aims frequently for high-impact wackiness but generally achieves a lukewarm silliness."
There are precious few ways to make golf interesting to read about, much less funny, as the pseudonymous McAllister (a.k.a. Lee Gruenfeld) makes abundantly clear. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Voracious readers might pick up this series opener, while waiting for something better. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Evidently hoping to tap into the Redwall audience, McAllister furnishes a cast of squirrels, hedgehogs and other small creatures with an island surrounded by magical mists, a pair of obscure prophecies, a castle atop a nearly forgotten reservoir of Evil and a kindly king who comes under the thumb of a murderous vassal. Read full book review >

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THE GREEN by Troon McAllister
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 1999

"A breezy clubhouse yarn that works as a meditation on competition and intense insiderdom: rollicking fun."
A laugh-out-loud take on big-time golfing, as a small-time hustler more than holds his own against the egos, bank balances, blood feuds, and beer guts of international pros. Read full book review >

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THE YOUNG WIDOWER'S HANDBOOK by Tom McAllister
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2017

"A quirky, well-told fiction debut from McAllister (Bury Me in My Jersey: A Memoir of My Father, Football, and Philly, 2010) that doesn't cover any new ground in exploring the sudden loss of a spouse but covers it differently."
Twenty-nine-year-old Hunter Cady, who describes himself as "actually about fifteen when it comes to real life experience," finds in Kait, his wife, a person who "anchored him to the world." Read full book review >

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LITTLE MIST by Angela McAllister
ANIMALS
Released: April 5, 2011

"Appealing reading for mothers and their little cubs. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Under his mother's tutelage, a snow leopard cub's possibilities expand with wonder as he explores the pristine mountain world he inhabits. Read full book review >