Search Results: "Margaret Wild"


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JINX by Margaret Wild
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"The device of the poetry will attract many young readers; the skill with which it is told will keep them hooked. (Fiction. YA)"
In the style of so many new narratives in verse, Wild uses individual poems to tell the poignant, intense story of a girl unlucky in love. Read full book review >

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ONE NIGHT by Margaret Wild
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 11, 2004

"Poetry sequence or novel—it fails either way. (Fiction. YA)"
A confused novel-in-verse explores the personalities of four archetypical high-school students and the consequences of one-night flings. Read full book review >

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WILD IDEAS by Cathy Wild
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"An engaging road map for artistic expression that successfully explores the necessary routes while supporting those who are taking the trip."
A debut self-help guide offers an introspective and encouraging analysis of the creative process. Read full book review >

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BOBBIE DAZZLER by Margaret Wild
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A brief note on the copyright page gives information concerning the Red-necked Wallaby. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Bobbie Dazzler is a lively and bouncing Red-necked Wallaby. Read full book review >

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LITTLE HUMPTY by Margaret Wild
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2004

"The burnt orange, sepia, and satiny pinks warm the pages of this cheerfully illustrated, tender and timeless tale. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This is a playful yet poignant ode to a youngster's growing independence and a mother's love. Read full book review >

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OUR GRANNY by Margaret Wild
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Sure to enliven a primary unit on families, or to launch a cozy bedtime chat. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Another treasure from Wild/Vivas (The Very Best of Friends, etc.) ``Some grannies live in apartments...farmhouses...nursing homes or nowhere at all. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN'S HOLIDAY by Margaret Wild
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"An amusing change of pace. (Picture book. 4-8)"
From Australia, a merry romp of a fantasy: the Queen is plump, elderly Victoria, who sets out for the beach, on foot, with a large entourage—a butler carrying an elegant morning tea, a lady-in-waiting with the royal potty, etc. In the holiday spirit, the functionaries get into mischief along the way (``The maids had a pillow fight...The bodyguard shot himself in the foot''), so—good mother that she is—the Queen takes charge, sets everything to rights (She ``bandaged the bodyguard's foot...unknotted the swimming costumes''), then marches the whole crew on to the sea. 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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 28, 1998

"Scoop-seekers are somewhat better off with Thatcher's memoirs."
The most comprehensive and representative collection to date of the former British prime minister's landmark speeches, edited by longtime Thatcher adviser Harris. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Chronology; notes; index. (Biography. 12+)"
Fuller was a unique woman in the 19th century: a friend of Emerson and his circle, one of the first woman journalists in the US and its first ``female'' foreign correspondent; her tract, Woman in the Nineteenth Century, had a seminal influence on the early feminist movement. Read full book review >

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MARGARET THATCHER by Charles Moore
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Moore will probably not change minds about the Iron Lady, but readers inclined to be as fair-minded as he will find much of interest in his account of her years in power."
British historian/writer Moore delivers the second volume in his authorized biography of the pioneering—and divisive—prime minister. Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE CROOKED HOUSE by Margaret Wild
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2006

"As the crooked man, cat and house would say: 'Yippee-yi-yay!' (Picture book. 3-7)"
The prolific Australian writer tells the tale of the crooked man, house, cat and mouse with—pun intended—a bit of a twist. Read full book review >