Search Results: "Margot Fonteyn"


BOOK REVIEW

COPPÉLIA by Margot *Fonteyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"The textured paintings—oil painting lavished across nubby tweeds, lace, brocades, and other fabric—highlight the events of this unforgettable story, sure to send balletomanes off in search of the nearest production of the ballet. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The timeless tale of romance, suspicion, magic, and revenge is freshly retold, focusing on the feelings and actions of the characters: Dr. CoppÇlius as he comes to terms with his artistic gifts and broken dreams; Swanilda as she mischievously attempts to find the "daughter" of Dr. CoppÇlius; and Franz as he falls foolishly in love with a doll, but repents and wins Swanilda. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRAVE MARTHA by Margot Apple
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"The comfortable pencil and watercolor drawings, making deliberate or accidental homage to Sendak's Really Rosie, lend a nostalgic flavor to this age-old bedtime dilemma. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Apple turns from the exploits of Nancy Shaw's exuberant sheep (Sheep Take a Hike, 1994, etc.) to a quieter bedtime tale about a young girl facing her fears in the dark. Read full book review >

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DESIGN FOR LIVING by Margot Peters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 2003

"An appealing portrait of the attractive Lunts and of Broadway in its heyday."
Veteran biographer Peters (May Sarton, 1997, etc.) limns the glamorous life of the American theater's most successful acting team. Read full book review >

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HOTHOUSE FLOWER AND THE NINE PLANTS OF DESIRE by Margot Berwin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 2009

"Poorly executed magical realism."
Berwin's debut sends a New York singleton south of the border in search of plants with magical powers. Read full book review >

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THE TEDDY POTTY BOOK by Margot Channing
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"With all the potty titles out there—many with clearer presentations of the concepts or stronger storylines and characters—this is one to skip. (Board book. 2-4)"
This tall, sturdy volume of potty basics is another entry in the British Bright Start, Right Start series (First Numbers, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2001

"A complete bibliography of Zemach's published work is also appended, making this a first choice for most library collections as well as an excellent addition to any toddler's shelf of nursery rhyme favorites. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This posthumous collection of gloriously illustrated traditional rhymes and songs supplemented by a brief biographical sketch gives Caldecott Medalist Zemach's (Duffy and the Devil, 1973) fans one more chance to savor the delicious watercolors of this highly respected artist. Read full book review >

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IT COULD ALWAYS BE WORSE by Margot Zemach
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1977

"The more you look at Zemach's pages the more commotion there is to notice. And it's a good story, worth repeating."
Remember the "poor unfortunate man" who feels crowded with his mother, wife, and six children in a little one-room hut—until the Rabbi instructs him to bring his chickens, goat, and cow inside as well? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LAST INNOCENT HOUR by Margot Abbott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"The large readership that the publisher predicts for this naively disillusioned first novel won't mind that the last innocent hour of the ambassador's daughter lasts for chapter after improbable chapter."
Girl meets boy, boy meets S.S. in this sturdy, sudsy pre- and postwar Nazi gothic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2011

"Fodder for ardent admirers of the former president; otherwise, slim pickings."
Ronald Reagan's rise from lifeguard and sportscaster to movie star, governor and president, seen through the eyes of a fan. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TO ERR IS COMMON by Margot Terrence
Released: Nov. 21, 2011

"A solid, passionate survey of the nursing profession, buried in an uneven novel."
A diligent nurse tries to survive the traps of a sloppy hospital department in this debutnovel. Read full book review >