Search Results: "Maria T Resele"


BOOK REVIEW

Eat Well and Feel Fabulous by Maria T Resele
NON-FICTION
Released: June 24, 2013

"Well-seasoned recipes served up with prose that readers need to take with a pinch of salt."
In her debut cookbook, the author offers recipes and tips on preparing international dishes for family meals. Read full book review >

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WATCH OUT, HOLLYWOOD! by Maria T. Lennon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Lennon's over-the-top tale and larger-than-life characters and situations aren't exactly credible, but readers who like their characters big and brash will suspend their disbelief and enjoy. (Fiction. 7-11)"
A 12-year-old girl with big dreams struggles to reconcile her towering ambition with the demands of just being a good person. Read full book review >

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THE STAR OF CHRISTMAS by Maria T. DiVencenzo
Released: Oct. 15, 2009

"A well-crafted tale that delivers an old, important message in a fresh, attractively imagined vehicle."
A sleepy child, addressed by the ornaments on her Christmas tree, teaches them and young readers about the true meaning of the holiday. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF A SO-CALLED MIDDLE CHILD by Maria T. Lennon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Readers will admire the unabashedly quirky Charlie as she embarks upon her journey of self-understanding and transformation with verve. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Eager to escape her troubled history, 12-year-old Charlie is ready to start over. Read full book review >

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MAKING IT UP AS I GO ALONG by Maria T. Lennon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2005

"Worth enduring La Leche how-to and confusing backstory for the photo-finish of this race against death."
War correspondent leaves Sierra Leone to cope with motherhood and fallout from a strange inheritance. Read full book review >

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A WALK IN THE FOREST by Maria Dek
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A startling, successful evocation of the natural world and an urgent entreaty for young people to immerse themselves in the outdoors. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pale-skinned child crosses a blank, white page into a screen of trees, where "wonders await." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILL by Maria Boyd
FICTION
Released: July 13, 2010

"Still, Will's feelings and relationship struggles are authentic, and the dialogue is crisp when the author pulls her message punches. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Aussie soccer jock and guitar player Will is forced to join the band of his high school's musical as punishment for mooning a bus full of girls. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING ABOUT AMERICA by Maria Testa
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Riveting—and tender. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Testa writes stories told in poems of surpassing beauty, fragility and depth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 1991

This copiously illustrated history of America's ``most successful humor magazine'' never takes itself too seriously, despite patches of banal social history and cultural analysis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1992

"The dreary monograph form of much of the book never quite gels, unfortunately, with Tatar's practical, if undeveloped, popular exhortations. (Thirty illustrations—some seen.)"
Provocative observations on the uses (and misuses) of ``classic'' fairy tales are overwhelmed by academic jargon in this oddly disjointed and disappointing study from Tatar (German Literature/Harvard). Read full book review >