Search Results: "Marianne Carus"


BOOK REVIEW

FIRE AND WINGS by Marianne Carus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The familiar motifs, exotic settings, and protagonists that demonstrate courage, cleverness, resourcefulness, and compassion make this collection one that will entertain and feed minds and the desire for dragons of all those who read or hear these tales. (Short stories. 9-12)"
Carus's (911: The Book of Help, p. 950, etc.) storytellers draw motifs from traditional folklore wrapped around fiery dragons that are more enchanting than menacing. Read full book review >

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911 by Michael Cart
HISTORY
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"A teacher's guide will be available online, and a portion of the profits from the anthology will be donated to a scholarship fund for relatives of the victims. (Nonfiction. 12+)"
The title of this timely anthology emphasizes the connection between the 9-11 terrorist attacks and the 911 emergency assistance phone number, offering both teens and adults thoughtful, provocative literature that may help with preliminary discussions and perspective on this difficult subject. Read full book review >

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CARTWHEEL TO THE MOON by Emanuel di Pasquale
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Sicilian landscape and custom fit as naturally into the poetry as the stones and the sea—young readers will find that landscape reflected in Thompson's black-and-white images, the pages nicely balanced between text and illustration. (Poetry. 7-12)"
A beautiful memoir of the poet's childhood in Sicily is conveyed in richly evocative verse. Read full book review >

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THE BUS RIDE by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Good for imagination and travel, this merry bus ride has glimmers of 'Little Red Riding Hood' but is entirely itself. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Clara (named only on the book jacket) narrates her own story of the first time she goes to Grandma's house on the bus by herself. Read full book review >

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OH, THE THINGS MY MOM WILL DO... by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Eschewing the usual saccharine odes to motherhood, this title should lead to laughter and some recognition for all the crazy things moms do out of love. (Picture book. 4-6)"
It is said that mothers will do anything for their children. In this humorous slip of a tale, readers see just how far moms often go. Read full book review >

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I BELIEVE IN YOU by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Despite its overall good intentions, the book feels rushed and ill considered, with little offered by way of identification to get readers involved. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Well-intentioned cheerleading falls flat. Read full book review >

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LUCY THE GOOD by Marianne Musgrove
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Lucy's Dutch-Australian family is thoroughly modern (Dad's in charge of the cleaning) and provides loving, if exasperated, support for Lucy. (Dutch glossary, recipe, anger-management writing prompt) (Fiction. 7-10)"
Lucy is her own worst enemy. Read full book review >

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GHOST WALK by Marianne Macdonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 11, 1998

"Carefully plotted, with plenty of tense moments; a warmly likable heroine; a fresh, unfancy narrative style, and, for lovers of antiquities, some extra cachet."
A second adventure for London's Dido Hoare, divorced mother of three-year-old Ben; daughter of testy, ailing Barnabas; and owner of an antiquarian bookstore, with living quarters above (Death's Autograph, 1997). Read full book review >

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ME & MY MOM by Marianne Hauser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 1993

"With the scorpion sting of some direct, merciless, fairly awful truths about aging moms and raging daughters."
From the 82-year-old author of such avant exercises as The Talking Room (1976) and the witty The Memoir of the Late Mr. Ashley (1986): a story that concerns the tensions of love, hate, fear, and guilt in the deadly round of approach, hurt, and withdrawal—a round with no exit—in the relationship between an aging mother and her married daughter. Read full book review >

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FAKING IT by Marianne Macdonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"The simmering menace never quite comes to a boil, but Macdonald persuasively captures the obsessive avidity of the true collector."
Antiquarian bookseller Dido Hoare (Three Monkeys, 2005, etc.) takes custody of a mysterious manuscript as dangerous as it is indecipherable. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 31, 1993

Perhaps it's only to be expected that the love story of John Marsh and Margaret Mitchell should be—at least as described here- -as romantic as the colossus it produced. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 8, 2011

"By unveiling the complexity of something as simple as a smile, the author provides surprising insights into culture and psychology."
A winning smile is widely recognized as social currency even by our primate cousins, but—as LaFrance (Psychology/Yale Univ.) shows—its meaning is not always so obvious. Read full book review >