Search Results: "Marianne Malone"


BOOK REVIEW

STEALING MAGIC by Marianne Malone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"A blend of magic, history and mystery for patient readers who want to catch the crook but don't necessarily need a good chase. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Mystery abounds once again in the miniature Thorne Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago. Read full book review >

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Marcel Malone by Lew Watts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2016

"A slow, but ultimately rewarding tale of a lonely psychologist and her poetic client."
A novel examines a clinical psychologist, the healing power of verse, and a journey to self-discovery. Read full book review >

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JO MALONE by Jo Malone
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A moving and revealing account of the author's passion for business and personal success."
Turning yourself into an upscale brand is extremely difficult. Fragrance guru and entrepreneur Malone chronicles how she did just that. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET OF THE KEY by Marianne Malone
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"A disappointing (probable) end to a series that should have been better, given its promising concept. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In the concluding Sixty-Eight Rooms adventure, Ruthie and Jack finally recognize the enormous power and great danger that magic can bring. Read full book review >

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THE SIXTY-EIGHT ROOMS by Marianne Malone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"Predictable but pleasant. (Magical adventure. 8-12)"
Who hasn't seen the carefully composed exhibits of miniatures at a museum, or even a simple dollhouse, and wondered what it would be like to be small enough to walk inside? Read full book review >

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THE PIRATE'S COIN by Marianne Malone
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"Dedicated Sixty-Eight Rooms readers will have the patience to sift through, but if newcomers to the series start here, they just might abandon ship. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Sixth-grade sleuths Jack and Ruthie are no strangers to the magic of the miniature Thorne Rooms, but this time, changing the past may do more harm than good. Read full book review >

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JEX MALONE by C.L. Gaber
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 18, 2014

"A dud. (Mystery. 12-18)"
A police detective's daughter spends a summer solving a crime. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 4, 2003

"Provocative—and timely in these France-bashing days, certain to prompt learned commentary."
A searching inquiry into the behavior of ordinary French people under Vichy and Nazi rule—behavior that defies the easy categories of "collaborator" and "resister." Read full book review >

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CALL ME MARIANNE by Jen Bryant
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Though a sample of poetry would have made a better sendoff than Bryant's biographical afterword, this does provide a tantalizing glimpse into one writer's creative process. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A Brooklyn lad finds common ground with an oddly dressed lady in this fictional but not unlikely zoo encounter. Read full book review >

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THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY MALONE by Mary Anderson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Some details, like the fearlessness of Molly's midnight search for an orphaned boy in Times Square, are less than plausible, and minor characters are lightly sketched; but Molly herself is vibrant and determined, her story a better-than-average anti-romance. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Molly, 16, is a true original: she sells collages fashioned from pieces of junk that she's juxtaposed to convey a liberal social message; she also goes regularly to a welfare hotel, where she gives the kids art materials and teaches their use with easy camaraderie. Read full book review >

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MAX MALONE, SUPERSTAR by Charlotte Herman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When Max sees the sign announcing auditions for a peanut- butter commercial, he's sure he's a shoo-in. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"Deza is one great heroine in her own right, a fitting literary companion to Bud Caldwell. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Deza Malone had a brief appearance in Curtis' multiple-award-winning novel, Bud, Not Buddy (Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Author Award, 2000). Now, she is the dynamic and engaging heroine of her own story. Read full book review >