Search Results: "Marianne Malone"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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BEST. NIGHT. EVER. by Jen Malone
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A fun, fresh take on a classic theme. (Fiction. 9-13)"
For one night Lynnfield Middle School hosts the biggest event in town, the seventh-grade dance. Read full book review >

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RED CLAY, BLUE CADILLAC by Michael Malone
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"These thematically interwoven tales of 12 southern women end up giving a penetrating look into the values and mores of the New South."
Veteran novelist Malone offers a heady mix of love, marriage, and murder in a dozen southern-themed stories old and new. Read full book review >

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TIME'S WITNESS by Michael Malone
Released: April 18, 1989

Cudberth Mangum—the outspoken and improbably literate redneck North Carolina police chief who played Watson to Justin Saville's aristocratic detective in Uncivil Seasons (1983)—takes center stage as the narrator-hero of this wonderfully amusing story of murder, racism, and political corruption. Read full book review >

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Violet of a Deeper Blue by Rick Malone
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"An impressive novel about the subtle prejudice and blatant bigotry faced by black men and women in this country."
In Malone's novel, an Ivy-League educated black man struggles to overcome racism in 1980s Washington, D.C. Read full book review >

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THE LION AND THE BIRD by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2014

"A sensitive, uplifting meditation. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Canadian artist Dubuc delivers a quiet story that knits together themes of friendship and the circle of seasons. Read full book review >

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MR. POSTMOUSE TAKES A TRIP by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"This one's playfulness invites repeat readings, and like Mr. Postmouse, it delivers consistently. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The dedicated postal worker who first appeared in Mr. Postmouse's Rounds (2015) returns with his entire family for a much bigger adventure. 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 >