Search Results: "Marianne Schnall"


BOOK REVIEW

ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Barack Obama smashed down one long-closed door in 2008. This book makes a compelling case for another shattering of barriers sooner rather than later."
Intriguing interviews exploring the role of women in American political leadership. 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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BEAUTIFUL BLUE EYES by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Lezlie Evans and illustrated by David McPhail (2010). (Picture book. 3-5)"
Richmond offers a bland and confusing a companion to her Beautiful Brown Eyes (2009). 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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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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MR. POSTMOUSE'S ROUNDS by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Like a mailbox overstuffed with gifts, Dubuc's animal scenes are a delight and well worth the wait. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A dedicated postal worker, who happens to be a small mouse, makes the daily deliveries in a lively dispatch from Dubuc. Read full book review >

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I'LL NEVER LET YOU GO by Marianne Richmond
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"Though its heart is in the right place, this tale doesn't come close to the artistry of Kevin Henkes' Owen (1993), still the gold standard. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little bear struggles with separation anxiety as he prepares to go to school for the first time—without Blankie. Read full book review >

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THE ANIMALS' ARK by Marianne Dubuc
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Sail past this one. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Mr. Noah uses his boat to rescue an assembly of animals stranded on an island by floodwaters. Read full book review >

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THE NAMED by Marianne Curley
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Anguished heartbreak and suppressed longing are bound to continue to spice up the history-hopping sword-and-sorcery, making the sequels an ongoing guilty pleasure. (Fantasy. 12+)"
Swashbuckling time-travel plus soap-opera relationships make for a page-turning start to a promised trilogy. Read full book review >

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THE DARK by Marianne Curley
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Pure soap-opera fluff with only the lightest sprinkling of the fantastic; but fans will eat it up with a spoon. (Fantasy. YA)"
Another helping of time-travel fantasy, heavy on the melodrama, in a sequel to The Named (2002). Read full book review >

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ROAD KILL by Marianne Macdonald
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"And what is Dido (Smoke Screen, 1999, etc.) to make of Frank's return—as dead as he'd hoped his past to be?"
When antiquarian bookseller Dido Hoare gets called out in the middle of the night to release her ex-nanny Phyllis Digby from the bedroom where burglars have locked her up, more than Phyllis tumbles out of the closet. Read full book review >

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EVELESS EDEN by Marianne Wiggins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 1995

"Romance, adventure, and politics from New York to Paris to London to Berlin to Timioara: Wiggins carries these forward with knowledgeable zest, but the deeper themes just don't have the voices here to lift them convincingly."
From Wiggins (Herself in Love, 1987; John Dollar, 1988; etc.): a novel about ambition, love, and politics that reaches for emotion but is better at capturing attitude. Read full book review >