Search Results: "Marilee Foster"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2002

"The tenacity and availability of life, amply admired and admirably evoked."
From newcomer Foster, a keen and wholly lovely catalogue of seasons growing spuds in the midst of swells. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL, THE FISH, AND THE CROWN by Marilee Heyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A lively story, with pictures that look like an open treasure chest. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another tale of transformations, about a girl who is turned into a fish and then promised by the queen of the fishes to be restored to her human form if she succeeds in retrieving a crown from a wicked giant. Read full book review >

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A.K.A. GENIUS by Marilee Haynes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Given its enduring themes, this novel from a small Catholic press has some potential for crossover appeal. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Test results may prove that 12-year-old Gabriel Carpenter is St. Jude Middle School's only resident genius, but Mensa status sure doesn't seem to make life any easier. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 1998

"Humane, empathetic, and informed exploration of a frightening complex of behavior; it will be valuable to professionals, families, friends, and most of all to the cutters themselves. (Author tour)"
A compassionate and informed discussion of self-mutilation, the "addiction of the '90s,— practiced by two million or more Americans. Read full book review >

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Between Fires by Marilee Zdenek
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"A memoir that captures the opportunity that lies in loss."
A woman's triumphant tale of her struggle to rebuild herself after a disaster. Read full book review >

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PATIENT ZERO by Marilee Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"However, the writing style is engaging, the complexity of information is appropriate for a middle to high school audience, and the mysterious nature of unexplained epidemics is perfectly captured, more than compensating for the deficiencies. (Nonfiction. 11-18)"
Few might regard the field of epidemiology as a first-rate opportunity for sleuthing, but this fascinating effort may change that. Read full book review >

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MAKING IT RIGHT by Marilee Peters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Restorative justice is slippery in both philosophy and practice; Peters gives readers the tools to begin to think critically about their own roles in resolving conflicts both large and small. (glossary, sources, index)(Nonfiction. 12-16)"
An overarching look at an alternative approach to punishment. Read full book review >

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TAIL TOES EYES EARS NOSE by Marilee Robin Burton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 8, 2011

"There are many apps with more options, extras and dazzling art and sound, but despite its similarity to 'Heads, Shoulders, Knees, And Toes,' it feels just homespun and direct enough to charm. (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
A simple, easy-to-navigate app featuring an assortment of animals and the titular body parts they have in common is no-frills enough to please toddlers, though parents may wish it offered a little more. Read full book review >

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10 RIVERS THAT SHAPED THE WORLD by Marilee Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A well-turned, involving introduction to important waterways on six of the seven continents. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Ten great rivers (well, 11, but two are kissing cousins)—and not just the obvious ones—give Peters a chance to fashion 10 fine stories. Read full book review >

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THE MAN WHO KNEW EVERYTHING by Marilee Peters
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"A colorful figure in the history of science whose 'misses' are as entertaining and instructive as his 'hits.' (timeline, map, lists of sources and further reading) (Biography. 10-13)"
An introduction to an undeservedly obscure polymath of the scientific revolution. Read full book review >

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WHALE PORT by Mark Foster
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 24, 2007

The story of the fictional New England town of Tuckanucket from 1683 to the present entwines story threads of whaling and the growth of the new nation. Read full book review >

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JANE FOSTER'S 123 by Jane Foster
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"A fetching and effective introduction to the world of numbers. (Board book. 3 mos.-2)"
A simple and stylish counting book. Read full book review >