Search Results: "Marilee Haynes"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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ALL AMERICAN DREAM DOLLS by David Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 1997

"Haynes's strokes are broad, but he delivers a frequently hilarious novel, with consistently on-target punch lines and an eye for real people. (Author tour)"
Haynes (Live at Five, 1996, etc.) unleashes his satiric verve on preteen beauty pageants and midlife crises in this tale of an adwoman who returns to the nest. Read full book review >

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INTO THE DARKEST CORNER by Elizabeth Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2012

"Effective, in an ugly sort of way."
In Haynes' debut, a woman is stalked by the former lover who nearly killed her. Read full book review >

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UNDER A SILENT MOON by Elizabeth Haynes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2014

"Police analyst Haynes (Into the Darkest Corner, 2013, etc.) includes official-looking documents and reports to add veracity to the dual cases, which would have been just as convincing and considerably peppier without the impersonal police blotterese."
Murder and sexual intrigue rock a small British village. Read full book review >

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TICKLEMONSTER AND ME by Max Haynes
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 9, 1999

"There is little doubt that these stage directions will be only a jumping-off point for most readers; just in case the story is not provocative enough, there are additional games included. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Haynes (In the Driver's Seat, 1997, etc.) has produced a visual script for a ticklefest. Read full book review >

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IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT by Max Haynes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The bold drawings feature the heavy black lines found in many board books, but with more sophisticated shapes; Haynes plays with the signs, racing stripes, and the checkerboard curve of a track, fully conveying you-are-there immediacy to children. (Picture book. 3-5)"
As if from a movie camera's viewfinder, a fantasy drive in a hot little car enfolds. Read full book review >