Search Results: "Marilyn J. Harran"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Significant historical acts and events are here put into unique perspective by a participant. (Memoir. 11-14)"
A posthumous Holocaust memoir from the youngest person on Oskar Schindler's list. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Abraham the dreamer felt cut from honest cloth; Abraham the overachiever, who has won out by book's end, is a bad copy."
A heartfelt but ultimately tedious journey of discovery for two corporate execs who shuck the rat race and hit the road. Read full book review >

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JACKPOT JUSTICE by Marilyn J. Wooley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"The prose is brisk and clear, the heroine appealing; what is neither clear nor convincing is the rambling, shapeless plot or the overpopulated clutch of disagreeable characters who make this a debut not for the squeamish."
A first novel introducing Cassandra "Cassie" Ringwald, Ph.D., of Cedar Grove in northern California, a clinical psychologist hired by lawyer Richard Peck for her first job: a forensic evaluation of his client Homer Johnson. Read full book review >

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SECRETS AND LIES by Marilyn J. Clay
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2012

"The information on the ill-fated Jamestown colony is the best feature of this follow-up to Clay's first Jamestown novel (Deceptions, 2010), which is otherwise a run-of-the-mill historical romance with very little mystery."
A group of young women are sent from England to the Jamestown colony in 1620 to become wives of the settlers. Read full book review >

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I WILL TRY by Marilyn Janovitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"This cheery selection will bring feelings of accomplishment and security to new readers and budding gymnasts alike. (Picture book/early reader. 2-5)"
This girl is ready for a challenge! Read full book review >

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WE LOVE SCHOOL! by Marilyn Janovitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"Maybe we don't, and then what do we do with our ruffled feathers? (Picture book. 3-5)"
Janovitz's introduction to school brims with cute animal characters versifying their good fortune to be at school. Read full book review >

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GOOD MORNING, LITTLE FOX by Marilyn Janovitz
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Cuddly foxes, a loving family, and an intergenerational but particularly age-appropriate conflict all make this book a good choice for group as well as one-on-one reading. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Janovitz's second book about the appealing Little Fox (Little Fox, not reviewed) finds him getting up early so he and Father Fox can "sleep late" together. Read full book review >

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LOOK OUT, BIRD! by Marilyn Janovitz
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"A good choice for toddlers, who will enjoy chiming in on the inevitable rereadings. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A simple circular story: ``Snail slipped/and hit bird./Bird flew/and frightened frog,'' and so on, with each spread depicting the new encounter in a boxed scene at the left and its result in a series of images of each dislodged creature making its way off the page to the right. Read full book review >

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PLAY BABY PLAY! by Marilyn Janovitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Here's to all the fun without any of the fuss. (Board book. 6 mos.-3)"
No need for rain to go away because babies can stay inside and play. Read full book review >

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MAYBE, MY BABY by Marilyn Janovitz
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Soft and snuggly, but unfortunately, not unique. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Janovitz (Three Little Kittens, not reviewed, etc.) adds a wishful, animal bedtime lullaby to the already overstuffed shelf. Read full book review >

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A, B, SEE! by Marilyn Janovitz
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 2005

"EWSLUGp1991 and its sequels, this does provide an occasional opportunity for successful deduction, along with an enticing invitation to play with sequences and familiar shapes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Here Janovitz elaborates an idea that rightly helped Suze Macdonald earn a Caldecott Honor for Alphabatics (1986): Each letter of the alphabet transforms over four bright, simple cartoon panels into an animal ("A" to an "Alligator," "B" to a "Beaver," etc.). Read full book review >