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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FULL CICADA MOON by Marilyn Hilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"In her acknowledgments, the author states that Mimi is 'for anyone who has big dreams but is short on courage.' By the book's end, readers will be moved by the empathetic lyricism of Mimi's maturing voice. (glossary, pronunciation guide) (Verse/historical fiction. 8-12)"
Perhaps a few books manage to capture tweendom's chaos, but too few catch its poetry. Read full book review >

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FOUND THINGS by Marilyn Hilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 15, 2014

"A moving debut about secrets, wishes, friendship and trust. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Since her older brother Theron disappeared from Quincely, N.H., several months ago, nothing seems right to 11-year-old River until she becomes friends with Meadow Lark and strange things start happening. Read full book review >