Search Results: "Marilyn Todd"


BOOK REVIEW

DREAM BOAT by Marilyn Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"But blunt, resourceful Claudia's hard not to love: her exploits are a true guilty pleasure."
The seventh in the Ancient Roman I, Claudia series (Black Salamander, not reviewed, etc.) kicks off with a kidnapping. Read full book review >

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SECOND ACT by Marilyn Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Claudia's ninth escapade (Dark Horse, 2002, etc.) is her liveliest in years, with nonstop drollery and a fun cast of flamboyant characters."
A serial rapist, a grim mass murderer, and, worst, a troop of voracious actors plague ancient Rome. Read full book review >

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STONE COLD by Marilyn Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Claudia's tenth Roman romp, again juggling chills and raucous humor, brings the long-simmering relationship twixt Claudia and Marcus to a crossroads."
Claudia Seferius unsurprisingly finds murder and trouble in ancient Gaul. Read full book review >

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DARK HORSE by Marilyn Todd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Still, it's never boring."
During a steamy summer in ancient Rome, everyone's favorite scheming widow, Claudia Seferius, sees her nemesis Marcus Orbilio, of the Security Police, too close for comfort while she's giving one of her racehorses an extra chemical incentive. Read full book review >

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BLIND EYE by Marilyn Todd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Todd, author of the raucous and numerous 'I, Claudia' tales (Scorpion Rising, 2006, etc.), casts an eerier mood in this series kickoff but provides the same abundance of historical tidbits and robust prose. The sequels should be equally entertaining."
In ancient Greece, High Priestess Iliona turns sleuth to catch a serial killer. Read full book review >

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BLOOD MOON by Marilyn Todd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2009

"Iliona's second case (Blind Eye, 2007) contains Todd's usual feast of historical detail, along with a more sardonic voice than that found in her raucous, long-running I, Claudia series."
A high priestess's sleuthing makes her the target of a crafty serial killer. 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 >