Search Results: "Marion O. Celenza"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Caveat: Having pored over this excellent window into a tempting way of life (and cooking), the urge to entertain may be overwhelming."
With Celenza's trusty menu log, you could easily host a year's worth of weekly dinner parties. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2009

"Recipes that will give cooks many solid and simple options for creating family-dining traditions."
Spiced with memories of an Italian-American childhood in Brooklyn, this cookbook serves up a generous number of tried-and-true recipes for the family table. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A delicious offering warmed with sentiment and topped with humor."
A fourth cookbook from food enthusiast Celenza. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLELAND AROUND THE WORLD by Marion Billet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A good way for tourists who are still toddlers to glimpse the wide world without leaving a parental lap. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The 10 animal tykes introduced in Littleland (2013) dance and play their way around the globe. Read full book review >

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BOB THE ARTIST by Marion Deuchars
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 2016

"Striking art adds levity to the book's anti-bullying message. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Teasing brings out a bird's inner artist. Read full book review >

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ALMOST SUPER by Marion Jensen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"A solid debut: fluent, funny and eminently sequel-worthy. (Adventure. 10-12)"
Inventively tweaking a popular premise, Jensen pits two Incredibles-style families with superpowers against each other—until a new challenge rises to unite them. Read full book review >

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SUNNY SIDE UP by Marion Roberts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2009

"Decorated throughout with antipodean vernacular, Roberts's glib, tangential, first-person narrative promises—and delivers—moments of charming girlhood transition and pathos. (Fiction. 9-14)"
An upside-down antic adventure set in Melbourne, Australia, presents 11-year-old only child Sunny Hathaway, a reluctant, good-natured keeper of family secrets. Read full book review >

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SICK OF SHADOWS by Marion Chesney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 25, 2005

"A lighthearted romantic romp through Edwardian snobbery, with hints of the cataclysmic changes in store for high society substituting for any serious mystery."
Lady Rose Summer (Hasty Death, 2004, etc.) is saved from her Edwardian parents' plan to ship her off to the Indian marriage mart by a faux engagement and a murder. Read full book review >

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HASTY DEATH by Marion Chesney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 30, 2004

"Much absorbing description of an Edwardian lady's undergarments and chances of marriage after her season passes. But Chesney, a.k.a. M.C. Beaton, might have paid a tad more attention to plotting and, dash it all, suspense."
What are Edwardian parents to do when their headstrong daughter prefers solving murders to marrying? Read full book review >