Search Results: "Marissa Burt"


BOOK REVIEW

A LEGEND OF STARFIRE by Marissa Burt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Arduous. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Wren Matthews thought she had destroyed the evil Boggen, but he's back—and now, on Nod, he's experimenting with tainted stardust…on human subjects. Read full book review >

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A SLIVER OF STARDUST by Marissa Burt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"The appealing premise is hamstrung by lengthy exposition and sluggish characterization. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Smart, 11-year-old Wren has just tied academic rival Simon at the Science Olympiad Trivia Challenge when a huge, white bird begins the magical apprenticeship of both children to the Ancient and Honorable Guild of the Fiddlers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STORY'S END by Marissa Burt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Despite its flaws, this book has a magical and endearing quality that may be particularly helpful for readers who need to leave an old story behind and begin to write a new one. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
There's no question that "[m]essing around in the Villainous parts of Story is risky stuff," in this sequel to Burt's debut novel, Storybound (2012). Read full book review >

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THE 12 DARES OF CHRISTA by Marissa Burt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A sweet story about letting go and allowing life to lead the way. (Fiction. 10-13)"
To say Christa Vasile loves Christmas is an understatement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STORYBOUND by Marissa Burt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"While the novel doesn't reach the heights to which it clearly aspires—Harry Potter, Inkheart, A Wrinkle in Time—its high concept could have cinematic potential, with deeper character development and less contrivance. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
A 12-year-old girl finds herself to be an illegitimate visitor to the land of Story in this debut middle-grade fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUNION BURT by Marsha Hayles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"A bouncy rib-tickler, best for preschoolers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
There's no lack of advice for this poor little boy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE BURT AND WIGGLES by Derek Anderson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"A pure pleasure. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Two best friends fail to keep summer from ending, but won't let winter end their friendship. Read full book review >

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MARISSA MAYER AND THE FIGHT TO SAVE YAHOO! by Nicholas Carlson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A well-researched, up-to-date story about a fight to define one famous company's future."
The inside story of the cult of personality that surrounds the leadership of Silicon Valley's technology behemoths. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VISIONARY LEADERSHIP by Burt Nanus
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 1992

"A largely routine, essentially redundant primer on productive and prescient stewardship."
Pedestrian variations on a theme that Nanus (The Leader's Edge, 1989; coauthor, Leaders, 1985) has played before, albeit to no great effect. Read full book review >