Search Results: "Marissa Moss"


BOOK REVIEW

BLOOD DIARIES by Marissa Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2014

"Crisis averted, at the end, Edgar is left looking ahead with fresh confidence to seventh grade. Happily, a planned sequel will allow readers to follow him there. (recipe for 'Chocolate Blood Pudding') (Light fantasy. 10-12)"
With understandable difficulty, a sixth-grader with a mighty secret tries to earn acceptance from both his human schoolmates and his undead family. Read full book review >

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AMELIA'S MIDDLE-SCHOOL GRADUATION YEARBOOK by Marissa Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 20, 2015

"A hint at the end leaves room for this series to evolve into high school; Amelia may be a bit long in the tooth, but devoted fans will follow. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
In this newest, 20th-anniversary offering of the Amelia's Notebook series, Amelia graduates middle school and reminisces about all she has learned along the way. Read full book review >

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LOST IN PARIS by Marissa Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A surprise ending will leave readers anticipating Mira's next mission as she follows her mother through time and history. (bibliography) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Her mother's mysterious absence, a perplexing postcard and a unique family ability sends Mira on a race through time. Read full book review >

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MAX DISASTER #1 by Marissa Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

In these retooled versions of Max's Logbook (2003) and Max's Mystical Logbook (2004), Moss discards the graph-paper backgrounds, expands the role of a small green pencil-topper that is (at least in the young narrator's mind) a visitor from space with telepathic powers and remixes lightly revised text and art. Read full book review >

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GALEN by Marissa Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"For readers not yet up to Carol Lawrence's Roman Mystery series, this makes an equally agreeable combination of story and history. (glossary) (Fiction. 8-10)"
The author of the "Young American Voices" series takes readers considerably further into the past for a slave's-eye view of life in Emperor Augustus's household. Read full book review >

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AMELIA'S NOTEBOOK by Marissa Moss
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 6, 1995

"This is a carefully coordinated story that only seems like haphazard scribbling. (Picture book. 7+)"
Amelia is a bit smug and precocious, but then so are some of our favorite nine-year-olds. Read full book review >

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HOME SWEET ROME by Marissa Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"Mira's latest quest leaves readers pondering what other discoveries in the past await this dauntless time traveler. (author's note, bibliography) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Time-traveler Mira returns in a perilous mission involving the Renaissance, the Inquisition and banned books. Read full book review >

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THE PHARAOH’S SECRET by Marissa Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Disappointing. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
There's no reason an author can't step away from a successful formula to try something new. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An intimate look at a soldier's life from a compelling, historical perspective. (author's note, thumbnail biographies, timeline, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
A female Civil War soldier is brought alive for readers. Read full book review >

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BARBED WIRE BASEBALL by Marissa Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"A worthy companion for Ken Mochizuki and Dom Lee's Baseball Saved Us (1993). (author's note, artist's note, bibliography, index) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Kenichi Zenimura built a baseball legacy in the Japanese-American internment camps during World War II. Read full book review >

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MIGHTY JACKIE by Marissa Moss
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Intriguing, but inadequate. (bibliography) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Unlike most girls, Jackie Mitchell was encouraged to play baseball. Read full book review >

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KATE WARNE, PINKERTON DETECTIVE by Marissa Moss
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A cinematic treatment of derring-do and yet another testament to the importance of women in the historical evolution of the United States. (bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
Moss tackles an important incident in the life of Kate Carter—aka Kate Warne—the first female professional private detective in the United States. Read full book review >