Search Results: "Marjorie Blain Parker"


BOOK REVIEW

I LOVE YOU NEAR AND FAR by Marjorie Blain Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Well-intentioned but confusing at best and actively hurtful at worst. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The rhyming story of a little cat who misses his grandmother and father, who both live far away. Read full book review >

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WHEN DADS DON'T GROW UP by Marjorie Blain Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2012

"An ideal choice for sharing with preschoolers and anyone else who has a soft spot for lovable but goofy dads. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Here is an unabashed celebration of dads who enthusiastically embrace their inner children. The results are endearing, sometimes embarrassing but most often hilarious. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAMA’S LITTLE DUCKLING by Marjorie Blain Parker
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A delightful addition to any preschool or toddler collection. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This tender tale deals with a milestone every family faces: finding a balance between a child's budding independence and a parent's need for security. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2012

"This inspiring and accessible picture book serves as a brilliant introduction to one artist's vitality. The message? Like Matisse, we must never stop creating and experimenting. (author's note, list of museums with Matisse artwork) (Picture book/biography. 3-5)"
Matisse's genius was that he never stopped exploring, even as he honored his intense childhood dreams of creativity, color and art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOUR KIND OF MOMMY by Marjorie Blain Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"The literary equivalent of a cozy hug, Parker's tale is bound to be a popular choice. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A mother describes the myriad ways she could shower her little one with affection if they were any number of animals. Read full book review >

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JASPER’S DAY by Marjorie Blain Parker
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Although the story's theme is a painful one, this thoughtful effort will be of great help to families getting ready to face a similar situation. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bringing home a new puppy is a joyous experience and a day to remember in dog-loving homes, but the other side of the coin is often a wrenchingly sad day when a beloved pet must be taken to the vet for euthanasia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRAVEL TALES by Christophe Blain
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"As in the work of Peter S°s or Maira Kalman, the story lines will be easier for children to appreciate than the art, while older readers whose interest is piqued by these experiments will yearn for biographical or bibliographical notes. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Showcasing their talents and styles, ten young European artists send characters on brief, quirky journeys, in play or dreams: Houdart, in the first story, shows how Louise and Pierre add wheels and wings to the sofa and take off; Florence Pinel's Ludo and Remi use different means of transportation to arrive at the same place; GÇraldine Goudard's Pipolito goes—from his bed—to the North Pole, then the Wild West, then mixes the two ("I built an igloo saloon"); and more. Read full book review >

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FORWARD THINKING
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Where Futures End by Parker Peevyhouse

Cover Story: Dimensional Doorways
BFF Charm: Nay
Swoonworthy Scale:
 1
Talky Talk: Through the Looking Glass
Bonus Factor:
 Future
Relationship Status: Enigmatic Blind Date

 

Cover Story: Dimensional Doorways

Drab color scheme aside, this is a respectable attempt at conveying the different time periods in which the book is set ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LOVE COOLS by W. Edward Blain
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"If you can believe academics and literary hacks would really sweat so hard for so little gain, you'll enjoy this improbably convoluted baffler."
Blain moves modestly but effectively out of the adolescent milieu of the Montpelier School for Boys (Passion Play, 1990) and across the Blue Ridge to Rockbridge, Virginia, where the Stone Mountain Arts School's amateur theatricals will bring together Richard Blackburn, a prankster schoolboy dismissed from Montpelier for plagiarism; Oscar Davidson, his teacher and accuser, and widower of the late Shakespearean scholar Sarah Davidson, killed a month before in a suspicious fire; Chris Nivens, her former graduate student and tenant; Sarah's sister and editor Anne Lindsey; and a million other equally suspicious characters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY NINE LIVES BY CLIO by Marjorie Priceman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

The whimsical journal of a cat, chronicling its nine lives, lived through the ages. Read full book review >

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HOW TO MAKE AN APPLE PIE AND SEE THE WORLD by Marjorie Priceman
ADVENTURE
Released: May 2, 1994

"Still, fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What if the market was closed when you wanted to bake a pie? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO MAKE A CHERRY PIE AND SEE THE U.S.A. by Marjorie Priceman
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"The rustic, lush illustrations, however, are as delicious as a cherry pie right from the oven, and for readers who really want to make one, there's a simple recipe included. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The visuals take the cake, or rather the pie, in this folksy jaunt across the country. Read full book review >