Search Results: "Marjorie Celona"


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Y by Marjorie Celona
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Celona writes movingly about basic questions of identity, questions exacerbated by the unhappy circumstances of Shannon's birth."
As a newborn, Shannon is abandoned at the local "Y"—and then spends much of her young life asking "Why?" 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 >

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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 >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Priceman's wonderful, vivacious black-ink and watercolor paintings—packed with comical details—add motion and buoyancy to an already soaring tale of a historic hot-air balloon ride. (author's note, brief history of Montgolfier's balloons) (Picture book. 4-8)"
On September 19, 1783, thousands of people visited Versailles to witness the launching of the Montgolfier brothers' new-fangled hot-air balloon. Read full book review >

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FROGGIE WENT A-COURTING by Marjorie Priceman
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2000

"A great read-aloud, a deliciously subversive message. (Picture book/folktale. 4-8)"
It is difficult not to use the word "exuberant" in describing Priceman's lavish hand with shape and color, and here she takes the ancient folk song and places it smack dab in the 21st century. Read full book review >

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THE COMPANY SHE KEPT by Marjorie Eccles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 19, 1996

"Eccles's fourth (Late of This Parish, 1994, etc.) hops dexterously between the mysterious past and the violent present, though at some cost to the lightly sketched Lavenstock CID."
Fourteen years after a fateful Ouija experiment among ancient archeologist Kitty Wilbraham's household, two more communications awaken unquiet spirits once again. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"The result is that, though the prejudice her family encountered was deplorable and undeserved, Agos°n's black-and-white portrayal makes the history of their difficulties ring hollow, the stuff of allegories and fairy tales, not real life. (16 b&w photos, not seen)"
Using a series of brief, fragmented descriptions, Agos°n (who edited What Is Secret: Stories by Chilean Women, 1996, and other volumes) reconstructs the wanderings and difficulties of her family Agos°n's grandparents, a tailor and a cigarette-roller, began their travels at the beginning of this century when they fled Russia for Istanbul to escape anti-Jewish pogroms. Read full book review >

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A SUNSET TOUCH by Marjorie Eccles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 14, 2002

"Mayo (Killing Me Softly, 2000, etc.) is a stronger presence here than of late, but—in spite of an overcomplex solution—it's the ensemble work and careful plotting that provide the pleasure in Eccles's 12th."
Rarely do Lavenstock's police have even one serious crime to solve, but now two major investigations are taxing Superintendent Gil Mayo's small force to the limit. Read full book review >

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MORE DEATHS THAN ONE by Marjorie Eccles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1991

"So-so, but with ample cozy attributes—thanks mostly to that English village setting."
Detective Chief Inspector Gil Mayo's fourth case (Requiem for a Dove, 1990, etc.) opens with a corpse in a Porsche whose face has been obliterated by a shotgun blast. Read full book review >

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A DEATH OF DISTINCTION by Marjorie Eccles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

"Heavily focused on the psychological aspects of the story's well-drawn characters—even those peripherally involved—but Eccles's lucid narrative and tension-building skills provide an intriguing outing for procedural fans."
Police detective Gil Mayo (An Accidental Shroud, 1997, etc.), based in the Midlands town of Lavenstock, has just been promoted to Detective Superintendent. Read full book review >