Search Results: "Mark Caldwell Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

OPAL SUMMERFIELD AND THE BATTLE OF FALLMOON GAP by Mark Caldwell Jones
Released: Oct. 16, 2013

"A dazzling debut with magical places, creatures and gemstones, plus a compelling heroine young readers will love."
The first installment in the Opal Summerfield series has her discovering her magical origins and a parallel world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2005

"Some rare historical delicacies, but Caldwell proves better at listing dates and names than at weaving a compelling narrative."
A fitfully told history of New York night life. Read full book review >

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J.D.'s Scratch Match by Mark Gabriele
Released: Sept. 2, 2012

"Sweet, warm, friendly, unique and utterly readable."
Some problems aren't what you think they are, as this quietly humorous picture book illustrates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOW PARTY by Harriet Ziefert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Varied perspectives offer long-shots and close-ups, deep purples and blues in the background allowing the coal-eyed, carrot-nosed folk to fairly glow at their gala. (Picture book. 4-8)"
"[W]hen the first snow of the year falls on the first day of winter, [the snowpeople] have a snow party!" Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2011

"Recommended, especially for middle grades studying the Civil War. (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
As far as we know, Sarah Emma Edmonds began dressing as a boy early on, in an attempt to please her abusive father, who hated girls. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEIR OF PROMISE by Llewellyn Mark Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"An intriguing portrait of one American's life north of the border during the Vietnam era."
Jones, a veteran Canadian playwright, provides an engaging twist on the nurture-versus-nature conundrum in this novel. Read full book review >

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MERMAID DANCE by Marjorie Rose Hakala
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"This bewitching combination of ethereal paintings and fanciful text invites readers to contemplate the secrets of the sea long after the book is closed. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hakala's enchanting tale explores the fantastical world of mermaids. Read full book review >

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WILD ROBERT by Diana Wynne Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Minor Jones to be sure, but still entirely intelligent and engaging. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Wild Robert provides the fizz in this outing from master fantasist Jones, the first US edition of a 1989 novella. Read full book review >

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KIRBY'S JOURNAL by Charlotte Caldwell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"This pseudo-journal makes a clever invitation to a possible lifetime passion. (index) (Informational picture book. 9-12)"
Eleven-year-old Kirby records close observations of butterflies made in her grandparents' Charleston, South Carolina, backyard during a summer vacation that is as good as a safari. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Will resonate with women readers of all ages, who, if they are dog lovers, will be doubly moved."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author's heartfelt memoir of her midlife friendship with a fellow writer. Read full book review >