Search Results: "Mark Cruse"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MEMOIRS OF CATHERINE THE GREAT by Mark Cruse
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 12, 2005

"A lively rendering of a work long out of print in English. Just the thing for anyone who has to survive in a political world."
Long misjudged by history, Empress Catherine (1762-96) gets a word in for herself. Read full book review >

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FIFTY-SEVEN TRAVELING by Lonnie Cruse
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 15, 2010

"Cruse's middle-aged sleuths will strike a chord with lovers of cozies and car buffs."
Finding the car of her dreams turns into a nightmare for an antique-auto aficionado and her doting spouse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 2008

"Chronicles of international business narrated with enthusiasm, understanding and reflection."
Cruse's account of his experiences and discoveries after years of leading his international businesses. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

MARK SUNDEEN
by Megan Labrise

Writing about the simple life proved anything but for immersive journalist Mark Sundeen.

His original manuscript—an unadorned account of three couples who, in varying ways, have opted out of everyday American consumerism—was accepted and revised when he withdrew it from publisher Riverhead Books.

“I had a close friend read it, call me, and say, I stopped reading at page 175 ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FIFTY-SEVEN HEAVEN by Lonnie Cruse
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 12, 2007

"Mystery buffs will have little trouble picking out the killer, but cozy fans will warm to Kitty, whose debut reveals a real talent for solving crimes."
A body in the trunk of a lovingly restored '57 Chevy causes problems for residents of Metropolis, Ill., that will take supersized efforts to resolve. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOON BEARS by Mark Newman
by Mark Newman, photographed by Mark Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Pair this with the collages and more lyrical text of Brenda Z. Guiberson and Ed Young's Moon Bear (2010) to extend the conversation with young readers and listeners. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A wildlife photographer's images and accompanying descriptions of individual Asian moon bears from animal-rescue centers in Vietnam and China introduce these appealing creatures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL AND THE BICYCLE by Mark Pett
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 29, 2014

"Like an old black-and-white movie, this companion to The Boy and the Airplane (2013) will remain charming and relevant—the old story about what you get when you give never really gets old. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A girl spies a gleaming bike in a shop window and decides to earn enough money doing yardwork to buy it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOOD TRUCKS! by Mark Todd
by Mark Todd, illustrated by Mark Todd
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"A tasty treat on trucks and takeout. (Picture book. 3-7)"

BOOK REVIEW

DESMOND PUCKET AND THE MOUNTAIN FULL OF MONSTERS by Mark Tatulli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"The icing on the exploding birthday cake are the many pages from Desmond's notebook with instructions on duplicating his scary successes. (Humor. 8-11)"
Will monster maven Desmond Pucket get to ride the awesome, animatronic-enhanced Mountain Full of Monsters roller coaster with dreamy Tina Schimsky? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY AND THE AIRPLANE by Mark Pett
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Recalling both the ingenuity of Oliver Jeffers' Stuck (2011) and the sense of foreboding in Chris Van Allsburg's Jumanji (1981), Pett's winsome caricatures enact a quietly provocative drama certain to raise questions about the value of patience, the burden of ownership and the ethics related to this instance of 're-gifting.' (Picture book. 4-10)"
In this wordless title, a tousled boy in overalls receives a present that changes his life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS AND THE SOMEWHAT BAD WOLF by Mark  Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"A fine addition to the fractured-fairy-tale shelf, though it does lack that certain something that made Eugene Trivizas' The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury (1993), such a standout. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The classic fairy tale gets an update with a subtle message about healthy eating and a happy ending for a hungry wolf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SPOOKY BOX by Mark Gonyea
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 2, 2013

"For those pleasantly surprised and inspired by the title's open-endedness, though, possibilities abound for creative writing or art activities. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A sophisticated attempt to build suspense and awaken the imagination may ultimately fail to deliver a satisfying conclusion for most readers. Read full book review >