Search Results: "Mark Greenwood"


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THE MAYFLOWER by Mark Greenwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Strict facts, nicely presented: a winning treatment. (timeline, resources) (Informational picture book. 4-9)"
Straightforward text and folk-inspired artwork give just the right amount of information for youngsters, beginning with the Pilgrims' reasons for leaving England and ending with the first Thanksgiving. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A joy to read. Play calypso music and celebrate! (author's note, glossary and pronunciation guide, author's sources) (Picture book/biography. 3-8)"
Winston, a boy in Trinidad, wishes that he could play in a band and win free rotis, the delicious island specialty prepared by the Roti King and presented to the best performers at Carnival. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2008

As a lad in England, Jack Simpson worked at a beachfront donkey ride—an experience that came in handy years later when, as an ANZAC stretcher-bearer, he discovered a donkey cowering in a Turkish gully. Read full book review >

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DEATH BEFORE WICKET by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"The change of scene and a hint of Dorothy L. Sayers gives the delightfully refreshing Phryne (Blood and Circuses, 2007, etc.) one of her best cases to date."
Phryne Fisher's holiday in Sydney becomes a dangerous investigation into a bizarre collection of academics and hangers-on. Read full book review >

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COOKING THE BOOKS by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2012

"To the usual delightfully quirky characters, lovingly detailed descriptions of food and surprising mystery, Greenwood adds several appended medieval recipes."
A baker's holiday plans are thwarted by gentle blackmail and a series of mysteries. Read full book review >

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UNDRESSING THE MOON by T. Greenwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Victimhood in all its glory."
A 30-year-old woman, near death, comes to grips with her mother's abandonment of the family 15 years earlier. Read full book review >

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MURDER ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2009

"Phryne's devoted following will rejoice as she glides through dangerous situations and survives the sizzling summer in inimitable style."
The blazing hot Australian summer of 1929 doesn't deter the Hon. Phryne Fisher (Murder in the Dark, 2009, etc.) from taking on two new cases. Read full book review >

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SATISFACTION by Gillian Greenwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2007

"A well-done character study of lives in mini-crisis, with a meandering plot."
A debut from British Greenwood, examining a group of friends who have a life-altering summer week. Read full book review >

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Changing The Rules by Sadja Greenwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2013

"An appealing novel about one woman's intellectual and sexual awakening in the second half of the 20th century."
From author Greenwood (Menopause, Naturally, 1996) comes a novel about one woman's quest for self-discovery in 1950s America. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON’S DOOM by Ed Greenwood
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2003

"Unless the Serpent rises, this rouser is the windup."
Fourth fantasy-adventure chorus to the roguish and nimble Band of Four series. Read full book review >

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THE GREEN MILL MURDER by Kerry Greenwood
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2007

"Despite the joys of traveling Australia with the delightful Phryne, readers may be somewhat less satisfied by this messy mystery."
Elegant Phryne Fisher visits the Green Mill jazz club with a foppish acquaintance and is once again a witness to murder. Read full book review >