Search Results: "Mark Medley"


BOOK REVIEW

THE JOURNEY PRIZE STORIES 25 by Miranda Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 8, 2013

"Many American readers know altogether too little about what's happening to the north. And, to judge by this volume, what's happening in Canada is all to the good."
A welcome collection of short fiction from the winners of the Journey Prize, Canada's take on something like the Pushcart (though with a nicer purse). Read full book review >

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CASTLE WAITING by Linda Medley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 24, 2006

"A sweetly appealing tale that's ambitious beyond its means."
Looping fairytale that begins and ends in the same sprawling castle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Journey of Perseverance and Accomplishments by John S. Medley
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 6, 2014

"An instructive, if sometimes dry, guide to effective, principled leadership in the battlefield and the boardroom."
The career of an Army sergeant major-turned-Ph.D. offers lessons for aspiring leaders. Read full book review >

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WHISPERING WIND by C. J. Medley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A sturdy fantasy tale that fans will find a reliable page-turner."
Medley's debut fantasy novel, the first in a series, tells the story of a prince and princess on a quest to restore justice to their land. 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

LaRUE FOR MAYOR by Mark  Teague
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Though less an election-year primer than a tale for dog lovers of every breed, this merits a spot alongside Doreen Cronin's wickedly satiric Duck For President, illustrated by Betsy Lewin (2004) as a waggish take on the theme. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Giving fans even more reason to "Like Ike"—the dog, that is—Teague pits his irrepressible, letter-writing canine against "Law and Order" candidate Hugo Bugwort in a race for Mayor of Snort City. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOVING HOUSE by Mark Siegel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"A stronger message and more coherent magic would have made this charming story even more appealing. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This contemporary eco-fable suffers from a lack of internal logic, but the positive message and attractive retro artwork may still find favor with progressive parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 13, 2010

"Bright, glossy and flawed; excellent idea, less-than-excellent execution. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
This shiny, cheerful lesson has mixed success conveying concepts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBOT DOG by Mark Oliver
by Mark Oliver, illustrated by Mark Oliver
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Like Chris Raschka's Arlene Sardine (1998), the meaning here definitely depends on the reader. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Twee tale of damaged mechanical doggies finding their bliss—or satirical religious allegory? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT WILL YOU BE FOR HALLOWEEN? by Mark Todd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"This jumbled drawing makes for a frustrating ending to an uninspired look at a holiday that deserves better. (Picture book. 3-7)"
From vampires to robots, this purports to be a guide to all the things that a child could be for Halloween. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PIGSTY by Mark  Teague
by Mark Teague, illustrated by Mark Teague
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"You'll want to give these good-time Charlies space in your room, rent free. (Fiction/Picture book. 6-9)"
Wendell Fultz has a problem picking up after himself. Read full book review >