Search Results: "Mark Summers"


BOOK REVIEW

THOSE SUMMERS by Aliki
by Aliki, illustrated by Aliki
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1996

"In contrast to the excellent text, the pictures—though pleasant in every way—are almost irrelevant; Aliki (My Visit to the Aquarium, 1993, etc.) paints what has already been amply evoked in the magic of her words. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
This warm and accessible memoir of Aliki's childhood days at the beach with her extended family is a tone poem that vividly reflects a wealth of detail. Read full book review >

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THE RIDDLE HORSE by Mark Summers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A nostalgic piece that, however beautiful, seems wasted on this age group. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A nostalgic riddle: what horse is this? Read full book review >

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TWO SUMMERS by Aimee Friedman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 26, 2016

"A lightly philosophical summer romance for any time of year. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Are there infinite realities in which every possible permutation of our choices exists? Read full book review >

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FIVE SUMMERS by Una LaMarche
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2013

"In the end, this debut feels long and may not contain enough real substance to appeal to even the most avid of summer-camp fans. (Fiction. 12-16)"
BFFs Emma, Jo, Skylar and Maddie meet up at Camp Nedoba the year after their last summer at the traditional camp, intending to renew their personal vows of loyalty to each other and to enjoy a nostalgic week of s'mores and summer fun. Read full book review >

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PIRATES AT THE PLATE by Mark Summers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2012

"'Another game called on account of spaghetti.' Aarrrgh. Or conversely, yup, git along. Good fun, regardless of the dialect. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Cowboys and Pirates aren't just team names in this brangle on the base paths. Read full book review >

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TALE OF TWO SUMMERS by Brian Sloan
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2006

"And, where they can bandy ideas back and forth in an unflinching manner without worrying they'll offend each other. (Fiction. YA)"
Two best friends, Hal and Chuck, spend their first summer apart. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 3, 1999

"And lest he forget their essential wildness, a little bite—a modest puncture 'a half-inch square and three-quarters-inch deep''serves to remind him. (42 b&w photos) (Book-of-the-Month/Quality Paperback Book Club selection)"
You know you're a bear when heaven is a rotten log full of grubs and ants. Read full book review >

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SUMMERS WITH JULIET by Bill Roorbach
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"Nicely penned in places, but hamstrung by incessant meandering."
Courtship, travelogue, nature observations, and fish stories cover the map in this unfocused debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISSING MARK by Julie Kramer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 14, 2009

"Nicely done, if not groundbreaking, with a likable heroine in an intriguing profession."
TV investigative reporter Riley Spartz has an instinct about stories, and the unexplained disappearance of a groom-to-be gets her juices flowing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 20, 2001

"A coffee-table volume that someone might actually read—and enjoy. The wonders of Burns and Company never cease. (110 b&w and 40 color illustrations)"
What comes after baseball, the Civil War, and jazz? Mark Twain, of course. Read full book review >

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DREAMS OF MY SIBERIAN SUMMERS by Andreï Makine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"A superb exploration of the sustaining power of memory, and one of the most distinctive novels of the season."
A mesmerizing celebration of the influence of memory and longing in shaping our imaginations and lives, by a Russian novelist of substantial power and originality. Read full book review >