Search Results: "Marlane Kennedy"


BOOK REVIEW

ME AND THE PUMPKIN QUEEN by Marlane Kennedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2007

"The psychologizing of Mildred's grief is unsubtly telegraphed, but withal it's a warmhearted and genuine offering that demands little and gives much. (Fiction. 8-12)"
"I don't think I'm abnormally obsessive. I mean, Daddy hasn't taken me to the doctor or anything to find out for sure, so I prefer to describe myself as focused." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DOG DAYS OF CHARLOTTE HAYES by Marlane Kennedy
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"Another fine effort, perhaps this entertaining read will serve to catch the attention of children everywhere living with too-easily neglected pets that have outgrown cute. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Following the excellent Me and the Pumpkin Queen (2007), Kennedy returns with another original novel for young readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KENNEDY CHRONICLES by Kennedy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 30, 2013

"Mildly entertaining but superficial and unremarkable."
One of the original video jockeys waxes nostalgic on her time with the MTV network. Read full book review >

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SPINNING WHEEL GOT TO GO ROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for What Goes Up by Katie Kennedy

Cover Story: Upside Down
BFF Charm: Single White Female
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: Science Fiction
Bonus Factors: Alternate Dimensions, Coach Taylor Award
Relationship Status: One and Done

Cover Story: Upside Down

Excuse me, Mr. Astronaut, but you might want to mosey North a little. I know how gravity works, and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PIRATE PETE’S GIANT ADVENTURE by Kim Kennedy
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Not the most rousing of pirate adventures, but a relatively nonviolent addition to the fleet. (Picture book. 6-8)"
With a touch of Disney-style Little Mermaid in the cartoon pictures and a bit of Br'er Rabbit in the story, this follow-up to Pirate Pete (2002) should keep young mateys anchored to their seats. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. BUMBLE by Kim Kennedy
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Yet it is Mr. Bumble, like the hero in M.K. Brown's Let's Go Swimming with Mr. Sillypants (1986), who steals the show, a winning dweeb with pluck and heart enough to inspire readers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A motivational tale starring ``the clumsiest bee that ever buzzed.'' Bumbling, fumbling, tumbling, Mr. Bumble drops his freight of pollen every time, returning to his queen with a bucket full of dents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CASE OF THE FATAL PHANTOM by Emma Kennedy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2012

"Ghost story, detective adventure and good fun—but readers are advised to begin this entertaining series with volume one. (Humorous mystery. 8-12)"
In this episode, apprentice detective Wilma Tenderfoot and her beagle, Pickle, meet a phony phantom and a genuine ghost, and Wilma moves a step further in her quest to solve the mysteries of her own origin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY WHO LOVED ALLIGATORS by Barbara Kennedy
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1994

"The quiet story realistically captures Jim's pain and his ultimate relief; a revelatory moment when he first sees a photo of his parents is especially poignant. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Since his parents died when he was a baby, Jim—13 and woefully homely—has lived with his grandmother in Tampa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BITTEREST AGE by Raymond Kennedy
Released: April 11, 1994

"Splendid secondhand descriptions are not enough to carry the thin storyline and simplistic ending."
In his seventh novel, Kennedy (Columbine, 1980) tackles the highly charged subject of the lives of German citizenry near the end of World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARLOTTE'S FRIENDS by Sarah Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 1998

"Still, this is a chronicle that—ll grip readers to the finish."
First novel by Kennedy, a Londoner, chillingly explores the aftermath of a loveless childhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PROFILES IN COURAGE FOR OUR TIME by Caroline Kennedy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2002

"By and large, a refreshing sampling of political legacies cleaving to the notion of equality and justice on behalf of the weak and exploited."
Character sketches of 14 men and women who have won the Profiles in Courage Award, which recognizes elected officials who "stood fast for the ideals of America." Read full book review >