Search Results: "Marni McGee"


BOOK REVIEW

BEAR CAN'T SLEEP! by Marni McGee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2015

"Patch and his new bear friend would be right at home with Karma Wilson's Bear. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A hare whose heart is in the right place helps a grouchy bear solve his problem and makes a new friend in the process. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAKE UP, ME! by Marni McGee
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2002

"Start the day off right with this happy and energetic youngster. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The sun is just rising and with it a toddler is waking to take on the day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHILE ANGELS WATCH by Marni McGee
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2006

"Though the religious underpinnings of the story are a bit unclear, and the rhyming verses don't always scan, this effort does achieve a rather magical air, mainly due to the appealing illustrations. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A playful, rhyming text describes one interpretation of the mysterious influence of angels on the natural world, from choosing the colors of the dawn sky to showing spiders how to spin their webs. Read full book review >

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A SONG IN BETHLEHEM by Marni McGee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"Soft-focus illustrations of the nighttime story are suffused with blue light and highlighted with tiny flecks of white that suggest magical starlight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This original Christmas story with a Nativity setting features a girl as the main character, a welcome addition to the flock of stories about visitors to the Manger. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ANCIENT ROMAN WORLD by Ronald Mellor
HISTORY
Released: April 1, 2004

The publishers of Joy Hakim's essential History of US (rev. ed., 1999) look to catch lightning in a bottle again with this look-alike series opener, in which a professional historian and a YA novelist pair off to kick a wide-angle history of Rome up a notch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEEPY ME by Marni McGee
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2001

"An enchanting addition to a child's repertoire of bedtime tales. (Picture book. 1-5)"
McGee (Forest Child, not reviewed, etc.) serenades readers with a softly lilting ode to somnolence. Read full book review >

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THE NOISY FARM by Marni McGee
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"This is a warm-hearted story that hints at the importance of symbiosis—and has a jolly good time doing it. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When the sun first sheds its light on the farm, the quiet patch of land is bestirred by the exuberant "Cock-a-doodle-doo" of the resident rooster. Read full book review >

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THE COLT AND THE KING by Marni McGee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2002

"A gentle story that small children and parents can enjoy together. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A small donkey narrates the story of his role in the first Palm Sunday procession in Jerusalem. Read full book review >

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FOREST CHILD by Marni McGee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A perfect bedtime story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
When a boy wanders into the woods and gets lost, the animals are hostile and suspicious at first, ``mumbling, grumbling, growling low.'' But after he frees a rabbit from a hunting trap, the animals see that he can be trusted and they take care of him as though he were one of them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 25, 1992

"Though strongest in its earlier chapters, when Jackson's raw material is at its most dramatic, this wonderful self-portrait of emotional life in the mother zone provides solace and surprises from start to finish."
An account of becoming and being a mother that reads like a novel and is as intimate as a poem. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"A fascinating, nuanced social history."
In her debut, Davis (History/Georgia State Univ.) suggests that anti-Semitism and Prohibition were parallel expressions of political disquiet during the turn of the last century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AWKWARD by Marni Bates
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Very funny. Should please lots of readers, awkward or not. (Comedy. 12 & up)"
A brilliant but socially inept girl finds herself starring in a YouTube video gone viral when she knocks over a football player and tries to give him CPR. Can she survive the humiliation? Read full book review >