Search Results: "Marsh Gray Carrington"


BOOK REVIEW

GO HOME, MRS. BEEKMAN! by Ann Stampler
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"Carrington's sunny, energetic paintings make the most of the silliness, but the lengthy text and Mrs. Beekman's incredible obtuseness will weary young readers. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The only way Emily Beekman's mother can get her to overcome her first-day jitters is by promising she'll stay at school with her daughter "for a million gazillion years." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARSH CAT by Peter Parnall
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 30, 1991

"Several handsome drawings are included. (Fiction. 9-14)"
An illustrator with three Caldecott Honor books to his credit tries his hand at a novel with his favorite theme: the interrelationships of creatures living near his Maine farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRAY by Pete Wentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Accomplished, though the mean-spirited denouement may put off some readers, and the lead's lack of transformation gives it a dark undercurrent."
A young rock star marinates himself in psychotropic drugs, ruminates on life on the road and pines away for his girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RECKMIRE MARSH by Sara Hylton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 1995

"Fast-moving, but with a hollow ring throughout."
British novelist Hylton's 14th output (Shadow of the Nile, 1994, etc.) is light on history and heavy on histrionics as its insipid heroine weathers the horrors of WW II with a decided lack of common sense. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TESSA’S TIP-TAPPING TOES by Carolyn Crimi
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"Although the storyline isn't exceptional, this will fit well into lots of thematic story hours (mice, cats, dancing, singing, or follow-your-heart). (Picture book. 4-7)"
Crimi (Don't Need Friends, not reviewed, etc.) and Carrington (Sometimes I Feel Like a Stormcloud, not reviewed, etc.) team up for a humorous tale of a tap-dancing mouse and a singing cat who are more interested in their particular talents than in the traditional game of cat-and-mouse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CORIANDER THE CONTRARY HEN by Dori Chaconas
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Admirers of Anita Jeram's Contrary Mary (1995) will find Coriander an even tougher bird. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A hardheaded hen plumps down in the middle of the road and brings traffic to a screeching halt in this rhythmic rural ruckus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIL MARSH by A.C.E. Bauer
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"What's ultimately lacking, though, is a compelling link between myth and contemporary tale. (French glossary, author's note) (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Smart, handsome, athletic Gil Marsh, 17, hero of this contemporary take on the Gilgamesh epic (and first literary bromance) thinks he has no competition. Then hirsute Enko Labette shows up at Uruk High. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARSH MADNESS by Caroline Cousins
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 30, 2005

"Cousins, a real-life writing trio of cousins (Fiddle Dee Death, 2003), knows her Dixie, from Coca-Cola for breakfast to sweet tea for lunch. The slender plot is enlivened by sly humor and Southern hospitality with a bite."
Mayhem with a Southern accent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIELD GRAY by Philip Kerr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 14, 2011

"An accomplished thriller."
When fans meet Bernie Gunther in this latest saga in the adventurous life of the hard-bitten, sardonic policeman, Kerr's (If the Dead Rise Not, 2010, etc.) stalwart Berliner detective is in pre-Castro Cuba. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRAY MATTER by Gary Braver
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A solid enough performer but unlikely to win the author many new fans."
Medical thriller with an abundance of preaching—and a blessed lack of typical plot machinations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2009

"A welcome installment in Bass's ongoing place-centered autobiography."
A fan's notes on wilderness, log-cabin life, grizzly bears and other aspects of the American outback. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALASKA GRAY by Susan Froetschel
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 21, 1994

"Even Jane's dread secret turns out to be disappointingly guilt-free."
Her new job as director of finance for Sitka's Katmai Shee Inc. canceled before she even has a chance to show up for work, Jane McBride, already smitten with the Alaskan town and resolved not to go back to Boston and the unspeakable secret she left behind there, lands a lesser job teaching economics at Holmes Barrett College and stays on with native Katmai Shee director/TV news reporter Francesca LaQuestion while she cultivates friendships with brotherly Daily Record reporter Bob Denson, psychiatrist Michael Benoit, and Holmes Barrett museum curator Daniel Greer. Read full book review >