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

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

FROM THE HEART by James Marsh
HUMOR
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"This should be a hot item in bookstores for Valentine's Day; it also suggests some creative uses for art or poetry classes. (Poetry/Picture book. YA)"
In the same delicately precise style and brilliant colors of his Bizarre Birds and Beasts (1991), Marsh paints plants and animals cleverly posed to form hearts as integral parts of the decorative designs illustrating his ``light-hearted verse'': a ram's horns (``Warm-Hearted,'' concluding, ``...I must declare that I love ewe''); the space between two hippos' open jaws (``Big-Hearted''); an autumnal pear (pair) tree (``Change of Heart''); a barbed-wired frame, dripping blood and entwined with roses, with tiny cupids to sharpen points and also offer bandaids (``Empty-Hearted''). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Faith is not about reifying the American way of life, Marsh insists, or other forms of delusional self-worship; it is about doing good. Here, he offers examples of spiritual vision at work—and hard work at that."
"The revolution begins in the pews." So opens this closely reasoned study of the faith expressed in good works like the Civil Rights Act and antipoverty movement. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Quibbles aside, a useful overview of a momentous man and his music."
Metropolitan Opera fans will enjoy this up-close-and-personal look at one of the world's best conductors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FOUL PLAY by Tori Carrington
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"Though Sofie's adventurous life in the Greek community makes for pleasant reading, she's still a pale shadow of Stephanie Plum."
Fueled by Greek coffee, Sofie Metropolis investigates lost pets and cheating husbands. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAX AND THE LOST NOTE by Graham Marsh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Disappointingly discordant. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A London-based art director and illustrator delivers a jazz-inspired effort whose snappy illustrations can't redeem its wobbly logic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERNIGHT by Claudia Gray
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 27, 2008

Star-crossed lovers, vampires and a passive heroine populate this first in a projected four-book series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALCON AND THE CHARLES STREET WITCH by Luli Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Sources for the quotations, along with a cookie recipe, are included in the endmatter. (Fiction. 9-13)"
In a sequel to the beguiling Falcon's Egg (1995), Gray continues her sweetly old-fashioned fantasy about a girl and her dragon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRIME SUSPECT by A.W. Gray
Released: July 10, 1992

"This is less complex than its predecessors, but, still, sharp, taut, and mean."
Lackey Ferguson, part-owner of F&F Construction, a small company that hires parolees as laborers, doesn't realize he's being set up as fall-guy when Percy Hardin, from the posh side of town, invites him over to discuss building a poolhouse for his wife, Marissa, then leaves Lackey alone with her. Read full book review >