Search Results: "Marsha Diane Arnold"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 1998

"Decorated by a glamorous roster of friends and acquaintances (from Andy Warhol to Queen Elizabeth II), this biography is direct and unpretentious, but essentially insubstantial—much like the wrap dress. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Build a better dress and they will come: this is the theme of this celebrity autobiography by designer/jet setter Von Furstenberg. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PUMPKIN RUNNER by Marsha Diane Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"They place this legend of a long-distance, Down Under runner somewhere between a tall tale and a picture-perfect front-porch anecdote. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Noting her story's origins in the true tale of a 61-year-old Australian farmer who beat much younger runners in a 542-mile race from Sydney to Melbourne in 1983, Arnold (The Chicken Salad Club, p. 808, etc.) pens a folksy, aw-shucks piece. Read full book review >

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BABY ANIMALS TAKE A BATH by Marsha Diane Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"This is developmentally appropriate nonfiction for the youngest animal lovers. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Two-word descriptions and realistic art depict the ways a variety of baby animals bathe. Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR SNOW by Marsha Diane Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Snow can't be forced, but this will help ease the wait. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Small woodland animals try to conjure snow. Read full book review >

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PRANCING, DANCING LILY by Marsha Diane Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"High-stepping fare for fans of Karma Wilson's Hilda Must Be Dancing (p. 13), Robert Kinerk's Clorinda (2003), and the rest. (Picture book. 7-9)"
A new addition to the recent stampede of dancing livestock, twinkle-hooved Lily leaves her slower-mooooving fieldmates to travel the world in search of a Place. Read full book review >

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THE CHICKEN SALAD CLUB by Marsha Diane Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"Despite the illustrations full of warm and cozy details, this nostalgic, personal book is so unlikely- -more of a prescription for youngsters than a description of their real lives—that it may fail to find an audience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The story of a boy who visits his 100-year-old great-grandfather every day after school to hear his tales is imbued with elements of wishful thinking. Read full book review >

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LOST. FOUND. by Marsha Diane Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"What is 'Found' now? A community, that's what. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Just two words (and many amusing sound effects) form the text of this visually driven story about conflict resolution, resourcefulness, community—and a red scarf. Read full book review >

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ROAR OF A SNORE by Marsha Diane Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2006

"Simple and satisfying. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Rhythm, rhyme, repetition and a charming surprise ending (with an amusing coda) make this a likely winner with the preschool set. Read full book review >

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HEART OF A TIGER by Marsha Diane Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"The author opens with a pronunciation guide and concludes with a note on Namakarana, the Indian naming ceremony, briefly describing similar ceremonies in other countries. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Arnold makes an appealing debut in a book set in India. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

METRO CAT by Marsha Diane Arnold
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Mais oui. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A speeding limousine spills a pampered society cat out on to the streets of Paris to fend for herself. Read full book review >

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PRANCING DANCING LILY by Marsha Diane Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Keep plugging, follow your muse, find your right fit in the world. Fine sentiments, though they might need a little more nerve than Lily is willing to give. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
Arnold's story app of a cow trying to find her calling is minimalist in every way, except some handsome artwork from Manders. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1997

"Others may find the vivid picture of country music's early decades (the many small-town radio stations and deejays that supported the music, the backroads tours, the struggling record labels) quite intriguing. (b&w photos)"
Streissguth, a television producer, offers a carefully researched and affectionate study of the rise and decline and rise of Eddy Arnold, an amiable singer with, clearly, great patience and a steely determination to succeed. Read full book review >