Search Results: "Marsha Hayles"


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BREATHING ROOM by Marsha Hayles
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2012

"A quiet, sober story of a genuine heroine who survives a devastating disease with grace. (photographs; author's note; notes on photographs) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Confined to a tuberculosis sanatorium in rural Minnesota, 13 year-old Evelyn Hoffmeister develops inner strength as she copes with loneliness, loss and the insidious disease that threatens her life. Read full book review >

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PAJAMAS ANYTIME by Marsha Hayles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Fittingly illustrated by pajama designer Nakata, this looks to be a fun choice for bedtime, but the slight story makes it a title most libraries can do without. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A little pajama-clad boy recalls special times through out the year when he can wear his cozy and colorful pajamas. Read full book review >

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HE SAVES THE DAY by Marsha Hayles
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2001

A simple rhymed tribute to the young imagination that revels in speed in daring. Read full book review >

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THE FEATHERED CROWN by Marsha Hayles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"258, etc.) rhyming text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Flocks of mother birds from around the world join together on a maternal mission in this poetic Nativity story. Read full book review >

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BEACH PLAY by Marsha Hayles
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"In a generous final touch, tucked away on the copyright page in the back, the message in the bottle is revealed: It's a note sent from the other side of the ocean, from a child in search of a pen pal, and signed 'Hideko.' (Picture book. 4-9)"
Hayles's salute to a day at the beach is tendered in short, high-stepping rhymes: "Splashing/Dashing/Big wave crashing." Read full book review >

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BUNION BURT by Marsha Hayles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2009

"A bouncy rib-tickler, best for preschoolers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
There's no lack of advice for this poor little boy. Read full book review >

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WHALE IS STUCK by Karen Hayles
ANIMALS
Released: May 5, 1993

Turning a playful somersault, Whale lands on an ice floe, and the efforts of the other animals (led by pompous Walrus) to shove, tip, or lift him off are to no avail; there he stays until, fortuitously, the sun melts the ice enough so that he falls through to rejoin his relieved friend Fish. Read full book review >

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GREEK: DOUBLE DATE by Marsha Warner
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"The premise is mild fun, but because it centers around previously established characters, the appeal is mostly limited to those who already enjoy the TV series. (Fiction. YA)"
Casey, pledge trainer for Zeta Beta Zeta, agrees to do a favor for her brother, Rusty. Read full book review >

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IF NIGHTS COULD TALK by Marsha Recknagel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Although sections of the narrative read like a beach-book paperback, the luminous and hopeful ending—just barely—makes up for it all."
An intriguing tale about the union of an unlikely mother and son. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"It's not literature, but it is honest, energetic, and profoundly evocative of the deep, deep psychological imprint of the question of color in the South. (b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A troubling account of the search for roots in the racially and psychologically complex American South. Read full book review >

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HOMETOWN by Marsha Qualey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"This stunning mastery of technique makes the characterization of every person in this arresting work appear effortless. (Fiction. 12+)"
Border Baker is a tough street kid, hailing most recently from Albuquerque. Read full book review >