Search Results: "Marta Mancusi"


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I HAVE TO GET THERE! by Marta Mancusi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2011

"Though certainly not a giant leap for all mankind, a promising first effort that puts Mancusi squarely on the app map. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
A young boy longs to travel to the moon so he can profess his undying love for it. Read full book review >

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MY GRANDPA by Marta Altés
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 9, 2013

"Even though titles about aging grandparents are many, this tale stands out for its stunning simplicity and avoidance of heavy-handed messages. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The relationship between grandfather and grandson is evocatively portrayed in this spare but powerful look at the warm interdependency of age and youth. Read full book review >

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THE INVENTION OF TRUTH by Marta Morazzoni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

"A subtle, evanescent, often lovely poetic inventiveness that's learned and deft—but also inescapably tiny, spare, and slight."
From Morazzoni (Girl in a Turban, 1988), a slim novella made up of two fictionalized bits of history intertwined like the ivy 'round the rose. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"A well-researched, refreshingly optimistic look at a serious issue, free of ideological preconceptions."
With an open mind, a vegetarian journalist examines our "love affair with meat." Read full book review >

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THE SHE-HULK DIARIES by Marta Acosta
ROMANCE
Released: June 18, 2013

"A fun, escapist romantic romp with superheroes—who can resist?"
Unassuming yet powerhouse attorney Jennifer Walters and her secret alter ego, the publicity-loving She-Hulk, must learn to coexist and balance their physical and intellectual skills while fighting crime and injustice in the courtroom and on the streets, and possibly reclaiming the love of Jennifer's life. Read full book review >

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Our Lord was Baptized, You Know by Marta Sutton Weeks
Released: March 29, 2007

"A searching outlook and meditative tone that will satisfy the faithful and doubtful alike."
Weeks' debut memoir chronicles both the geographical and spiritual journey of a female priestwho arrived at faith through doubt. Read full book review >

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PENNYBAKER SCHOOL IS HEADED FOR DISASTER by Jennifer Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2017

"Humor that works its own magic trick: disappearing from middle school shelves. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Sixth-grade magician Thomas Fallgrout has a troubled start in his new school, where unusual talents are the norm. Read full book review >

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THE ALPHONE COURRIER AFFAIR by Marta Morazzoni
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Mannered though it is, Morazzoni's best book yet."
The voice of an omniscient narrator who sounds like a homily-spouting village gossip initially draws us into, then unwisely distances us from, the cryptic events of this compact tale of adultery and family enmity, set in the early 1900s in a provincial town in France's Auvergne region ("a land of extinct volcanoes"). Read full book review >

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SMOKED by Mari Mancusi
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Where there's smoke, there's fire. And dragons. And the end of the world. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
No one is immune to sacrifice and revenge, and sometimes even a vegetarian dragon can have a taste for blood. Read full book review >

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PRINCESSES, INC.  by Mari Mancusi
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 18, 2017

"Lightweight, disposable fun. (Fiction. 9-12)"
News that YouTube star and fan-fiction hero Collin Prince will be a special guest at a comic convention sends Hailey, 13, and her three besties scrambling to finance a trip to Comicpalooza. Read full book review >

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SCORCHED by Mari Mancusi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A smoking triptych of time traveling, dubious double-crossing and enough dragons to sate the hungriest of gamers and fantasy fiends. (Fantasy. 14 & up)"
Which came first? The dragon, the egg or the fiery destruction of life as we know it? Read full book review >

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GAMER GIRL by Mari Mancusi
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Predictable and littered with pop-culture references that will soon date, this one's for undiscerning tween fans of formulaic romance who want more of the same. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Gothy novice gamer and manga reader Maddy Starr has just moved from Boston to a small New Hampshire town following her parents' divorce. Read full book review >