Search Results: "Martha Freeman"


BOOK REVIEW

MARTHA by Gennady Spirin
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"A little slice of life—about life. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Spirin's illustrations always gladden the heart, and here his meticulous and sumptuous watercolors highlight a familiar family tale. Read full book review >

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MARTHA by Agnes de Mille
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 26, 1991

"A must for fans of Graham's, de Mille's, dance- -indeed, anyone wanting a clear picture of a creative era that is fast drawing to a close. (Thirty-two pp. of b&w photos—not seen.)"
Eye-opening, riveting, enlightening, uplifting—Martha Graham's life and times seen through the discerning, appreciative eye of Agnes de Mille. Read full book review >

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EFFIE STARR ZOOK HAS ONE MORE QUESTION by Martha Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A light-feeling read that effectively delves dark depths. (author's note) (Fiction. 8-13)"
What begins as a relaxing summer finds middle schooler Effie discovering proverbial skeletons in her family's closet, er…shed. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE DIAMOND DOG COLLAR by Martha Freeman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"This little gem will be just right for grade-school detectives and budding politicians alike. (Mystery. 7-11)"
The vivacious daughters of the President of the United States, Cammie and her younger sister Tessa, are back at their sleuthing best in this follow up to The Case of the Rock 'n' Roll Dog (2010). Read full book review >

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WHO STOLE UNCLE SAM? by Martha Freeman
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"Fine fare for summer reading. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Although they agreed never to try to solve mysteries again, Alex and Yasmeen can't resist when Sam Banner, Alex's baseball coach, disappears into a porta potty and reappears only after the game, the team's first win of the season. Read full book review >

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1,000 REASONS NEVER TO KISS A BOY by Martha Freeman
FICTION
Released: June 15, 2007

"Nonetheless, it's a wholesome read that will undoubtedly be popular with female teen readers. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Sixteen-year-old Jane has had it with boys. Read full book review >

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P.S. SEND MORE COOKIES by Martha Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Even away from camp, the Flowerpot campers blossom. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Now back at home, the girls of Flowerpot cabin find themselves yearning for the sweet friendships of Moonlight Ranch summer camp to help them through some rough patches. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 2003

"Breezy and humorous, with chatty dialogue and huge kid appeal, this holiday-themed story guarantees laughs for every season. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Start with a clever premise: the title. Read full book review >

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THE POLYESTER GRANDPA by Martha Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 1998

A leaden comedy about a stereotypical family of snobs and a new member-by-marriage, a just as stereotypical self-made man—material ripe for and right out of TV sitcoms. Read full book review >

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STRUDEL'S FOREVER HOME by Martha Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Overall, a winning and sometimes-harrowing story of a dog and his many families. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A loyal, playful, and opinionated dachshund adjusts to a new home after losing his human in an incident he cannot remember. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE ROCK ’N’ ROLL DOG by Martha Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2010

"When it comes to family and friends, apparently, things are pretty much the same everywhere. (afterword, music and lyrics) (Mystery. 7-11)"
Now that their mom is president of the United States, she doesn't have much time for fifth grader Cameron and her little sister, Tessa, but there are some perks: The Song Boys will be playing at the White House in support of literacy. Read full book review >

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CAMPFIRE COOKIES by Martha Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2016

"This sequel is lacking in 'flour power.' (Fiction. 8-12)"
The four members of Flowerpot Cabin reunite for another summer of friendship, romance, mystery, and cookies (The Secret Cookie Club, 2015).Read full book review >