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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WHO STOLE HALLOWEEN? by Martha Freeman
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Both tricks and treats in this enjoyable younger mystery. (Fiction. 8-11)"
The trio of sly sleuths from Who Is Stealing the 12 Days of Christmas (2003) is back as Yasmeen, Alex and his cat Luau pursue a serial catnapper in the neighborhood. Read full book review >

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FOURTH GRADE WIERDO by Martha Freeman
Released: Dec. 15, 1999

"Freeman's prose is spare but witty; few class weirdos have made the transition to hero so well, and readers will cheer as Dexter transforms himself into a colorful character, with plenty of new friends along the way. (Fiction. 8-12)"
How a tightly wrapped fourth grader discovers that life doesn't have to be completely predictable in order to be enjoyable makes for an entertaining and funny journey of self-discovery from Freeman (The Polyester Grandpa, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE YEAR MY PARENTS RUINED MY LIFE by Martha Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Moments of offbeat humor carry the plot over its bumps, but they don't make Kate's problems feel more than mildly irritating. (Fiction. 10-14)"
An eye-catching title guarantees that readers will gravitate to this novel, which takes on the time-honored topic of moving—this time, from sunny California to dismal, snowy Belletoona, just outside Pittsburgh. Read full book review >