Search Results: "Martina Misar-Tummeltshammer"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 3, 2012

"At most, it's a brief, entertaining diversion, something to poke and play with rather than be transported by. (iPad storybook app. 2-4)"
Cute but insubstantial, this simple, toddler-aimed app is more toy than story. Read full book review >

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GREEDYGUTS by Martina Selway
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"An amusing story as well as an effective fable about injustice overcome with guile and good humor instead of by violence. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The peace of the long-ago village of Wigwig is disturbed by a giant, ``only about as tall as a house'' but as grotesquely obese as his name implies. Read full book review >

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ROAR! SHH! by Martina Hogan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A mixed bag. (Board book. 1-3)"
Standard concepts, tabs to turn, and perennially smiling animal characters are the salient features of this book and its companions. Read full book review >

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PICO THE GNOME by Martina Müller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"A lightweight addition to the horde of suggested bully-countering strategies. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A happy gnome saves the forest from a rampaging giant by holding out the hand of friendship. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things by Martina McAtee
Released: Aug. 24, 2015

"An excellent choice for fans of supernatural tales, featuring a tough but lovable heroine."
McAtee's debut YA novel propels readers into a world of monsters, conspiracies, and tangled relationships. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PERSUASION by Martina Boone
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Uneven but also atmospheric and packed with magic and mysteries. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
Following Compulsion (2014), Barrie juggles future plans with handsome Eight while dealing with the possibility of ending the Colesworth curse.Read full book review >

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CLOSE by Martina Cole
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"A dismal sojourn in some very unpleasant company."
Irish crime family rules the rackets in 1970s London. Read full book review >

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THE ARTFUL ALPHABET by Martina Jirankova-Limbrick
ABC BOOKS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"A small imagination-stretcher—just the ticket for a bit of daydreaming. (Picture book. 7-10, adult)"
A dachshund and a frizzy-haired child in a clown suit tour an abecedarian series of playscapes in this debut/showcase. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS OF THE SPRINGS by Mary Finch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"This pourquoi tale that explains some of the aspects of the seasonal changes and the reason for rain makes a nice complement to Persephone's story. (Early reader/folk tale. 6-8)"
Venturing past Disney princesses, here is Ibura, Brazilian Princess of the Springs. Read full book review >

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SHOOTING STARS EVERYWHERE by Martina Wildner
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 14, 2006

Translated smoothly from German, Wildner presents an intimate two-and-a-half-week slice of Victor's life in Berlin, beginning on his 13th birthday, when he receives a mysterious riddle that triggers a series of dark events in his neighborhood. Read full book review >