Search Results: "Mary Losure"


BOOK REVIEW

BACKWARDS MOON by Mary  Losure
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Ultimately less than the sum of its parts, this earnest effort may disappoint rather than enchant. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
Losure has chosen a popular topic—witches—for her first work of fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 27, 2012

"This addition to the pantheon of great hoaxes, such as The War of the Worlds Halloween broadcast, reveals a perpetual human fascination with the supernatural and a strong desire to believe in the unseen. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The remarkable, true story of a fairy hoax successfully perpetrated by two young girls in the early 1900s offers a fascinating examination of human nature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILD BOY by Mary  Losure
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 12, 2013

"An interesting account, but Victor remains as inscrutable as ever. (author's note) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
The well-documented case of a feral child who didn't speak, ran on all fours, and was captured in post-Revolution France and studied by a succession of Enlightenment-influenced thinkers gets an interesting, well-informed retelling, but unlike his inquisitors, the boy never comes into focus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ISAAC THE ALCHEMIST by Mary  Losure
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Narrative nonfiction at its best and most convincing. (acknowledgements, source notes, bibliography, index not seen) (Nonfiction. 10-15)"
The last of the magicians: Sir Isaac Newton. Read full book review >

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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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CABINS IN THE WOODS
by Leila Roy

There were twenty-five letters in all. They went to girls who lived in apartment buildings in cities and farmhouses in the country and condos in the suburbs. Each letter invited its recipient to spend a week at Camp So-and-So, a lakeside retreat for girls nestled high in the Starveling Mountains, on a merit scholarship. Each letter came with a registration ...
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BOOK REVIEW

TREAT by Mary Sullivan
Kirkus Star
by Mary Sullivan, illustrated by Mary Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A relentless, single-minded canine's quest proves to be a rib-tickling treat. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A determined dog's emotions run the gamut while in pursuit of the impossible-to-resist "treat." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BALL by Mary Sullivan
by Mary Sullivan, illustrated by Mary Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Deceptively simple little winner for dog lovers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The single word "ball" comprises the text of this visual chronicle of a day in the life of a dog and his ball. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A KISS LIKE THIS by Mary Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"Slim? Fleeting? Predictable? Yes, but the youngest listeners won't mind. Sure to inspire lots of cuddles and lip smacks. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Murphy (Utterly Lovely One, 2011) produces another bright slip of a title just right for the youngest toddlers. Read full book review >

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BERNARD THE ANGRY ROOSTER by Mary Wormell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 18, 2001

"2000, etc.) will be drawn to this—and will agree that there's a bit of Bernard in everyone. (Picture book. 4-6)"
What has gotten Bernard's shorts in a twist? Read full book review >

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THE BEST SINGLE MOM IN THE WORLD by Mary Zisk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Practical, if not special. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A little girl tells the story of her adoption as her mom has told it to her. Read full book review >