Search Results: "Mary Ann Glendon"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Well written and thought provoking, if not totally convincing."
An entertaining addition to the growing shelf of books about the discontents of lawyers and, by implication, the rest of the citizenry who has to put up with them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"A forceful and valuable analysis of the banality of modern American public debate."
Here, Harvard Law School professor Glendon argues eloquently and persuasively that modern American political discourse, by emphasizing an ever-expanding catalogue of rights to the exclusion of duties and responsibilities, has lost the central role in civic life envisioned for it by the Founding Fathers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MERMAID SISTER by Mary Ann Fraser
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"A fine addition to storytimes on siblings or the sea. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Shelly's little brother Gordy is "a pain in the patootie." Read full book review >

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HEEBIE-JEEBIE JAMBOREE by Mary Ann Fraser
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2011

"Anyone for eyes cream or barbecued bat wings? A rollerghoster of fun for younger trick-or-treaters. (Picture book. 4-7)"
What kid doesn't want to be spooked on Halloween? Read full book review >

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I.Q. GOES TO SCHOOL by Mary Ann Fraser
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Fraser's overall handling is tender, totally focused on the development level of the reader, and sensitive to the needs of the young student who will be learning just like I.Q. Now on to camp. (Picture book. 5-7)"
All through the school year, I.Q., the class's pet mouse, wants to be student of the week; he has done everything the class has done, but everyone seems to ignore him as a candidate, regardless of his attentiveness to the literary arts, science, math, crafts, and recess. Read full book review >

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I.Q. GOES TO THE LIBRARY by Mary Ann Fraser
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"EWSLUGp1985 or Marc Brown's D.W.'s Library Card (2001), this artfully conveys both the basics of how most libraries are organized, and a sense of why they're the place to be. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Opening and closing with a handful of precious but on-target ground rules—"To keep the books looking new, never mark, draw, cut, or glue"—this barely disguised tutorial follows a mouse and his human classmates through a week's worth of visits to their school library. I.Q. wants the storybook Mrs. Binder, the librarian, reads on Monday, and on each successive day he gets closer to finding it—meanwhile discovering the fiction, nonfiction, and nonprint sections, making a bookmark, using the online catalogue, and at last getting his own library card. Read full book review >

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WHERE ARE THE NIGHT ANIMALS? by Mary Ann Fraser
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 31, 1999

"Naturalistic illustrations provide stills of each animal against deep blues, teals, and aquamarines; endnotes explain where nocturnal animals hide during the day. (Picture book. 3-6)"
PLB 0-06-027718-1 paper 0-06-445176-3 This Stage 1 entry in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series focuses on eight common nocturnal creatures, from the barn owl to the harvest mouse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"The scenes evoke the California terrain and climate; the book has region-specific uses, but will appeal to readers in any part of the country. (maps, diagrams, chronology, further reading) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Fraser (One Giant Leap, 1993, etc.), in her specific portrait of one mission in southern California, gives a broad historical perspective of the settlement and development of the state. Read full book review >

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ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL ANSWERS THE CALL by Mary Ann Fraser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Calling out to history buffs and scientists, this will inspire young inventors. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
From an early age "Aleck" (Bell's family nickname) evinced an interest in sound and hearing, probably due to his father's profession of speech therapy and his mother's hearing loss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE YOU BELONG by Mary Ann McGuigan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"The strong point of the novel is that there are no easy answers: Yolanda and Liam's drug-running is catastrophic but unresolved, and, realistically, readers never know whether Fiona's father will be able to reform or if her mother can keep the family together. (Fiction. 10-14)"
This second novel from McGuigan (Cloud Dancer, 1994, not reviewed) is set in the Bronx of 1963. Read full book review >

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SHE SMILED SWEETLY by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 2004

When two pregnant redheads drown an ocean and 30 years apart, it's up to FBI Special Agent Poppy Rice (She's Not There, 2002, etc.) to establish the connection. Read full book review >