Search Results: "Mary Ann Newman"


BOOK REVIEW

PRIVATE LIFE by Josep Maria de Sagarra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"In this casual, colloquial translation, Barcelona between the wars is full of tawdry vitality, much like the novel itself."
First published in 1932 and newly translated into English, this is a satirical, multigenerational saga about the intricate relationship between Barcelona's fading aristocracy and the city's sordid demimonde. Read full book review >

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PET SHOP LULLABY by Mary Ann Fraser
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A nifty approach to problem solving, a peek at the difference between diurnal and nocturnal and a good argument as to why light sleepers should not keep a hamster as a pet. (Picture book. 2-6)"
When it comes to a good night's sleep, hamster is a problem. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1993

"Concluding note; bibliography. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
In the context of building the entire Transcontinental Railroad, a detailed account of April 28, 1869, when—as the result of a $10,000 wager—Central Pacific crews laid a record- setting ten miles of track. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

A dramatic recreation of that final, climactic morning in 1953 when New Zealand beekeeper Edmund Hillary and his veteran Sherpa companion, Tenzing Norgay, climbed the last 1100 feet to stand on Earth's highest point. Read full book review >

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I.Q., IT’S TIME by Mary Ann Fraser
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2005

"A comforting look at what to expect from kindergarten by an already beloved character. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The focus is on schedules and routines in I.Q.'s latest time-centered outing. Read full book review >

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HOW ANIMAL BABIES STAY SAFE by Mary Ann Fraser
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"No new ground is broken here, but baby animals do have an eternal appeal to the young of the species that can read. (author's note) (Nonfiction. 5-7)"
This addition to the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series offers a broad look at the way young animals are protected by their parents and by their own instincts. Read full book review >

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ONE GIANT LEAP by Mary Ann Fraser
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"Glossary. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 9-11)"
Based on authoritative sources, a vivid account of the Apollo 11 mission by the author of On Top of the World: The Conquest of Mount Everest (1991). Read full book review >

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I.Q. GETS FIT by Mary Ann Fraser
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2007

"EWSLUGIQ is one determined mouse who will have youngsters cheering for him as they subtly absorb the lesson he's teaching. (Picture book. 4-7)"
I.Q., that lovable mouse, is back, this time helping children learn how to keep fit. Read full book review >

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PET SHOP FOLLIES by Mary Ann Fraser
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"A sweet lap-read companion to Pet Shop Lullaby (2009). (Picture book. 2-5)"
Though nearly wordless, this cheery story is full of deeds. Read full book review >

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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 >