Search Results: "Mary Brigid Barrett"


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PAT-A-CAKE by Mary Brigid Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"With its companion title, a playful romp in a please-touch-and-explore world. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Moving on from baked goods, a diverse group of toddlers pat everything from an acorn to a puddle. Read full book review >

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SHOEBOX SAM by Mary Brigid Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"A heartfelt exercise in morality with occasional stumbles along the way. (Picture book. 4-8)"
All those who labor and are footsore, find relief with Shoebox Sam. Read full book review >

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SING TO THE STARS by Mary Brigid Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Warmly appealing. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Mr. Washington, who runs the Laundromat, hasn't played the piano since he lost his daughter and his sight in a car accident, but he takes an interest in Ephram, a young violinist he hears playing Bach on the apartment roof on summer nights. Read full book review >

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IRVING BERLIN by Mary Ellin Barrett
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"This memoir succeeds on a small scale, as a daughter's reach across time to recapture her childhood and make a final attempt to connect with her father. (b&w photos, not seen)"
Life with father, glossing over the bad times and trumpeting the good. Read full book review >

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WINGS ALONG THE WATERWAY by Mary Barrett Brown
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"Further reading; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
The illustrator of Esbensen's Tiger with Wings (1991) looks affectionately at 21 of her favorite shore- and water-birds—blue heron, osprey, white ibis, roseate spoonbill, purple gallinule, limpkin, etc.—focusing on appearance, diet, courtship, nesting, and raising young, with occasional mention of range, migration patterns, or size. 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

ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Unusually attractive. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Another fine animal portrait from the team that produced Tiger with Wings (1991). Read full book review >

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SECRET by Brigid Kemmerer
ROMANCE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"As with previous titles, the heart of the story is the human condition, and the paranormal aspect is the side note—a pleasing balance. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)"
In this fourth full-length title in the Elementals series, multiple secrets come to a boil. Read full book review >

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THINGS YOU EITHER HATE OR LOVE by Brigid Lowry
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 15, 2006

"Cherie Whytock or Sue Limb fans will enjoy this latest addition to the ever-growing number of chick-lit offerings for teen girls. (Fiction. YA)"
Weight-conscious Georgia is the Australian, 15-year-old equivalent of England's Bridget Jones. Read full book review >

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A LONG, LONG TIME AGO AND ESSENTIALLY TRUE by Brigid Pasulka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2009

"Pasulka suggests that economic chaos and grappling toward new political identity may require a subtler heroism than war does."
A debut about Poland from a high-school teacher living in Chicago. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2006

"Adventuresome and enlightening brain candy for the jet set."
A devilishly witty travelogue from a globetrotting expatriate's wife. Read full book review >