Search Results: "Mary E. Cerullo"


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CORAL REEF by Mary E. Cerullo
NATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Outstanding. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Science writing that is vivid, precise, and rich in detail. Read full book review >

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DOLPHINS by Mary M. Cerullo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"With beautiful full-color photographs, the presentation is appealing and incisive. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
An enchanting book about the latest research on dolphins, and how people benefit from the new information. Read full book review >

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SEA TURTLES by Mary M. Cerullo
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2003

"For sea turtle facts, this is adequate. (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Jam-packed with information and photographs, this ocean adventure falls short of potential due to poor organization and occasional heavy-handedness. Read full book review >

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LOBSTERS by Mary M. Cerullo
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
All about the crustacean ``called `the gangster of the sea' because it is aggressive and territorial by nature'': its anatomy, life cycle, courtship, and breeding; and about lobstering: its history and lore, trapping, and marketing. Read full book review >

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CITY FISH, COUNTRY FISH by Mary M. Cerullo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"This attractive new look at underwater life may inspire diving dreams for both city and country readers. (Nonfiction. 9-13)"
The familiar contrast between city and country is used to compare the teeming, colorful and diverse world of tropical fishes with the more uniformly colored, less varied and less crowded cold-water world. Read full book review >

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SHARKS by Mary M. Cerullo
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Shark quiz; bibliography; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
Enough action-filled underwater shark photos to delight even the most bloodthirsty enthusiast, though the author notes that ``You are about fifty times more likely to be killed by a bee sting than a shark.'' She discusses shark anatomy, evolution, habits, and reproduction (live birth, egg, and combinations), with a special section on the uses of sharks in medical research: preventing tumors, treating burn victims, studying heart and kidney disease, and providing some answers to human immune-system diseases. Read full book review >

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THE TRUTH ABOUT DANGEROUS SEA CREATURES by Mary M. Cerullo
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Hardly earth-shattering. (glossary, further reading, Web sites, index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
Oceanographer Cerullo provides a potpourri of odd facts about 25 sea creatures, including lionfish, giant octopus, jellies, stingrays, and tiger sharks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"However, they do demonstrate a satisfying growth in Joseph's grammar and spelling and his awareness of the world he's growing into, and offer a good resource for students learning about slavery and racism through the eyes of one fictional character. (Fiction. 12+)"
After the success of her Letters from a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet Jacobs, Lyons here imagines the story of Jacobs's son, Joseph, born, perhaps, in 1830, and journeying from North Carolina to New York City and New Bedford, Mass., and from there to a whaling ship and the gold mines of California. Read full book review >

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THE FOX INHERITANCE by Mary E. Pearson
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Though action scenes are occasionally predictable or over too soon, the book's timely and haunting questions will leave thoughtful readers with much to ponder. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
In a thought-provoking, atmospheric follow-up to The Adoration of Jenna Fox (2008), Pearson again contemplates bioengineering and the nature of humanity. Read full book review >

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AMERICANS IN SPACE by Mary E. Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Get out the tissues, but plan on reading this impressive, stirring novel straight through."
Mitchell (Starting Out Sideways, 2007) arrestingly depicts a family consumed by grief. Read full book review >

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THE KISS OF DECEPTION by Mary E. Pearson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 15, 2014

"Slightly uneven but rich and exciting throughout. (map) (Fantasy. 14-17)"
There are two sides to every story—unless there are three. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"This will be a useful volume for library collections on Ireland, immigration, cities, hunger, and the 19th century. (Web sites, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
In the summer and fall of 1845, a plant fungus hit Ireland. Read full book review >