Search Results: "Mary J. MacLeod"


BOOK REVIEW

CALL THE NURSE by Mary J. MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2013

"Cozy and chatty, these stories offer an intriguing glimpse into life as a nurse on a remote Scottish island."
Folksy anecdotes about community life on the Hebridean island of Papavray. Read full book review >

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MARIE CURIE by Elizabeth MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Although this offering may not inspire them, readers will discover plenty to appreciate in the subject. (chronology, list of museums, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
A fairly breathless biography delivers the facts in workmanlike style but without the spark of brilliance one might hope would be attached to the subject. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 8, 2014

"An essential guide for anyone considering cosmetic surgery or treatment."
A renowned plastic surgeon and his patient offer a comprehensive introduction to cosmetic surgery and alternative beauty treatments. Read full book review >

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JO MACDONALD SAW A POND by Mary Quattlebaum
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Sure to inspire a rousing storytime, this is also likely to encourage readers to explore the world around them. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A sing-along inspired by the sights and sounds of a pond. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Brilliant in every way: poetically, visually—the Tao of dogginess! (Picture books/poetry. 5 & up)"
Pooches large and small, common and rare abound in this glorious collection of haiku. Read full book review >

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JO MACDONALD HIKED IN THE WOODS by Mary Quattlebaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"The weakest of Jo's three adventures; still, this could be a good checklist for young children to use on their own animal-spotting, or -listening, hike. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Quattlebaum and Bryant continue their nature-themed sing-along books with one focused on the sounds of the forest animals. Read full book review >

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JO MACDONALD HAD A GARDEN by Mary Quattlebaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Get out the seed catalogs. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Quattlebaum and Bryant follow up their successful Jo MacDonald Saw a Pond (2011) with new lyrics to the same song, while keeping the nature focus. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"Fascinating. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
The familiar starling, gypsy moth, and kudzu vine are all alien to North America, wreaking havoc on established plant and animal ecosystems and threatening biodiversity. Read full book review >

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ALBERT EINSTEIN by Elizabeth MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2003

"A useful addition to collections for young readers. (timeline, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
MacLeod (Lucy Maud Montgomery, 2001, etc.) covers a lot of ground in this brief biography of Albert Einstein: school, early career in a Swiss patent office, early days as a professor in Bern, becoming friends with Marie Curie, choosing work over family, WWII and the move to Princeton, New Jersey, and the post-war years as a citizen of the world. Read full book review >

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HARRY HOUDINI by Elizabeth MacLeod
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"An engaging tour, albeit over well-traveled territory. (index, chronology) (Biography. 9-11)"
MacLeod offers a biography for readers not yet up to Tom Lalicki's outstanding Spellbinder: The Life of Harry Houdini (2000). Read full book review >

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PASSING STRANGE by Sally MacLeod
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2002

"Difficult to take seriously, despite MacLeod's obviously serious intentions."
Prejudice against unattractive women is equated with racism, in a self-important first novel about a young woman whose cosmetic surgery dramatically alters her life. Read full book review >