Search Results: "Mary Jane Kensington"


BOOK REVIEW

DEAR CINDERELLA by Mary Jane Kensington
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Even the glittery cover can't save Cinderella and Snow White from this treatment. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Cinderella and Snow White engage in vapid correspondence. Read full book review >

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EGGS MARK THE SPOT by Mary Jane Auch
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 1996

Eggs Mark the Spot ($15.95, March 15, 1996; 32 pp.; 0-8234-1242-3): A companion to The Easter Egg Farm (1992), this one places Pauline (a hen that can concentrate on a likeness and duplicate it on the next egg she lays) and Mrs. Pennywort at an art museum where they foil an art thief. Read full book review >

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THE NUTQUACKER by Mary Jane Auch
Released: Oct. 15, 1999

Auch (Eggs Mark the Spot, 1996, etc.) offers up an audacious tale starring a unusual band of anthropomorphic creatures. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2008

"Younger readers will be better primed for the original by Inga Moore's extracts, such as The Adventures of Mr. Toad (1998). (Picture book. 7-9)"
The illustrator of a complete edition of Wind in the Willows (2002) spins off a series of original "origins" tales with this decidedly mannered account of how Toad and Badger met and bonded as tykes. Read full book review >

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THE EASTER EGG FARM by Mary Jane Auch
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1992

"A one-idea story, developed with humor and imagination; the vibrant, comical illustrations are sure to appeal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Auch's illustrations for her first picture book have as much humorous verve as her popular books for older children (Mom is Dating Weird Wayne, 1988). Read full book review >

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PRIMAVERA by Mary Jane Beaufrand
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2008

"Whether a 14-year-old noblewoman of Florence could learn swordsmanship and goldsmithing and hide herself as a boy is arguable, but the story does propel the reader along to its gentle epilogue. (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
A swiftly told story tied to a bloody piece of Florentine history and illuminated with the lore of painting, goldsmithing and poison. Read full book review >

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FROZEN SUMMER by Mary Jane Auch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Readers will have to wait for the third book to see if the surprising outcome—Papa plans to return to Connecticut—holds, making this a refreshing, highly realistic entry in pioneer fiction. (Fiction. 9-14)"
The second installment of a frontier trilogy that began with Auch's Journey to Nowhere (1997) is the vivid story of courageous Mem Nye, who faces responsibilities that would tax a strong adult. Read full book review >

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HIDE YOURSELF AWAY by Mary Jane Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 20, 2004

"Mary Clark."
KEY News goes to Newport, where the exclusive estates are just as thickly strewn with corpses. Read full book review >

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DO YOU PROMISE NOT TO TELL? by Mary Jane Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Just the bauble to keep fans of Mary You-Know-Who Clark efficiently entertained while they're waiting for the next installment from the author's ex-mother-in-law."
A second trip to KEY Evening Headlines (Do You Want to Know a Secret?, 1998) discloses another intrigue and an equally imperiled single career-woman. Read full book review >

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DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET? by Mary Jane Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Name-brand Suspense Lite that imperils the heroine without disturbing the gentle reader."
No wonder this suspenser carries a recommendation from Mary Higgins Clark. Read full book review >

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WHEN DAY BREAKS by Mary Jane Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2007

Clark's tenth continues her decorous TV-land carnage by killing off the well-hated co-anchor of KEY to America as she prepares to jump ship for the competition. Read full book review >