Search Results: "Mary Jane Shubow"


BOOK REVIEW

WHEN I FIRST HELD YOU by Mirik Snir
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The unassuming and calming melodious text, fluidly translated by Shubow, will certainly encourage serenity and comfort at the end of each day. (Picture book. 2-4)"
This soothing, rhythmic lullaby from a prolific Israeli author celebrates the beauty, harmony and joy in the natural world as it welcomes a new baby. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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PEEPING BEAUTY by Mary Jane Auch
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1993

"Grand fun. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Would-be ballerina Poulette practices constantly. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHNNY APPLESEED by Jane Kurtz
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"An appealing way to open discussions of our country's historical or legendary past. (Easy reader/nonfiction. 5-6)"
Though she never says outright that he was a real person, Kurtz introduces newly emergent readers to the historical John Chapman, walking along the Ohio, planting apple seeds, and bartering seedlings to settlers for food and clothing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOURNEY TO NOWHERE by Mary Jane Auch
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"From Auch (Eggs Mark the Spot, 1996, etc.), good historical details and a rattling good adventure. (Fiction. 10-12)"
In 1815, Mem's father decides that the family will sell their Connecticut farm and nearly everything else they own to load up a wagon and make the long and hazardous trek to a new home in the Genesee Country of upstate New York. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 23, 1999

"Each of Hayes's chapters, no matter what its tone or mood, is a brisk pick-me-up, an inducement to find oneself on a boat caught between 'wakes wide as bridal trains and waves curving neatly away from a bow.'"
Airy evocations of coasting the eastern seaboard from journalist-mariner Hayes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KINGDOMS by Mary Jane Salk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"Full of predictable plot turns, but intelligently written- -indeed, Salk manages to make the Middle East light entertainment."
``All these years, I thought...I assumed you felt the way I did....Maybe I should have communicated with you,'' says Tarik, the anguished hero of this potboiler by the debuting Salk, when he sees the great love of his life after a ten-year separation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DYING FOR MERCY by Mary Jane Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2009

"Clark lavishes all the pointless ingenuity of Who Killed the Robins Family? on a transparent mystery, except there's no cash prize for beating Eliza to the solution."
A penitential suicide opens the door to wholesale homicide in an exclusive suburban enclave. Read full book review >

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FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND by Mary Jane Clark
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"The behavior of both the killer and the hapless Levi, who falsely confesses to the murder but leaves behind a cryptic clue to the real miscreant, defy belief, but fans of Clark's more famous ex-mother-in-law will be pleased to see that the line distinguishing the two has virtually disappeared."
Actress/baker Piper Donovan (The Look of Love, 2012, etc.) travels to Sarasota for another homicide-laced wedding at the best beach in America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VERDI by Mary Jane Phillips-Matz
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 7, 1993

"To a shelf of CDs and Julian Budden's magisterial three-volume musico-dramatic analysis of the operas, the complete Verdian now must add this book. (Illustrations)"
This monument of research—a lifetime's labor of love—now becomes the standard scholarly biography of Giuseppe Verdi in English. Read full book review >