Search Results: "Mary Joslin"


BOOK REVIEW

A TREASURY OF PRAYERS by Mary Joslin
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"This thoughtful collection will be useful for Christian families or for teachers in church school classes, best for dipping into over time. (Religion. 9 & up)"
A petite trim size and an inviting cover design in soft aqua invite readers in to peruse this wide-ranging compendium of Christian prayers, meditations and Bible verses. Read full book review >

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THE GOODBYE BOAT by Mary Joslin
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"With the aid of an imaginative adult, this book may spark comforting discussion in the face of losing a loved one; young readers may find it too abstract for perusing alone. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A picture book for the very young that attempts to grapple with the sorrow of coping with the death of a loved one. Read full book review >

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MARY by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"The interesting conceit behind these illustrationsto take children's book figures and place them in formal icon-like posesworks well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A strongly religious book featuring 15 scenes from the life of Mary. Read full book review >

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ON THAT EASTER MORNING by Mary Joslin
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2006

"The volume's design incorporates the text blocks into the illustrations at the top of each page, allowing more room for the pictures to tell the story. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
Joslin and Cann team up again for their second collaboration, this time examining the story of Easter using the same format and style of their previous work, On That Christmas Night. Read full book review >

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ON THAT CHRISTMAS NIGHT by Mary Joslin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"This is a visually appealing and well-written presentation that will be a welcome resource for both parents and church-school programs. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Joslin retells the story of the birth of Jesus in a conversational tone, covering events beginning with the arrival of Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem, with a reprise of the angel Gabriel's visitation, through the Nativity, the flight into Egypt and on into the childhood of Jesus as the son of a carpenter. Read full book review >

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MARY by Hillary Monahan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"An urban legend too light on either gore or camp to be any fun. (Horror. 14-18)"
Four friends face the dire consequences of summoning the infamous Bloody Mary. Read full book review >

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MARY by Vladimir Nabokov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1970

"The story is a slight thing at best—a frail straw in the wind."
This is Nabokov's first novel (Mashenka), more properly novella, which is best read for its germinal indications of the later works to follow: particularly the theme of the emigre in transition which will be so triumphantly realized in another habitat, Pnin; and the retrospective refrains of Speak, Memory. Read full book review >

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MARY by Demi
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"An Apostolic Blessing from Pope John Paul II reproduced on the back cover emphasizes the volume's Roman Catholic orientation, though Demi's superb paintings and the exemplary design elevate the work above these potential concerns. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Demi continues her highly regarded series of biographies of spiritual leaders with this reverential, exquisitely illustrated depiction of the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2004

"Sure to kick up some biblical dust: a graphic, instructional story unlikely to receive the Church's imprimatur."
A knowledgeable journalist profiles history's most renowned Jewish mother, tracing a life barely touched upon in the gospels. Read full book review >

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MARY, MARY by Julie Parsons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"Powerful stuff—lyrical, elliptical, and unrelentingly grim."
Britisher Parsons's harrowing first novel traces the aftermath of a brutal sex killing. Read full book review >