Search Results: "Mary Quattlebaum"


BOOK REVIEW

JACKSON JONES AND MISSION GREENTOP by Mary Quattlebaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 10, 2004

"With a bouquet of well-drawn minor characters, Quattlebaum has created a warm neighborhood with a good-hearted boy at its center. (author's note) (Fiction. 7-10)"
Jackson Jones finds surprising joys in gardening in Rooters, the neighborhood community garden. Read full book review >

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GROVER G. GRAHAM AND ME by Mary Quattlebaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

Eleven-year-old Ben Watson is moving into a new foster home, his eighth. 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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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 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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MIGHTY MOLE AND SUPER SOIL by Mary Quattlebaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"There are few books available for young readers about these important soil-improvers, so this fills a niche. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
With her own set of superpowers, a mole navigates underground, finding food, escaping predators, raising a family, and aerating and enriching the soil around her. Read full book review >

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WINTER FRIENDS by Mary Quattlebaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2005

"Not essential, but fun. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
An uneven collection of poems tells the story of one winter day spent playing outside and making new friends. Read full book review >

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THE HUNGRY GHOST OF RUE ORLEANS by Mary Quattlebaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Pair with Cambria Evans' Bone Soup (2008) or Kazuno Kahora's Ghosts in the House! (2008) for some fantastic, not-so-scary ghostly fun. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
An enjoyable New Orleans tale featuring a most un-frightening ghost. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"Heavy-handed, and not terribly interesting. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 8-12)"
In this sequel to Jazz, Pizzazz, and the Silver Threads (1996), Calvin takes in a large and seemingly untrainable dog for a month, during which time he must teach him to behave and find him a home. Read full book review >

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PIRATE VS. PIRATE by Mary Quattlebaum
ADVENTURE
Released: March 22, 2011

"Yo ho hum. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a battle of the sexes that's all trappings and no center, Bad Bart ("the biggest, burliest pirate this side of the Atlantic") and Mean Mo ("the maddest, mightiest pirate this side of the Pacific") square off for the world title. Read full book review >

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Released: May 11, 1999

"This is ideal for those who prefer the fixings over the fanfare of the festivities themselves. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The commotion over preparations for Mama's surprise birthday party form the basis for Quattlebaum's latest, told from the point of view one of the daughters in the household. Read full book review >

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JACKSON JONES AND THE PUDDLE OF THORNS by Mary Quattlebaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Jackson Jones is a true-blue city kid, down to the soles of his Nike Air Jordans; he loves apartment life, shooting hoops, and writing comic books with best buddy Reuben Casey. Read full book review >