Search Results: "Mary Rodgers"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ROTTEN BOOK by Steven Kellogg
Released: Sept. 24, 1969

"And suppose he didn't eat the **** egg — would he have to feel rotten?"
The Rotten Book is really two books, a worldly satire and a simple, rather old-fashioned cautionary tale. Read full book review >

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FREAKY FRIDAY by Mary Rodgers
Released: April 12, 1972

Gregor Samsa's "Metamorphosis" to insect form is no more disconcerting than the opening of Freaky Friday: "When I woke up this morning, I found I'd turned into my mother. Read full book review >

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SUMMER SWITCH by Mary Rodgers
Released: Sept. 22, 1982

"More important, the mixups along the way are hilariously funny."
Having hit the comedy switch with Freaky Friday (1972), which put 13-year-old Annabel Andrews into her mother's body for a brief spell of household hassles, Rodgers generates as many laughs by having Annabel's younger brother Ben, now twelve, switch bodies with his father. Read full book review >

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A BILLION FOR BORIS by Mary Rodgers
Released: Oct. 1, 1974

"This leaves Boris, who has essentially learned his lesson without suffering for his mistakes, blubbering with joy — but it's poor reward for readers who have taken in all the cheap crises and social insensitivity of Freaky Friday without any of the compensating laughs."
When Boris, Annabel's upstairs boyfriend in Freaky Friday (KR, 1972), acquires a TV set that broadcasts tomorrow's programs, Annabel wants to use their foreknowledge for good deeds like helping the police entertain a lost child or providing a Daily News journalist with scoops, but Boris has bigger plans. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 29, 1970

"Once again, it will no doubt be personally promoted, with Her and Her appearances?"
A mother-and-daughter collaboration—black print for D.R., brown for M.R., with conveniently annotated margins re the soi-disant content as well as illustrations—obviously something for both generations. Read full book review >

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FREAKY MONDAY by Mary Rodgers
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2009

"Freaky Friday (1972), this story, although it lacks its predecessor's infinite smarts, is sufficiently amusing to keep kids interested and engaged. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Switching bodies with your mom or dad is one thing. Read full book review >

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LITHUANIA by Mary M. Rodgers
Released: Nov. 16, 1992

"A useful summary, but without the kind of detail that would engender interest in, or even sympathy, for this much-beleaguered people. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
One of the first four titles in the "Then and Now" series, about the republics of the former USSR (the others are Estonia; Latvia; and Russia). Read full book review >

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SOMEWHERE ELSE by Leni Rodgers
Released: Nov. 21, 2011

"Inspirational historical fiction based one woman's remarkable life and travels."
Based on a true story, Rodgers presents a moving novel that pays tribute to the power of an adventurous spirit. Read full book review >

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BONE MUSIC by Alan Rodgers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The delivery, in a rumbling Delta baritone, is convincing; the rest is overwrought and mostly unscary."
A passel of bluesmen, both living and dead, and a thrice-born voodoo child combat demons and bad religion in horror writer Rodgers's hardcover debut. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 1994

"List of concerned organizations; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Different types of soils, how they are formed and depleted, how they can be protected and built up, and why they are so important to life on earth. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 1992

"Addresses of organizations; suggestions for activities; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
A colorful, chatty look at Antarctica's history, geography, and climate, plus efforts to safeguard it from environmental damage. Read full book review >