Search Results: "Mary Sharratt"


BOOK REVIEW

DAUGHTERS OF THE WITCHING HILL by Mary Sharratt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2010

"Committed storytelling and visual detail mark this overlong but tightly wound historical."
The Pendle witches' story, retold as a passionate saga of female friendship and a cautionary tale of feuding within a superstitious community. Read full book review >

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THE REAL MINERVA by Mary Sharratt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2004

"Sort of tough women doing really tough stuff in a marshmallow sort of a story."
Second-novelist Sharratt (Summit Avenue, 2000) celebrates female grit as her three spirited protagonists challenge with courage—and a little firepower—the men and the society that wronged them. Read full book review >

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THE DARK LADY'S MASK by Mary Sharratt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2016

"An ambitious fictional biography burdened by an overly intricate plot."
The identity of Shakespeare's Dark Lady is still a mystery, but Sharratt's picaresque novel portrays one of the worthiest candidates. Read full book review >

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SUMMIT AVENUE by Mary Sharratt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"Even the descriptions of immigrant life lack vitality in this ambitious but unpersuasive novel."
A first novel set in Minneapolis celebrates, in self-consciously luminous prose, a young German immigrant's journey to finding her place and accepting another woman's love. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"The ideal companion to the elevation of Hildegard by the pontiff who rebuked American nuns for their outspokenness, an irony the saint herself might have relished."
A fictionalized biography of medieval mystic Hildegard von Bingen. Its publication will coincide with her appointment as a Doctor of the Church by Pope Benedict. Read full book review >

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THE FOGGY, FOGGY FOREST by Nick Sharratt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"A nifty notion well played. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sharratt is not the first illustrator to use vellum to create a sense of mist on the page, but he may be one of the first to capitalize on its peek-a-book effect with a younger audience. Read full book review >

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SHARK IN THE PARK! by Nick Sharratt
ANIMALS
Released: June 11, 2002

"And although the premise is tried and true, Sharratt's design is fresh and fun. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Cartoon-bright colors saturate lively spreads in Sharratt's (Eat Your Peas, 2000, etc.) clever offering. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"Probably not, but the subtext is clever: Eating and reading are adventures—go for it. (Picture book. 2-5)"
This amusing book gives children a chance to play with their food without being reprimanded and without making a mess. Read full book review >

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WHEN A MONSTER IS BORN by Sean Taylor
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"Multiple typefaces will aid even the clumsiest readers in making this a storytime staple. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In the fine tradition of Laura Numeroff's If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (1985) and Remy Charlip's Fortunately (1980) comes this British import sure to have little monsters everywhere asking to hear it again. Read full book review >

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EAT YOUR PEAS by Kes Gray
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"A Bunch of Daisies), first published in England in 2000. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Frazzled mom and determined daughter face off in an escalating battle of wills—and legumes. Read full book review >

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VICKY ANGEL by Jacqueline Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"What makes this story successful are its honest characters and dialogue, its unique coverage of grief, and its ability to unite readers with Jade's healing process. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Jade and Vicky are best friends, "closer than sisters," and although the cover openly reveals Vicky's death, it does not prepare readers for Jade's intense reactions. Read full book review >