Search Results: "Mary Shelley"


BOOK REVIEW

MAURICE by Mary Shelley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 1998

"Tomalin's fine introduction notwithstanding, there's nothing here that merits the attention—preface, introduction, annotations, notes, bibliography—it's being given."
A children's tale, written in 1820 but only lately discovered, now published for the first time with an introduction by English biographer and critic Tomalin (Jane Austen, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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GRIS GRIMLY'S FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Grimly plainly worked hard, but, as the title indicates, the result serves his own artistic vision more than Mary Shelley's. (Graphic classic. 14 & up)"
A slightly abridged graphic version of the classic that will drive off all but the artist's most inveterate fans. Read full book review >

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FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: April 26, 2012

"Some narrative weakness aside, a brilliantly designed app; the current benchmark for high-quality storytelling via tablet."
Mary Shelley's classic rewritten and retooled, with an appealing gothic-style interface and ingeniously immersive format. Read full book review >

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SENSES AT THE SEASHORE by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"To every sense, there is a provocation at Rotner's seashore. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Say what you will about the seashore, it is a stimulating place, a sensual extravaganza. Read full book review >

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THE BACHELOR AND THE BEAN by Shelley Fowles
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2003

"A much-used theme with a clever twist that will bring smiles during each reading. (Picture book/folktale. 4-10)"
Fowles illustrates her first picture book, a magic-pot variant, with luminous watercolors that simply glow on the page like stained glass. Read full book review >

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THE OLD WOMAN AND THE WAVE by Shelley Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Artful collage paintings, with snippets of maps to conjure terrae incognitae, allow the text to achieve its oblique promise of transcendence in the sudden, severe breach of routine. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In this story of deliverance from Jackson, a curmudgeonly old woman discovers her liquid neighbor has greater things on its mind than raindrops and the occasional proffered fish. Read full book review >

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SOPHIA, THE ALCHEMIST’S DOG by Shelley Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Truly magical. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Sophia's master is alchemist to the King, who gives him a yearly allowance to turn lead into gold, something the little brown dog's master has yet to accomplish. Read full book review >

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ACTION ALPHABET by Shelley Rotner
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 1, 1996

"Nevertheless, the photos crackle with an energy that brings attention to the accompanying words, which punctuate the page in bold white typeface. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The emphasis here is squarely on action; the alphabet takes a supporting role. Read full book review >

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HELLO SPRING! by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"Informative fun; engaging photography. (glossary) (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
The changes from winter into spring—especially in the northeastern U.S.—are illustrated with numerous colored photographs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHOSE EYE AM I? by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"Engaging and informative for readers and listeners alike. (index) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
How do eyes work? Read full book review >

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I LIKE THE FARM  by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Simple, encouraging text, charming photographs, straightforward, unpretentious diversity, and adorable animals—what's not to like? (Picture book/early reader. 2-6)"
This entry-level early reader/picture book pairs children with farm animals. Read full book review >

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HELLO AUTUMN! by Shelley Rotner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Bruce Goldstone's Awesome Autumn (2012) is still the gold standard. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Rotner follows Hello Spring (2017) with this salute to the fall season. Read full book review >