Search Results: "Mary Soper"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2011

"The advice may be common sense to some, but to those nervous about going into the hospital or helping someone who is, Soper's advice could be a lifesaver."
Soper draws from her and others' experiences with hospital stays to create this manual for those yet to deal with hospitals, their staff and procedures. Read full book review >

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MARY MILLER
by Stephanie Buschardt

Despite its title, there’s not a lot of happiness going around in Mary Miller’s new collection, Always Happy Hour. “There is nothing more disgusting, really, than people enjoying themselves so thoroughly when you’re miserable,” writes Miller in the book’s opening story, a rather grim yet appropriate introduction to the morbid hilarity that’s to come in the following pages. More ...


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CABINS IN THE WOODS
by Leila Roy

There were twenty-five letters in all. They went to girls who lived in apartment buildings in cities and farmhouses in the country and condos in the suburbs. Each letter invited its recipient to spend a week at Camp So-and-So, a lakeside retreat for girls nestled high in the Starveling Mountains, on a merit scholarship. Each letter came with a registration ...
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BOOK REVIEW

WOODEN EYES by Carlo Ginzburg
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"His breadth is intimidating, his depth daunting, and his conclusions staggering. (26 plates)"
How far from an object or event do we need to be to see it clearly? In nine connected essays, noted Italian intellectual Ginzburg ponders the nexus between distance and vision and thus explores the relationship between the difficulties of objectivity and the confusions of subjectivity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAT & BUNNY by Mary Lundquist
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Listeners will definitely relate to the pain of being left out; this gentle tale offers an opportunity to contemplate one's own role in a solution. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The dedication page's strategic placement of acorns attached to a branch—two intertwined and one, alone, sprouting in the opposite direction—foreshadows the conflict in this story of fluctuating friendships. Read full book review >

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DRAGON PIZZERIA by Mary Morgan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2008

"This playful addition to any fairy-tale collection will be a hit in storytimes. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Two dragons in Fairy Tale Land decide to open a pizza shop. Read full book review >

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I IS FOR INUKSUK by Mary Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A stimulating look at an oft-overlooked culture. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Wallace once again pays tribute to the Inuit people and their Arctic home (The Inuksuk Book, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

QUEEN OF EASTER by Mary Engelbreit
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Includes a separate paper-doll sheet of Ann Estelle. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Engelbreit's signature character, Ann Estelle, is the star of this Easter story, the fourth in a series with the theme of being a "queen" of various holidays and situations. Read full book review >

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QUEEN OF THE CLASS by Mary Engelbreit
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2004

"Disappointment is majestically turned into exuberance as this protagonist puts her best effort into everything she does. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Ann Estelle is back in school, all excited about the upcoming class-play auditions, certain that she is perfect for the Queen's role. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE OWL AND THE STAR by Mary Murphy
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"The story is short and simple enough for toddlers and will make a wonderful introduction to the Christmas story for young listeners. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In this simple and touching Christmas story, Little Owl meets a bright and shining star who invites the young owl to follow along in the sky. Read full book review >

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HOW KIND! by Mary Murphy
by Mary Murphy, illustrated by Mary Murphy
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"For just plain storytime fun or for introducing the concept of karma, this is a winner. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Good deeds beget good deeds in this graphically bold and bright celebration of benevolence. Read full book review >

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UGH! A BUG by Mary Bono
by Mary Bono, illustrated by Mary Bono
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"All in all, a delightfully fun look at the creatures of the outdoors from the perspectives of small children. (Picture book. 3-8)"
In her debut, Bono scores a hit as she presents readers with the down-and-outs of sharing the world with insects; after all, "There will always be some bugs wherever you go." Read full book review >