Search Results: "Mary Sullivan"


BOOK REVIEW

BALL by Mary Sullivan
by Mary Sullivan, illustrated by Mary Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Deceptively simple little winner for dog lovers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The single word "ball" comprises the text of this visual chronicle of a day in the life of a dog and his ball. Read full book review >

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FRANKIE by Mary Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Two-legged pups with new sibs would likely have a similar experience. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A young new dog in the house gets a cold reception from the old one. Read full book review >

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NOBODY'S DUCK by Mary Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"The final joke may fall a little flat, but there is much to enjoy here as two different personalities (and species) form a new family. (Graphic novel. 4-6)"
Can a duck who belongs to nobody find a somebody? Read full book review >

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TREAT by Mary Sullivan
Kirkus Star
by Mary Sullivan, illustrated by Mary Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A relentless, single-minded canine's quest proves to be a rib-tickling treat. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A determined dog's emotions run the gamut while in pursuit of the impossible-to-resist "treat." Read full book review >

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SHIP SOONER by Mary Sullivan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Despite some genuinely lovely bits of lyrical description, the usual roundup of quirky characters never comes to life within the manufactured plot."
Second novel from Sullivan (Stay, 2000), featuring an eponymous heroine who has an unusual physical condition that sets her apart in a small Massachusetts community. Read full book review >

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DEAR BLUE SKY by Mary Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2012

"A compassionate portrait of a family struggling with painful changes, despite some heavy-handed moments. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Cassie's whole world changes when her beloved older brother, Sef, goes to war in Iraq. Read full book review >

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STAY by Mary Sullivan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Emily's reason enough to look twice at this sensitive, simmering little gem of a debut."
A young girl shocked into silence by her twin's death traces the summer of 1974, as her family races toward deepening crisis. Read full book review >

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EVERY WHICH WAY TO PRAY by Joyce Meyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Skip this treacle and opt for Rachel Rivett and Mique Moriuchi's I Imagine (2011) or Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and Sean Qualls' Who Will I Be, Lord? (2009) for more artful treatments of children's communication with God. (Picture book/religion. 3-5)"
A couple of young hippopotami receive instruction in the ease and pleasure of prayer in this vapid if well-meant outing. Read full book review >

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FIELD OF PEACE by Joyce Meyer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"The heavy-hoofed message stomps any legitimate sense of serenity. (Picture book. 4-7) "
An egotistical giraffe pitcher ultimately strikes out when his competitive spirit places his own self-interest above his teammate. Read full book review >

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OLIVER’S MUST-DO LIST by Susan Taylor Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Still, a heartwarmer with a message that many a busy parent should heed. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Cobwebs, dishes and shopping will wait—children will only be children for a short while. Read full book review >

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EVERYTHING'S BIGGER IN TEXAS by Mary Lou Sullivan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 14, 2017

"A solid if conventional biography that doesn't go deep enough into the man behind the brand."
The life of the one-and-only Kinky Friedman (b. 1944). Read full book review >

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HOPE by Amanda Berry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 27, 2015

"A nuanced testament to the complexity of the human spirit."
On May 6, 2013, electrifying headlines revealed news of the escape of three young women who had been missing for more than 10 years and presumed dead but were in fact held captive by Ariel Castro, a depraved Cleveland school bus driver. Read full book review >