Search Results: "Mary-Jane Knight"


BOOK REVIEW

ATLANTIS by Mary-Jane Knight
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Undisguised ephemera. (Novelty. 10-12)"
With help from a CD-sized cardboard decoder disk, young archaeologists can discover for themselves that the ancient Atlantean language was actually English. Read full book review >

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SAVING WONDER by Mary Knight
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"A likable protagonist and good writing can't overcome the novel's problems. (Fiction. 8-12)"
It's been five years since 12-year-old Curley's mother and little brother drowned when a coal mine slurry pond broke its banks and swallowed them and seven years since his father died in a mining accident. Read full book review >

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EGGS MARK THE SPOT by Mary Jane Auch
ANIMALS
Released: March 15, 1996

Eggs Mark the Spot ($15.95, March 15, 1996; 32 pp.; 0-8234-1242-3): A companion to The Easter Egg Farm (1992), this one places Pauline (a hen that can concentrate on a likeness and duplicate it on the next egg she lays) and Mrs. Pennywort at an art museum where they foil an art thief. Read full book review >

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PRIMAVERA by Mary Jane Beaufrand
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2008

"Whether a 14-year-old noblewoman of Florence could learn swordsmanship and goldsmithing and hide herself as a boy is arguable, but the story does propel the reader along to its gentle epilogue. (Historical fiction. 12-15)"
A swiftly told story tied to a bloody piece of Florentine history and illuminated with the lore of painting, goldsmithing and poison. Read full book review >

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FROZEN SUMMER by Mary Jane Auch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"Readers will have to wait for the third book to see if the surprising outcome—Papa plans to return to Connecticut—holds, making this a refreshing, highly realistic entry in pioneer fiction. (Fiction. 9-14)"
The second installment of a frontier trilogy that began with Auch's Journey to Nowhere (1997) is the vivid story of courageous Mem Nye, who faces responsibilities that would tax a strong adult. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIDE YOURSELF AWAY by Mary Jane Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 20, 2004

"Mary Clark."
KEY News goes to Newport, where the exclusive estates are just as thickly strewn with corpses. Read full book review >

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DO YOU PROMISE NOT TO TELL? by Mary Jane Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Just the bauble to keep fans of Mary You-Know-Who Clark efficiently entertained while they're waiting for the next installment from the author's ex-mother-in-law."
A second trip to KEY Evening Headlines (Do You Want to Know a Secret?, 1998) discloses another intrigue and an equally imperiled single career-woman. Read full book review >

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DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET? by Mary Jane Clark
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Name-brand Suspense Lite that imperils the heroine without disturbing the gentle reader."
No wonder this suspenser carries a recommendation from Mary Higgins Clark. Read full book review >

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WHEN DAY BREAKS by Mary Jane Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2007

Clark's tenth continues her decorous TV-land carnage by killing off the well-hated co-anchor of KEY to America as she prepares to jump ship for the competition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCESS AND THE PIZZA by Mary Jane Auch
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2002

"With its can-do heroine and its message of 'marriage isn't everything,' this will appeal to everyone—but should definitely be required reading for young girls. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Auch husband-and-wife team (I Was a Third-Grade Spy, 2001, etc.) successfully collaborate on their first picture book, a delightful fairy-tale hodgepodge with a wonderful message about happily-ever-after. Read full book review >

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POULTRYGEIST by Mary Jane Auch
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Predictable, and a bit thin, but good humored throughout. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In the Auchs' eighth "poultry parody," the noisy farmyard animals ignore requests from Clarissa the cow and Sophie the pig to pipe down, until a tall, ghostly figure drives everyone out of the barn the night before Halloween. Read full book review >