Search Results: "Mary-Louise Gay"


BOOK REVIEW

GOOD NIGHT, SAM by Mary-Louise Gay
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Charming. (Picture book. 2-3)"
Readers who love the Stella series will be glad to see that her brother Sam has his own second story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOUISE by Louise Krug
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2012

"There are fine moments here, but also considerable padding, so that, like so many other books, this is really a magazine article—interesting and readable, but an article all the same."
Memoir of a life turned upside down by illness. Read full book review >

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MARY by Tomie dePaola
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"The interesting conceit behind these illustrationsto take children's book figures and place them in formal icon-like posesworks well. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A strongly religious book featuring 15 scenes from the life of Mary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY by Hillary Monahan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"An urban legend too light on either gore or camp to be any fun. (Horror. 14-18)"
Four friends face the dire consequences of summoning the infamous Bloody Mary. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY by Vladimir Nabokov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1970

"The story is a slight thing at best—a frail straw in the wind."
This is Nabokov's first novel (Mashenka), more properly novella, which is best read for its germinal indications of the later works to follow: particularly the theme of the emigre in transition which will be so triumphantly realized in another habitat, Pnin; and the retrospective refrains of Speak, Memory. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LOUISE by David Collins
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Artistically rather bumpy, but Collins's earnestness will touch most readers all the same."
Collins's debut memoir chronicles his wife's losing battle with breast cancer and his subsequent struggle to raise their two-year-old daughter alone. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

READ ME A STORY, STELLA by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A perfect summer's day bound in 32 pages. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This daylong idyll depicts the sweetest of sibling relationships, with big sister Stella indulging and guiding little brother Sam in child-sized flights of fancy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARAMBA AND HENRY by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"A gem. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Little brothers can be soooo bothersome. Read full book review >

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ROSLYN RUTABAGA AND THE BIGGEST HOLE ON EARTH! by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Roslyn Rutabaga is one darned determined—and adorable—bunny. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Roslyn Rutabaga wakes up one morning with a grand plan: She wants to dig the Biggest Hole on Earth. Read full book review >

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CARAMBA by Marie-Louise Gay
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Adults may wonder why the cat is named Caramba—there's seemingly no rhyme or reason—but kids won't care; they'll enjoy his flight of discovery. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A wry twist of the adage, "If pigs could fly" and the axiom, "Be true to yourself." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARY by Demi
by Demi, illustrated by Demi
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"An Apostolic Blessing from Pope John Paul II reproduced on the back cover emphasizes the volume's Roman Catholic orientation, though Demi's superb paintings and the exemplary design elevate the work above these potential concerns. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Demi continues her highly regarded series of biographies of spiritual leaders with this reverential, exquisitely illustrated depiction of the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Read full book review >