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 >

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MAKING MISCHIEF
by Julie Danielson

One of my favorite pieces of writing in children’s literature, which began life as a lecture at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, is Patricia Lee Gauch’s “The Picture Book as an Act of Mischief,” which can be read here at the Horn Book’s site. Gauch starts out by paying loving tribute to children as mischief-makers—“Someone who ...


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ANY QUESTIONS? by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A delightful and interactive step into the world of creating engaging picture books for children. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Gay introduces young readers to her craft as an author and illustrator of children's books, simultaneously inviting their participation in creating the story. 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

DIDI AND DADDY ON THE PROMENADE by Marilyn Singer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2001

"The sweeping panoramic views are strikingly reproduced on double-paged spreads and those who know the area can spot familiar sites from the Statue of Liberty to the twin towers on down to the Brooklyn Bridge. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-5)"
A preschooler drags her father from his comfy bed for adventures on the landmark Brooklyn Promenade. 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 >

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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 >

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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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THE BULLET by Mary Louise Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"Brilliant, beautiful Caroline's astonishingly bad decisions, coupled with her over-the-top reactions as events play out, make her a less-than-sympathetic protagonist in this unbalanced tale of love, perfidy and violence in Hotlanta."
Like Kelly's first novel (Anonymous Sources, 2013, this sophomore effort centers on a beautiful woman who inadvertently becomes involved in a dangerous, high-stakes situation that soon becomes a matter of life or death.Read full book review >

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WHEN STELLA WAS VERY, VERY SMALL by Marie-Louise Gay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Stella is both wonderful and full of wonder—purely glorious. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Stella has always been a fountain of creative knowledge, offering her little brother Sam the benefits of her vivid imagination. Read full book review >