Search Results: "Maryann Macdonald"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Based on the real Odette Meyers (nee Melspajz), this thoughtful, affecting piece makes an ideal Holocaust introduction for readers unready for death-camp scenes. (timeline, historical photographs, author's note) (Historical verse fiction. 9-15)"
Introspective and accessible, this fictionalized history of a Jewish child surviving the Nazi occupation of France uses an elegant simplicity of language. Read full book review >

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ROSS MACDONALD by Tom Nolan
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 1999

"A breathlessly enthusiastic font of praise—most of it justifiable—that also works as a schematic for the demons, both professional and personal, that motivate some of our best writers to toil tirelessly in the genre fields."
Hagiographic, rags-to-riches, writer-as-middle-class-hero tale; the first biography of a genre master who wrote 18 highly literate detective novels featuring southern California private eye Lew Archer and earned an enormous following among mainstream readers, academes, and literary celebrities. Read full book review >

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NO ROOM FOR FRANCIE by Maryann Macdonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Christelow's black-and-white illustrations are a good complement to the tale, making the lighthearted text even more accessible to new and reluctant readers. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Macdonald (Lots of O'Learys, 1994, etc.) hits the mark with this offering in the Chapters series of books. Read full book review >

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ROSIE'S BABY TOOTH by Maryann Macdonald
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

When Rosie, the appealing little rabbit introduced in Rosie Runs Away (1990), loses her first tooth, admires it so much that she's reluctant to part with it. Read full book review >

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YOUNG MACDONALD by David Milgrim
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2006

A young vivisectionist recombines the livestock in this "Old MacDonald" outtake. Read full book review >

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HOW TO HUG by Maryann Macdonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Still, to hug is to open your heart and bespeak trust, all much in evidence here. (Picture book. 3-8)"
On the face of it, a hug seems to be about the most natural thing in the world. Read full book review >

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RABBIT'S BIRTHDAY KITE by Maryann Macdonald
ANIMALS
Released: June 3, 1991

"Bank Street Ready-Read'' (Level 2). (Easy reader. 4-8)"
Hedgehog has made Rabbit a grand kite, but Rabbit is too impetuous—his eager attempts to fly it without a tail, and then in the woods, end in mishaps that Hedgehog patiently shows him how to right. Read full book review >

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OLD MACDONALD by Petra Brown
illustrated by Petra Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"A warm introduction to an old favorite. (Board book. 1-3)"
The American classic is presented with some cuddly illustrations. Read full book review >

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OLD MACDONALD by Jessica Souhami
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Grand for the preschool set. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A highly entertaining and inventive version of a favorite song, with plenty of surprises in the gatefolds. Read full book review >

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THE COSTUME COPYCAT by Maryann Macdonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"A wise and winning story about sisterly rivalry and affection. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Angela struggles in the shadow of her more admired older sister. Read full book review >