Search Results: "Maryann Macdonald"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 >

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LOTS OF O'LEARYS: SECONDHAND STAR by Maryann Macdonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 1994

"A fine early chapter book. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Second grade gets off to a rough start when Francie gets Sister ``Grizzly'' (Ursula), but at least she's able to deprive smug Annabelle of the lead in The Wizard of Oz by coaching new friend Stella so well that she gets the part. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Acknowledging Mary's long, worldwide career as an elegant, accomplished performer 'in beautiful shoes,' this sweet tribute neatly fills a niche in the panoply of titles about jazz greats. (afterword) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Macdonald teams with her sister for this celebration of Williams's talent as a jazz pianist. Read full book review >

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SEX AND THE SINGLE SISTER by Maryann Reid
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"Reid's magazine-style demographic approach and unoriginal prose are anything but sexy. Flat characterization and dear-diary tone don't help. What's love got to do with it? Nothing at all, apparently."
Debut collection of graphic but not especially sensual novellas about black single women . Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A notable, inspirational story of hardship and survival."
Raccosta's remarkable family memoir recounts and reflects on caring for two sons battling a rare, life-threatening illness. Read full book review >