Search Results: "Maryann Weidt"


BOOK REVIEW

DADDY PLAYED MUSIC FOR THE COWS by Maryann Weidt
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Lovely. (Picture book. 4+)"
First, hearsay (of what she was like as a baby), and then the narrator's remembrances of a childhood on the farm comprise the pages of this memoir, in which words and art paint a loving portrait of the bond between a father and a daughter. Read full book review >

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WILD BILL HICKOK by Maryann Weidt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 1992

"Illustrations not seen. (Biography. 9-11)"
A glorified view of one of the Old West's most violent and colorful characters. Read full book review >

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MAMA LOVED TO WORRY by Maryann Weidt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"Readers' own mothers' worries will seem tame in comparison. Follow this up with some McBroom for more tall tales from the farm. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tall tale fit for worrying mothers everywhere. Read full book review >

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REVOLUTIONARY POET by Maryann Weidt
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 8, 1997

"Young's black-and-white illustrations enhance the text, showing many telling details of colonial life. (bibliography, index) (Biography. 8-12)"
Subtitled 'A Story About Phillis Wheatley,' this is a clear, straightforward account of the poet's life. Read full book review >

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BRENDA AND EDWARD by Maryann Kovalski
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Once readers give themselves over to the hybrid world in which the dogs dwellthey are clearly canine, with doggy features and abilities, but in all other ways act humanthey will relish this two-hankie telling and the tidy illustrations of love lost and found. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Kovalski (Pizza for Breakfast, 1991, etc.) introduces two lovable dogs that live happily together behind a French restaurant. 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 >

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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"An informed observer's informative progress report on some possible winners in a socioeconomic rivalry of supranational consequences."
A top securities analyst's savvy, if impressionistic, audit of the trio of multinational manufacturers she expects to rule the automotive world well into the 21st century. Read full book review >

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GLIMPSES OF GAUGUIN by Maryann D'Agincourt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A precisely rendered image of a quest to tease out life's larger meaning."
In D'Agincourt's (All Most, 2013, etc.) novel, a woman reflects on her family's shared history and the shadow it has cast on her own life. Read full book review >

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Geography of Shame by Maryann Feola
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2015

"A touching account of family dysfunction as it exists side by side with loving, close-knit relationships."
A multigenerational exploration of the impact of southern Italian heritage on the offspring of immigrants who came to America at the turn of the 20th century. Read full book review >