Search Results: "Maryrose Wood"


BOOK REVIEW

THE UNSEEN GUEST by Maryrose Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Still howling good fun, though the series' big Reveal doesn't seem any closer than before. (Melodrama. 10-12)"
Resilient as ever, in the third installment of Wood's deliciously melodramatic Victorian mystery teenage governess Penelope Lumley takes on threats to her wolfish young charges that include a hustler after the Ashton fortune. Read full book review >

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THE POISON DIARIES by Maryrose Wood
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"Absorbing, with room for a sequel. (Historical fantasy. YA)"
Jessamine, 16, tends house and garden for her stern apothecary father in isolated Northumberland. Read full book review >

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SEX KITTENS AND HORN DOGS FALL IN LOVE by Maryrose Wood
FICTION
Released: Jan. 24, 2006

"Although the title belies something steamier, this is a tame offering for younger teens who enjoy Meg Cabot's and Sue Limb's books and are looking for pure entertainment. (Fiction. YA)"
Fourteen-year-old Felicia, a student of the Manhattan Free Children's School (aka the Pound), devises a clever science project to work on with her crush, Matthew, in an effort to get closer to him. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERIOUS HOWLING by Maryrose Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

"It's the best beginning since The Bad Beginning (1999) and will leave readers howling for the next episode. (High melodrama. 10-12)"
Fresh from the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, 15-year-old Penelope Lumley reports to remote but palatial Ashton Place and discovers just why the advertisement for a governess indicated a strong preference for "Experience with Animals." Read full book review >

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THE POISON DIARIES:  NIGHTSHADE by Maryrose Wood
FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Promising Weed's continued pursuit (and, hopefully, reviving the intriguing issue of Mr. Luxton's poisoning), part three's sure to levy as much page-turning enthrallment as its predecessors. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
Second of three, this fine paranormal gothic continues the tortured journeys of estranged teenage lovers Jessamine Luxton, a healer, and Weed, an orphan who communicates with plants. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY LIFE by Maryrose Wood
FICTION
Released: March 11, 2008

Best friends Emily and Phil from Long Island looooooove the theatre and spend every cent they have on seeing Broadway shows, particularly Aurora, a "triple threat" of an imaginary musical that inspires the kind of historic mania that only musicals like Rent and Spring Awakening have been able to muster. Read full book review >

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THE HIDDEN GALLERY by Maryrose Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 22, 2011

"Includes frequent full-page line drawings, not seen. (Melodrama. 10-12)"
The plot thickens but is still far from crystallizing in this madcap sequel to The Mysterious Howling (2010). Read full book review >

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ALPHABET ADVENTURE by Audrey Wood
ABC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Preschoolers can learn the names of the letters as they peruse the fascinating art, created with 3-D modeling software. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The alphabet letters are stuck on Alphabet Island. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL PARADE by Jakki Wood
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 31, 1993

"Unusually attractive. (Picture book. 1-7)"
Why have just one animal for each letter? Read full book review >

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THE FULL MOON AT THE NAPPING HOUSE by Audrey Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Fans will doubtless be happy to revisit old friends, but they will probably still reach for the original more than this once the novelty wears off. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Thirty-one years after a wakeful flea roused the heaped-up sleepers in The Napping House, a full moon finds the household struggling to get back to sleep.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ACROSS THE BIG BLUE SEA by Jakki Wood
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"As curious as the macaroni penguins investigating the boat from an ice floe off the southern tip of Africa, children will learn a smattering of geography as they trace the boat's travels along a route marked with arrows in a final world map. (Picture book. 3-7)"
First published in Britain as The Deep Blue Sea, this is an extraordinary ocean wildlife book for beginners, in which the addition of a tiny boat'smaller than the eye of a blue whale or the bottlenose of a dolphin—creates anticipation by forecasting the journey. Read full book review >