Search Results: "Maude Barlow"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"The author could have been more succinct, but she sounds the water alarm with conviction and authority."
Water, water not everywhere, and often too expensive to drink. That's the message activist Barlow sounds loud and clear in outrage at the powers that be. Read full book review >

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BLUE FUTURE by Maude Barlow
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A somewhat strident but important call to action."
Blue Planet Project founder Barlow (Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water, 2008, etc.) reports on a significant victory in the fight to establish the human right to water but warns that there is much left to do. Read full book review >

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MAUDE MARCH ON THE RUN! by Audrey Couloumbis
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 23, 2007

"A natural for reading aloud. (maps) (Fiction. 8-12)"
After their adventures in The Misadventures of Maude March (2005), 12-year-old Sallie and her older sister Maude try to settle down into quiet, ordinary lives, hoping not to be discovered as outlaws. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2005

"Sallie's fresh and feisty voice, girls dressed as boys, an outlaw with a heart of gold, adventure and humor add up to great family entertainment. (Fiction. 9+)"
"Some days it isn't even a good idea to get out of bed," muttered Aunt Ruthie as she stepped out of the mercantile. Read full book review >

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MAUDE THE NOT-SO-NOTICEABLE SHRIMPTON by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Up with the lowly, down with the showy! The meek prevail in this energetic but lackluster picture book by the creator of the beloved British Charlie and Lola series. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Maude Shrimpton's father's mustache is so long and twirly it harbors butterflies. Her mother wears live peacocks on her head. Maude, however, is more of a blender. Read full book review >

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OVER THE WATER by Maude Casey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 1994

"Glossary. (Fiction. 12+)"
In a passionately vivid first novel, Casey re-creates her own experience of seeking an identity while growing up Irish in England. Read full book review >

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BABAYAGA by Toby Barlow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Great reading for a flight to Paris. Just stay away from witches, bathtubs and maybe the Metro once you get there—oh, and spooks, too."
Mix up Mad Men, Russian folklore, James Bond, An American in Paris, Gorky Park and maybe a hint of Franz Kafka, and you get something like, well, this decidedly odd and most entertaining sophomore novel by Barlow (Sharp Teeth, 2008). Read full book review >

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SHARP TEETH by Toby Barlow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A refreshing leap across genres."
Rival gangs of werewolves duke it out for control of Los Angeles in this dark but oddly tender free-verse novel. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2006

"Not noteworthy for either probability or restraint, but Barlow's lively imagination will carry along those who appreciate risk-taking fiction."
Another journey into 19th-century Yorkshire baroque from the author of Eating Mammals (2004). Read full book review >

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EATING MAMMALS by John Barlow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2004

"Much to see, hear, and reminisce about in tales of a compelling historic accuracy—though the pleasures, in end, aren't deep."
Barlow debuts with three novellas: capable, researched, of varying interest. Read full book review >