Search Results: "Maude Larke"


BOOK REVIEW

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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Released: Aug. 15, 2012

"A collection that will demonstrate either the limitations or the possibilities of flash fiction, depending on the reader's perspective."
When you'd rather have a quick shot of fiction than linger over a long tale, knock back one of these 20 very short stories—plus one artwork—on love, sex, and relationships. 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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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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WHEN I FEEL WORRIED by Cornelia Maude Spelman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"This amusing but satisfying story will ease the worries of a nervous child or help more confident children to be more empathetic to the needs of a worried friend. (author's note) (Picturebook. 2-5)"
Spelman and Parkinson continue their sensitive exploration of childhood emotions with this latest entry in their The Way I Feel series. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"Sentimental and earnest; nevertheless, the tale has charm enough to make you eager for the holidays."
A modern Christmas story (with shades of A Christmas Carol) in which a beleaguered single father fights for custody of his sick son. Read full book review >

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MATTERS OF CHANCE by Jeannette Haien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Far from groundbreaking fiction, but a gratifying, companionable read nonetheless."
Septuagenarian Haien's second novel (The All of It, 1986) is a simplistic though satisfying and pretty much traditional family chronicle. Read full book review >