Search Results: "Maureen de Sousa"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE LAMB, HAVE YOU ANY WOOL? by Isabel Minhós Martins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"A charming study in cooperation (but how did this amazing boy learn how to knit so prodigiously?). (Picture book. 3-6)"
What begins as an adaptation of the "Baa Baa Black Sheep" nursery rhyme becomes an exercise in sharing when a small boy asks a lamb to give him enough wool to knit a warm winter wardrobe. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"A rediscovered gem: both a historically important work and a terrific entertainment."
Memoirs Of A Militia Sergeant ($25.00; Dec.; 224 pp.; 0-19-511549-X): The lives of Portuguese-occupied Brazil's black slave populace and —poor free people— alike are memorably dramatized in this robust picaresque satire, first published serially in 1852. Read full book review >

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A LONELY DEVIL by Sousa Jamba
Released: July 1, 1994

"A novel of rare wisdom and power."
A baldly stated but softly spoken treatment of a fundamental theme in world literature: May a man flee the terrible evil he has done, cleanse his soul of poison, and find the love and affection he has always wanted? Read full book review >

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SHADOW'S EDGE by Maureen  Lipinski
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2012

"Pass. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Sixteen-year-old Leah Spencer isn't just the new kid at Westerville High, she's an unwilling Créatúir Shaman, desperate to shed her responsibilities to the "Other Realm" and live the life of a normal Texas teenager. Read full book review >

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THE LAST LITTLE BLUE ENVELOPE by Maureen Johnson
ADVENTURE
Released: April 26, 2011

"While there are no big surprises in this oft-told story of a teen's growth through travel and new relationships, this is an appealingly smart and honest read that fans of the first will find deeply satisfying. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Ginny Blackstone returns for another delightfully madcap adventure in Europe in this follow-up to Thirteen Little Blue Envelopes (2005). Read full book review >

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SCARLETT FEVER by Maureen Johnson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"Readers will have to read the first to understand this one, and the decidedly cliffhanger conclusion will ensure they are left in fevered anticipation of the next. (Comedy. 12 & up)"
The sequel measures well above its predecessor in this hilarious follow-up to Suite Scarlett (2008), which first introduced the eccentric, New York-dwelling Martin family. Read full book review >

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RECIPE FOR DISASTER by Maureen Fergus
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Most readers will wish for a Harold Horvath-focused sequel, or a cookbook detailing Francie's scrumptious-sounding recipes. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Talented baker-entrepreneur Francie's comfortable perch at the margins of ninth-grade social life—half-heartedly playing clarinet in Performance Band to ensure class time with best friend Holly, flirting surreptitiously with adorable dolt Tate Jarvis—is upended by the unnervingly self-possessed newcomer Darlene. Read full book review >

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THE KEY TO THE GOLDEN FIREBIRD by Maureen Johnson
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"The story's realism lends credibility to the emotional struggles of a courageous family that should touch many young readers. (Fiction. YA)"
This affecting story, of three teenaged sisters coping with their father's sudden death, centers around May, the middle, brainy one. Read full book review >

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DEVILISH by Maureen Johnson
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Great entertainment and hard to put down. (Fiction. YA)"
Feisty, rebellious and exceptionally smart, Jane would appear to be the last student at her strict Catholic high school to join in a fight with real demons from Hell. Read full book review >

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LET LOOSE THE DOGS by Maureen Jennings
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Not only the most generously plotted of Murdoch's four cases (Poor Tom is Cold, 2001, etc.), but the one whose constant reminders of mortality, via wounded dogs, chicks, and rats, are the most piercing."
The last time Acting Detective William Murdoch, of Toronto's Number Four Station, saw his father was in 1873, and to Murdoch, remembering the alcoholism and violent outbursts that led him to run away from home with his sister Susanna, the ensuing 22 years have not been long enough. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Colorful period details (Mary introduced chintz and blue china) and vivid portraits of legendary figures like the great Duke of Marlborough: lively, instructive history."
Densely detailed biographies of the Protestant sisters who betrayed their Catholic father James to become queens of England. Read full book review >