Search Results: "Maureen Fergus"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: March 1, 2007

"Extraordinarily witty, zippy and entertaining throughout. (Fiction. YA)"
A 13-year-old boy yearning for puberty and junk food finds himself sucked into a passionate fight to save a soup kitchen, despite his own resolutely selfish instincts. 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 DAY MY MOM CAME TO KINDERGARTEN by Maureen Fergus
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"A well-observed kindergarten whimsy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Mom manages to make about every mistake in the kindergarten book when she visits school one day. Read full book review >

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BUDDY AND EARL GO EXPLORING by Maureen Fergus
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Roll, fetch, bite. Life is good for Buddy and Earl in this aerobic exercise of the imagination. (Picture book. 4-7)"
There are few things as pleasurable as a little nighttime adventure in which you get to trash the kitchen. Read full book review >

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BUDDY AND EARL by Maureen Fergus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Earl and Buddy know the secret of camaraderie and play it out in fine form. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Two creatures find an unlikely friendship when one takes on the role of gagman and the other an unwitting straight man. Read full book review >

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FERGUS CRANE by Paul Stewart
ADVENTURE
Released: May 23, 2006

"Missable. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The creators of the Edge Chronicles open a new series aimed at a younger audience with this tale of a lad who discovers that his teachers are all pirates. Read full book review >

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BUDDY AND EARL GO TO SCHOOL by Maureen Fergus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Readers will enjoy their time with these two: another satisfying friendship adventure. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The droll dog-and-hedgehog duo is back, this time going to school. Read full book review >

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BUDDY AND EARL AND THE GREAT BIG BABY by Maureen Fergus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"Earl concludes that babies and dogs have something in common...they both make the world a happier place. Of course. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Buddy and Earl—dog and hedgehog, respectively—experience life's most peculiar phenomenon: a baby. Read full book review >

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THE DAY SANTA STOPPED BELIEVING IN HAROLD by Maureen Fergus
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"An amusing story with the welcome inclusion of a multiracial family. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Santa decides that one of the boys on his list, Harold, isn't real—just a put-on by the people who are supposedly his parents—while Harold the boy doubts that Santa is real. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DOG DAY FOR SUSAN by Maureen Fergus
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"A shaggy dog story that's both funny and disquieting. (Picture book. 5-8)"
"It's not fair, Barney," grouses Spencer to his brown-and-white mutt. "Susan is treated better than me. It's like…it's like she's the human and I'm the dog!" Read full book review >

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GOOD BOY, FERGUS! by David Shannon
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"Yes, Fergus! (Picture book. 3-6)"
Fergus is a West Highland terrier, an irrepressibly charming canine based on the real-life pet of the author, who clearly knows a thing or two about mischievous main characters. Read full book review >

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FERGUS AND ZEKE by Kate Messner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"Here's to more adventures for Fergus and Zeke! (Early reader 6-9)"
A class pet decides not to miss the class field trip to the Museum of Natural History. Read full book review >