Search Results: "Maureen Fergus"


BOOK REVIEW

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 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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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 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 >

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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 >

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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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 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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE THOUSAND WHITE WOMEN by Jim Fergus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1998

"An impressive historical, terse, convincing, and affecting."
Long, brisk, charming first novel about an 1875 treaty between Ulysses S. Grant and Little Wolf, chief of the Cheyenne nation, by the sports reporter and author of the memoir A Hunter's Road (1992). Read full book review >

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THE WILD GIRL by Jim Fergus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2005

"Fergus (One Thousand White Women, 1988) writes simply and sincerely in a brisk tale that offers a compassionate portrait of the beleaguered Native Americans. Still, predictable in form and stereotyped in character, it rarely rises above the conventional."
Historical adventure with a conscience set in 1930s Mexico. Read full book review >