Search Results: "Maurie J. Manning"


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KITCHEN DANCE by Maurie J. Manning
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Oct. 6, 2008

"Their joyful inclusion of the kids makes this book read like one long, wonderful hug—as the narrator says, after being tucked back into bed with a couple extra besitos, 'Umm, hmm.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
"Scrape! Splash! Read full book review >

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LAUNDRY DAY by Maurie J. Manning
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2012

"Everything teems with movement and life—completely beguiling. (foreign word list) (Picture book. 4-9)"
One windy day a young shoeshine boy makes a world of new friends. Read full book review >

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THE AUNTS GO MARCHING by Maurie J. Manning
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"An irresistible story time companion for Jama Kim Rattigan's Truman's Aunt Farm (1994). (Picture book. 5-8)"
Manning debuts with a good-humored twist on the traditional counting song. Read full book review >

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DEAR CHILD by John Farrell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"The illustrations are round and rosy, a match for the even goopier sentimental text. (Picture book. 3-6)"
There are three families in this terribly earnest picture book: a single dad with a blonde child, a blonde and Asian female pair with an Asian adopted child, and a black couple where the dad is dark, the mom café au lait and the child a color between. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

J by Howard Jacobson
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A pleasure, as reading Jacobson always is—though much different from what we've come to expect, which is not at all a bad thing."
Jacobson (The Finkler Question, 2010, etc.), Britain's answer to Philip Roth, returns with an enigmatic tale of the near future.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2011

"A witty and insightful cultural analysis."
City Journal contributing editor Hymowitz (Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families in a Post-Marital Age, 2007, etc.) examines how the career-first trend among young Americans has led to social and economic gains for women and a destabilization of gender roles for men. Read full book review >

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OSCAR J by Sherlene Adolphe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"A compassionate guide that can help parents and kids with tough questions."
A debut book steers young readers and their families through experiences of loss. Read full book review >

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JEMIMA J by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2000

"Slightly unpredictable story development saves this from exactly duplicating the vast mound of similar feel-good modern fairy tales for women, but it lives in the same neighborhood."
An overweight woman turns from ugly duckling to swan in British novelist Green's American debut: a tale that offers plenty of engaging plot twists but not much substance. Read full book review >

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J. EDEN by Kit Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 1996

"Terrific takes on time's rush, with a touch of that personal enlightenment offered to a certain generation of moviegoers by The Big Chill—but less glib."
Reedian thoughts about life, marriage, middle age, and children when three couples, their kids, and a close friend spend the summer lumped together in a New England farmhouse. Read full book review >

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J. EDGAR HOOVER by Rick Geary
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"As solid, thrilling and informative a guide to the life of the America's most powerful authoritarian as one could ask for."
The life and times of America's top cop, by prolific author/artist Geary (The Bloody Benders, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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ALAN J. PAKULA by Jared Brown
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Like Pakula's films, Brown's biography is specific, carefully assembled and straightforward, but also sometimes tepid and flatly written."
A workmanlike study of a workmanlike filmmaker. Read full book review >

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'J' IS FOR JUDGMENT by Sue Grafton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 5, 1993

"Solidly readable but minus the compelling edge of Grafton's best."
Private investigator Kinsey Millhone, the author's tough, tenacious, California-based heroine, has taken on a freelance job for her ex-employer, California Fidelity Insurance. Read full book review >