Search Results: "Maurie J. Manning"


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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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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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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 >

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MILLIE FIERCE SLEEPS OUT by Jane Manning
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 29, 2014

"Readers already know what Millie learns: To everything there is a time and purpose, including fierceness; they will welcome this validation. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Manning's Millie returns with fierceness in check until an unwelcome visitor finds her chasing him "like bad luck." Read full book review >

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MILLIE FIERCE by Jane Manning
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 2012

"The spiky, colorful art is more interesting than the plot, but Millie's fierceness in the middle will speak both to tots who've tried it and those who haven't. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Alluring, edgy watercolors with sharp angles show a tyke's transformation from mild to monstrous and back again. Read full book review >

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A RUINED HOUSE by Mick Manning
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A sweet tribute to ruins, but so tame it seems to cower. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 4+)"
In examining the physical and biological stages of decay, Manning is more concerned with process than with atmosphere. Read full book review >

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GUITAR GIRL by Sarra Manning
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2004

"Molly's comments on her ex-hippie parents, and her interactions with them, provide hilarious moments, but not enough of them to get this story rocking. (Fiction. YA)"
Despite an intermittently witty voice and a high interest topic, this trip through the world of pop rock never gets off the ground. Read full book review >

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LET’S GET LOST by Sarra Manning
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"That said, this title will please fans of teen titles featuring bold and layered female characters such as Joyce Carol Oates's Big Mouth and Ugly Girl (2002) or Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (May 2006), co-authored by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. (Fiction. YA)"
Isabel, a 16-year-old British teen, passes herself off as 18 to hook up with an older boy, embarks on alcohol binges, bullies classmates, is rude and is oh-so-bored-with-it-all—but she is covering up deep emotional pain. Read full book review >

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COME HERE OFTEN? by Sean Manning
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A delightful collection that will surely inspire many bar-hopping tours."
Writers share anecdotes and reminiscences about their favorite bars from around the world. Read full book review >

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TROUBLED REFUGE by Chandra Manning
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"Manning conveys in gritty detail the fraught alliance between refugees and their military protectors."
A history of slaves who took refuge with the Union Army on their journey to freedom. Read full book review >

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GRASSLAND by Richard Manning
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Manning wants to see the return of bison, grass, fire, and wind, and this book makes a compelling case for such a return. (Author tour)"
A powerful eulogy to the great American grasslands and an informed look at where they have been and where they are heading. Read full book review >