Search Results: "McGuffy Ann Morris"


BOOK REVIEW

WEEDS by McGuffy Ann Morris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2012

"A worthy read, especially for the disillusioned."
Morris' (Bedtime Tail, 2012) short, melancholy collection of poetry brims with remorse but also with the wisdom that comes from age and reflection. Read full book review >

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LET'S NOT DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

Cover Story: I Weep for the Big Faced Future
BFF Charm: Meh
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Show and Tell and Tell and Tell
Bonus Factors: Time Travel, The Future
Relationship Status: Hot and (Mostly) Cold

Cover Story: I Weep for the Big Faced Future

I don’t even know ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FAMILIES by Ann Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2000

"While much of this ground has already been covered in Morris's own Loving (1990) as well as in many other books, teachers and librarians will be happy to have this attractive and useful book in their collections. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sticking to her tried and true formula (i.e., eye-catching photographs of people from all over the world accompanied by brief snippets of text), the author celebrates the concept of family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WEDDINGS by Ann Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"This title requires an older audience than an accompanying title, Shoes, Shoes, Shoes (0-688-13666-4), and is mostly useful for browsing or for jump-starting discussions. (map) (Picture book/nonfiction 7-10)"
Morris (Bread, Bread, Bread, 1989, etc.) describes universal and specific aspects of weddings around the world in captions of text and full-color stock photos. Read full book review >

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HERE A TROPE, THERE A TROPE
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre

Cover Story: Truth in Advertising

BFF Charm: Maybe

Swoonworthy Scale: 6

Talky Talk: The Queen of Dark and Stormy Secrets

Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude

Anti-Bonus Factor: Dark Secret

Relationship Status: One Date Wonder

 

Cover Story: Truth in Advertising

The cover is a nice callback to ...


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INTERCONTINENTAL LOVE SONG
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley

Cover Story: Montell Jordan

BFF Charm: Heck Yes!

Swoonworthy Scale: 8

Talky Talk: Straight Up With a Twist

Bonus Factors: Grunge, Ireland

Relationship Status: First Love

 

Cover Story:  Montell Jordan

This is a pretty clever cover—a denim patch in the shape of Ireland is safety pinned to a ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE BABY BOOK by Ann Morris
by Ann Morris, photographed by Ken Heyman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"The photographs (not by Heyman but from various collections) are rather arbitrary, and Morris has written a text in doggerel, marred by forced rhymes, poor grammar, and misinformation. (Picture books/nonfiction. 2-6)"
Morris (Weddings, p. 1114, etc.) and her longtime collaborator, Heyman, join for three books that look at basic human relationships in the new The World's Family series. Read full book review >

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BETH ANN FENNELLY
by Rachel Sugar

Beth Ann Fennelly’s latest collection defies easy categorization. It is not poetry, though it is like poetry, and not essays, though it bears strong similarities, and it is likewise not fiction, though the pieces are as driven as short stories. “Micro-memoirs,” she calls them; flash-autobiography, prose snapshots as compressed as poems. Some a handful of pages, some ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Teachers, grandparents, and parents will enjoy sharing this with children of all cultures and then moving on to their own family memories. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
Engaging color photographs of Angelica and her grandmother, who lives right next door in a San Francisco housing project, accompany the simple text that highlights the contemporary life of a Hispanic family. Read full book review >

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SPRING CLEANING, AWESOME READING
by Bobbi Dumas

Are you a Spring Cleaner? Is this the time you go through closets and boxes, wash windows and pack away clothes?

The weather in Wisconsin has been a little erratic the past couple of months, so I’m hesitant to put away any warm clothes just yet. However my awesome husband has had some time off this month and has decided ...


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BOOK REVIEW

I AM CAT by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2013

"Slight but exquisite, this lovely hybrid will supplement more comprehensive approaches to the topic. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Striking illustrations and lyrical descriptions will please fans of big cats, but this combination of pictures, fiction and facts may not have quite enough substance to inspire repeat readings or engage general readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ICE BEAR by Jackie Morris
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"Visually stunning, the tale succeeds best as a fanciful, wistful cuddle-up bedtime story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a mythical time, animals and humans live harmoniously. Read full book review >