Search Results: "Meg Belviso"


BOOK REVIEW

MEG by Steve Alten
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1997

"Weightless characters on a choppy sea—but hellishly riveting. (First printing of 250,000; film rights to Disney; Literary Guild main selection)"
As Jaws meets Jurassic Park, Meg (short for megladon) brings us a 60-foot, 20-ton prehistoric shark with a nine-foot-wide mouth that is likely to gobble up bestseller lists, as well as reappear in 1998 as a summer blockbuster. Read full book review >

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LOVE, MEG by C. Leigh Purtill
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2007

"Flat characters and a plot that seems to meander aimlessly at times keep this from reaching its full potential. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Meg (16) is moving again, following her sister's whims as she pursues first a string of jobs and then a new boyfriend around the country. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2013

"Perhaps it's time to chime in on her rallying cry: 'Boycott dinosaur lunch boxes! No more dinosaur books at story time!' As if—but she makes a strong case. (iPad informational app. 6-8)"
For children (and grown-ups) who are sick of dinos, dinos, dinos 24/7, here's a plea from "Meg Atherium" to remember the giant prehistoric mammals. Read full book review >

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MISCHIEVOUS MEG by Gerry Bothmer
Released: April 1, 1962

"The delicious goodness in 'bad' little girls comes rollicking through, thanks to the wit and charm of these gleeful episodes."
Mayhem and merriment combine in equal doses and descend on the quiet little village of June Hill, Sweden, whenever mischievous Meg and her devoted follower, baby-sister-Betsy, decide to exercise their potent imaginations. Read full book review >

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HALLOWEEN NIGHT ON SHIVERMORE STREET by Pam Pollack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A Halloween tale with verve and a good sense of humor. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Three intrepid trick-or-treaters attend a party at the last house on Shivermore Street, where every hour, masked partygoers take part in a different ghoulishly fun activity. Read full book review >

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MEG GOLDBERG ON PARADE by Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Readers in search of an upbeat slice of New York City life will find it here. (glossary, author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
An eager spectator happily becomes an enthusiastic participant in a New York City parade. Read full book review >

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RABBIT MAGIC by Meg McLaren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"A study in leporine whimsy with lingering poignance. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A magic show turns upside down in McLaren's delightful backstage romp. Read full book review >

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FROM THE NOTEBOOKS OF A MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCESS by Meg Cabot
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2015

"A sweet fantasy, both funny and highly satisfying. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Olivia's middle school worries get a lot easier when she gets the surprise of a lifetime. Read full book review >

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PIGEON P.I. by Meg McLaren
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Further feathery cases for this duo would be just fine. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Who's filching the feathered folk of the city? Read full book review >

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THE BOY IS BACK by Meg Cabot
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Like the text thread you wish you'd never been included in, this one is best deleted."
A humiliating internet post sends golf pro Reed Stewart home to help his parents out of a mess. Read full book review >

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PAPER HEARTS by Meg Wiviott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"An incredible story, told with respect and love, this deserves a wide readership. Just have the tissue box handy. (glossary, historical note, bibliography) (Historical fiction/verse. 12 & up)"
The Holocaust: a time of unimaginable horror, with moments of incandescence. Read full book review >

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PHANTOM INSTINCT by Meg Gardiner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 26, 2014

"The resulting action sequences, which fill the second half of the story, are never less than breathtaking but not nearly as interesting as the setup was."
Two wounded warriors team up to take down the lowlifes who hurt them and would love to kill them. Read full book review >