Search Results: "Meg McKinlay"


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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BELOW by Meg McKinlay
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"A quietly intriguing meditation on history and truth. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A 12-year-old girl discovers a town secret hidden under thousands of gallons of water in this earnest, thematically rich exploration of the relationship between history and truth. Read full book review >

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A SINGLE STONE by Meg McKinlay
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"A beautiful, sparkling gem. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In an isolated mountain village, seven girls tunnel deep into the earth in order to provide for the well-being of all. Read full book review >

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NO BEARS by Meg McKinlay
by Meg McKinlay, illustrated by Leila Rudge
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Young fans of David Wiesner's Three Pigs (2001) and other metafictive romps will be properly amused. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A storyteller spins a tale of her own devising—while the pictures tell a somewhat different one. 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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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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THAT PART WAS TRUE by Deborah McKinlay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"While mousy Eve and sensitive Marlborough Man Jack never quite grab the reader's imagination, McKinlay wisely eschews easy romantic clichés."
British novelist McKinlay (The View from Here, 2011) offers a not-quite love affair through letters and emails between a wildly successful American writer and a lonely, well-to-do British woman. Read full book review >

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THE VIEW FROM HERE by Deborah McKinlay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A riveting novel in which the deceptively clear narrative voice offers no easy answers."
In British writer McKinlay's fiction debut, a carefully modulated morality play, a middle-aged woman who knows she is dying struggles with a basic dilemma—"whether a good deed cancels a bad one, whether evil is undone by penance." Read full book review >

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FLABBY TABBY by Penny McKinlay
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Comically charming, Fit Kit and Flabby Tabby are a hit. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Anyone who has ever known or owned an overweight cat will grin at this oh-so-true tale. 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 >