Search Results: "Meghan McCain"


BOOK REVIEW

MY DAD, JOHN MCCAIN by Meghan McCain
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 2, 2008

The Republican nominee's eldest daughter announces at the outset that her dad would make a great president and then proceeds to explain why. Read full book review >

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CITIZEN MCCAIN by Elizabeth Drew
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 13, 2002

"A useful exposé of how things get done—and buried—in Washington."
Washington insider and accomplished journalist Drew (The Corruption of American Politics, 1999, etc.) provides a fly-on-the-wall portrait of the congressional maverick and his struggle to reform campaign-finance laws. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2012

"'Stereotypes have a funny way of falling apart when you actually talk to people,' writes Black, though the book reinforces a lot of stereotypes and is rarely funny."
A middle-age liberal comedian and a younger Republican media personality embark on an RV expedition together to see if they can find common ground (they do) and say something significant about America (they don't). Read full book review >

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I Love You Dad by David McCain
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2015

"Told with understated pride about a father who had an eye for the immediate, local color of everyday life."
In McCain's charming debut, he recounts the life of his father—Russell McCain, a small-town workingman who wrung pleasure out of a hard life. Read full book review >

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THE INCREDIBLE LIFE OF BALTO by Meghan McCarthy
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"An intelligent read-aloud for those not quite ready to tackle the existing independent readers. (maps, author's note) (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
Every dog has his day, but Balto's life is comparable to an early 20th-century movie star's. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2006

"It's a lighthearted but well-researched glimpse into one of our country's quirkier collective moments, and readers will (justly) come away wondering whether it could happen again. (bibliography) (Picture book/nonfiction. 9-11)"
Sandwiched between a look at Depression-era radios and a set of fanciful period advertisements, McCarthy delivers a semi-serious account of the 1938 "War of the Worlds" broadcast, illustrating both passages from the script and briefly told descriptions of widespread panic with smudgy cartoon scenes featuring bug-eyed monsters and equally bug-eyed people. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF PATTY AND THE BIG RED BUS by Meghan McCarthy
ADVENTURE
Released: March 8, 2005

"In the final scene, the sisters' blocky conveyance turns out to be up on cinderblocks—but that makes its travels no less exciting, nor less hilarious the disconnect between the pictures and big sister's slanted version of events. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Two siblings travel from a high mountaintop to the sea's deeps, from a circus to deep space, in this tongue-in-cheek tribute to little sisters, and to red VW minibuses, everywhere. Read full book review >

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THE WILDEST RACE EVER by Meghan McCarthy
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Solid research underpins whimsy in McCarthy's latest historical foray. (historical note, photographs, selected bibliography) (Informational picture book. 5-8)"
In time for the 2016 Summer Olympics, McCarthy spotlights the men's marathon at the first Olympic Games hosted by the United States, held at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CITY HAWK by Meghan McCarthy
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"Although this story appears in the lengthy author's note (along with a 'Learn More About Central Park' featurette and a jam-packed bibliography), its curious absence from the body of the text leaves readers with little to care about. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
The year's second book to shine the spotlight on New York City's most famous red-tailed hawk provides fun images but misses the narrative mark. Read full book review >

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101 Things I Want to Say to My Daughter, Meghan, on Beginning College by Douglas J. Wood
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 24, 2013

"Endearingly written and easy to read, parents unsure about how to talk to their college-bound kids may find this slim, conventional book helpful."
Wood's (101 Things I Want to Say to My Son, Joshua, on Graduating College, 2013)latest is acollection of wisdom, warnings and reminders for young adults and their parents. Read full book review >