Search Results: "Melanie Dickerson"


BOOK REVIEW

MELANIE by Carol Carrick
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 16, 1996

"Everything from the knobs on Melanie's spinning wheel to the troll's red shoelaces house is in sharp, bright focus—everything, that is, but the story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Melanie is blind. Read full book review >

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THE MERCHANT'S DAUGHTER by Melanie Dickerson
HISTORY
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"A virtuous romance with characters who 'fall in love with each other's inner beauty in spite of outward appearance.' (author's note) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Living in rural Glynval, England, in 1352, a beautiful but penniless merchant's daughter discovers appearances can be deceiving. Read full book review >

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THE HEALER'S APPRENTICE by Melanie Dickerson
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Female readers should savor this romantic fare. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
In this debut romance set in Hagenheim, Lower Saxony, in 1382 and loosely based on "Sleeping Beauty," a lowly woodcutter's daughter apprenticed to the town healer falls in love with a handsome nobleman who's betrothed to a mysterious woman. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS SPY by Melanie Dickerson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Light reading for those who like romantic medieval romps and who enjoy or easily tolerate Christian prayers and references. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
Lady Margaretha proves her mettle and her worth to the lord of her dreams in this romance set in Western Europe in 1413. Read full book review >

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MELANIE KLEIN by Julia Kristeva
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Of much substance, though of interest to a very small readership."
The second installment, of more narrow interest than her Hannah Arendt (p. 787), in postmodern pioneer Kristeva's planned three-volume triptych on female geniuses. Read full book review >

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MEETING MELANIE by Nancy Garden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2002

"Questions of out-of-wedlock pregnancy, class distinctions, wealth, and poverty are touched upon, if not wrestled with, and there's just enough food for thought to keep things interesting. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Allie, almost 12, loves her life on Seal Head Island off the coast of Maine, but it promises to be a hard summer. Read full book review >

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MELANIE JANE by Susan Arkin Couture
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 1996

"For actual silliness and less moralistic fervor, stick with Stieg's Spinky Sulks (1988). (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bright colors and winsome illustrations cannot sweeten this didactic rhyming tale from two picture-book newcomers. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2002

"Go, go, go girl. (Fiction. 7-10)"
The subtitle and cover set the tone, writing style, and scene for this breezy, fun, lighthearted read that quite naturally folds in contemporary issues of breast cancer fears and the meaning of intolerance. Read full book review >

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MELANIE IN MANHATTAN by Carol Weston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 8, 2005

"Fun, fun, fun. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Home—for a travel adventure? Read full book review >

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THE DIARY OF MELANIE MARTIN by Carol Weston
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"Sprinkled with exclamation points, pronounced Italian words ('piazza (Pee Ot Za)' etc) and small drawings, Melanie's journal will tease fans of the Eloise sequels and like travelogues into further armchair adventuring. (Fiction. 9-11)"
This teen gossip columnist's fiction debut floats like a bubble in the breeze, despite plenty of traumatic events and sibling conflict. Read full book review >

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Zero Hour On The Grid by Art Dickerson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2016

"An unmemorable thriller whose cautionary message never really hits home."
Dickerson's (Mature Single Man's Cookbook, 2014, etc.) novella looks at how vulnerable the United States' power grid might be to outside attack. Read full book review >

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NO ALTERNATIVE by William Dickerson
Released: April 5, 2012

"A cool diagnostic tone helps capture the teenage experience but occasionally obstructs the emotional trip."
Dickerson's debut tells a sympathetic coming-of-age story deeply embedded in '90s music. Read full book review >