Search Results: "Melanie Warner"


BOOK REVIEW

PANDORA'S LUNCHBOX by Melanie Warner
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"A well-researched, nonpreachy, worthwhile read."
The story of what happens to processed foods before they reach our plate. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Good for one-on-one sharing or paired with titles such as Saxton Freymann's Fast Food (2006) for a festive, food-themed storytime. (list of foods portrayed in each photo) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Peek into worlds where the trees are made of broccoli and the clouds of sweet meringue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MOON QUILT by Sunny Warner
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"The notion of consciously and even joyfully preparing for death after a long life is not necessarily inappropriate for children, but the execution of this story is so deliberately and highly metaphorical it will likely escape the grasp of most young readers. (Picture book. 6-10)"
An old woman prepares for death by stitching her memories into a quilt. Read full book review >

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IT’S ONLY TEMPORARY by Sally Warner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 12, 2008

"Illustrations from Skye's all-important sketchbook add visual humor. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When Skye's brother suffers brain damage in a horrendous car accident, her parents become preoccupied with their own misery and the need to help him recover. Read full book review >

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THE MAGIC SEWING MACHINE by Sunny Warner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"A story-hour special. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two orphans, brother and sister, triumph over their miserable lot in life with the help of a magic sewing machine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREEK: DOUBLE DATE by Marsha Warner
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2010

"The premise is mild fun, but because it centers around previously established characters, the appeal is mostly limited to those who already enjoy the TV series. (Fiction. YA)"
Casey, pledge trainer for Zeta Beta Zeta, agrees to do a favor for her brother, Rusty. Read full book review >

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ACCIDENTAL LILY by Sally Warner
Released: May 1, 1999

"Brief and satisfying for the audience. (Fiction. 7-9)"
PLB 0-679-99138-7 Since moving to Philadelphia, six-year-old Lily Hill (Private Lily, 1998, etc.) has had almost nightly problems with bad dreams and bed-wetting. Read full book review >

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DOG YEARS by Sally Warner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 1995

"The author models responsible and irresponsible behavior, in adults and children both, but overloads the story with lessons and stressful situations. (Fiction. 11-13)"
A sixth grader finds the road to popularity a rocky one in this undisguised problem novel. Read full book review >

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THE MOLE by Peter Warner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"An intelligent fictional memoir."
A fictitious account of an untrained spy's pivotal role in many of the 20th century's significant political happenings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"Shedd succeeds in his self-appointed task as public relations man for besmirched wildlife reputations, erasing the distaste we might harbor for these otherwise captivating animals. (27 b&w line drawings)"
Entertaining squelchings of wildlife humbuggery from former National Wildlife Federation executive Shedd. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INDIGO by Marina Warner
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Otherwise: too much pretentious profundity and polemical handwringing."
From British writer Warner (The Lost Father, 1989, etc.), an uneven—if politically correct—reinterpretation of The Tempest that's weighed down even further by heavy-handed dollops of magic realism. Read full book review >