Search Results: "Melissa A. Goldthwaite"


BOOK REVIEW

BOOKS THAT COOK by Jennifer Cognard-Black
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Food lovers and cookbook collectors will savor this literary stew."
A buffet of poems, stories, essays and recipes. Read full book review >

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POINT OF HOPES by Melissa Scott
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"Still, readers in no particular hurry will find plenty to divert them."
Scott and Barnett's (previous collaboration, the paperback The Armor of Light, 1987) medieval fantasy world has two suns; magic works here, as does astrology. Read full book review >

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POINT OF DREAMS by Melissa Scott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"If replete with rather fussy detail, the scenario's unusually well developed and intricately plotted: a solidly engrossing entry in this tolerably persuasive series."
Another in the authors' series of gumshoe fantasies (Point of Hopes, 1995) set in a Renaissance world where both magic and astrology work. Read full book review >

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Emerge by Melissa A. Craven
Released: April 1, 2015

"An unhurried but engrossing start for a potentially riveting paranormal series."
A teenage outcast's new friends help her discover her supernatural abilities and shocking origin in Craven's debut YA urban fantasy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY PEN PAL, SANTA by Melissa Stanton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"The letter format has become popular as a textual structure in picture books, but this collection of missives misses the mark. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A little girl named Ava corresponds with Santa by mail for an entire year; their monthly letters make up the text of this mildly amusing holiday story. Read full book review >

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POPPY’S PANTS by Melissa Conroy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2009

"A marketing tie-in does not literature make. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Penelope, a pink rag doll with pink yarn hair, struggles to mend a hole in the khaki pants her grandfather, a pink rag doll with gray yarn hair, likes to wear, eventually patching them with just the right aquamarine thread. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARMINE by Melissa  Sweet
ANIMALS
Released: April 4, 2005

"Includes Granny's recipe for alphabet soup. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The illustrator tries her hand at words and images in this delightful alphabet and fairytale twist. Read full book review >

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PIZZA DAY by Melissa  Iwai
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"Yummy! (Picture book. 4-7)"
In a summertime parallel to Iwai's warmhearted Soup Day (2010), while mother is at work, a father and child spend the day making pizza using homegrown vegetables and homemade dough. Read full book review >

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SOUP DAY by Melissa  Iwai
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Ordinariness made extraordinary. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Iwai's writing debut beautifully depicts the loving relationship between a mother and daughter as they go about a winter ritual—making soup. Read full book review >

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HANNA’S CHRISTMAS by Melissa Peterson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"An entertaining Christmas tale meant to tie in to a line of mail-order clothing, but not much more. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hanna's family has to move to America from Sweden right before Christmas, and Hanna is terribly homesick, at least until a surprise gift from her Grandmother shows up in a box full of Christmas goodies. Read full book review >

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PRISSY & POP DECK THE HALLS by Melissa Nicholson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"No silk purse here, just four little piggie ears. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Miniature pigs celebrate the Christmas holiday together in a story illustrated with photographs of the pampered porcine pair. Read full book review >