Search Results: "Mildred Leinweber Dawson"


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OVER HERE IT'S DIFFERENT by Mildred Leinweber Dawson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"Many b&w photos—candid and portrait shots, plus earlier family pictures—complement the upbeat, sympathetic text. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
A journalistic portrait of a Dominican family now living in Queens, focusing especially on 11-year-old Carolina Liranzo. Read full book review >

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MILDRED PIERCE by James M. Cain
Released: Sept. 22, 1941

"Sure sales and rentals."
The author of The Postman Always Rings Twice and Serenade turns from the shock technique of both of these to present an incisive, full length portrait of a woman in business, and her emotional dependency on her coldblooded, greedy, captious daughter — Veda. Read full book review >

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AWESOME DAWSON by Chris Gall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"Aimed squarely at small boys, this is action, adventure and imagination with a positive message. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An inventive reuser builds a cleaning robot that threatens to eat his town. Read full book review >

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MILDRED PIERCED by Stuart M. Kaminsky
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2003

"More somber than Toby's usual antic fare, perhaps out of respect for Ruth."
Detective to the stars Toby Peters (To Catch a Spy, 2002, etc.) finds a client tougher than he is when he investigates the death of his officemate's wife. Read full book review >

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MILDRED AND SAM by Sharleen Collicott
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"While the length of the chapters and complexity of language is better suited for more assured readers, the fanciful themes and vibrant illustrations make this an enjoyable romp to share as a read aloud. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
A persnickety house-mouse frets about the size of her burrow in this colorful beginning reader. Read full book review >

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MILDRED AND SAM GO TO SCHOOL by Sharleen Collicott
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2008

"The bland illustrations are at their best during the dream sequences. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Over three short chapters, Mildred and Sam the mice send their brood off to school, on a field trip to the pond and on an imaginary trip to Saturn. Read full book review >

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MILDRED AND SAM AND THEIR BABIES by Sharleen Collicott
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"The caring parents, reassuring refrain, and satisfying ending all help this mid-level easy reader to stand out, and the story will also work well as a read-aloud for younger children. (Easy reader. 5-8)"
Eight baby mice are born to Mildred and Sam in the second entry in this I Can Read series. Read full book review >

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DAISY DAWSON IS ON HER WAY! by Steve Voake
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Meserve's abundant comical sketches add bounce to this already-sweet wisp of a tale that gladdens the heart. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Daisy, small for her age, has a big imagination, one that often leads her to dawdling during flights of fancy. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Based on a real case, this admirable historical novel is unique for the perspective it lends to the Revolution and its profound impact on the lives of all Americans. (Fiction. 12+)"
Slavery in the years of the American Revolution, an era of unexpected freedoms against the backdrop of war, by the author of Darkness (p. 1503). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2002

"Still, Walter gives young readers a lot to think about, and they'll be rooting for Ray to succeed in reuniting his family. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A boy of Creole descent goes to a family reunion, where he develops a relationship with his estranged grandfather and learns the history of his people. Read full book review >

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MISSISSIPPI CHALLENGE by Mildred Pitts Walter
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"Source notes; bibliography; index not seen. (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
A compelling account of the voting-rights struggles of the African-Americans of Mississippi, presenting comprehensive information (including ``Freedom Summer'') and ending somewhat abruptly in the mid-60's. Read full book review >

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BODY OF KNOWLEDGE by Carol Dawson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Once again, Dawson proves herself an astonishingly accomplished novelist very early in her career. (Author tour)"
Dawson (The Waking Spell, 1992) masterfully incorporates her central Texas characters into a magical, multigenerational, utterly mesmerizing struggle between good and evil. Read full book review >