Search Results: "Moira Munro"


BOOK REVIEW

BALLERINA DREAMS by Janey Louise Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"A sugary dessert for preteen readers who love ballet, with a spoonful of whipped cream thrown in for pony fans. (Fiction. 8-11)"
In her third outing, Katie faces disruptions to her well-ordered life from the new girl in class. Read full book review >

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SNOW DAY by Moira Fain
by Moira Fain, illustrated by Moira Fain
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

Fain's first book for children, demure and even stilted in text and art, attempts to teach a lesson about self-expression. Read full book review >

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LABOR OF LOVE by Moira Weigel
NON-FICTION
Released: May 17, 2016

"An earnest plea to think about love mindfully."
Dating undermines authenticity, the author claims. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2016

"A step-by-step, concept-by-concept approach to making corporate endeavors work."
A detailed handbook delivers advice on increasing the focus and efficiency of team projects in the business world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 20, 1997

"Still, a frightening look into what happens when pop psychology is mistaken for therapy, and when the dubious fruits of that therapy are mistaken for truth. (Author tour)"
An utterly captivating story of wine, wealth, and a family destroyed by accusations of incest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REBEL HEART by Moira Young
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Where Blood Red Road (2011) was fast-paced and chaotic, this meandering book just bogs down. (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 12 & up)"
Good post-apocalyptic fiction raises questions about humankind's capacity to learn from its mistakes, but this thinly-plotted second installment of the Dustlands trilogy is not up to the task. Read full book review >

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HUMPTY DUMPTY by Moira Kemp
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Readers will linger over each tableau on the page as if it were a landscape. (Pop-up. 2-4)"
Humpty Dumpty ($12.99; Oct. 1996; 10 pp.; 0-525-67540-X): Here's one version of this verse where the egg hero doesn't end up scrambled! Read full book review >

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WAITING FOR LINDSAY by Moira Forsyth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Despite clumsy foreshadowing, a sensitive take of defining family ties forged in childhood by tragedy."
Scottish first-novelist Forsyth depicts four adults blighted by a childhood catastrophe who later, in middle age, find things falling apart once again. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 23, 2008

"A jolly good memoir, served with savoir-faire."
Disarmingly bright memoir from a clever food critic. Read full book review >

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BUSY BUILDERS by Roxie Munro
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Enticing as an introduction to insects and spiders. (Nonfiction. 4-9)"
Many-legged home-builders are rendered in remarkable artwork. Read full book review >

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MAZE WAYS by Roxie Munro
by Roxie Munro, illustrated by Roxie Munro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"The author's latest tale is a satisfying follow-up to Amazement Park (2005) for fans and bound to attract newcomers as well. (Picture book. 7-11)"
Munro presents fans of her previous maze challenges new fodder to delight and intrigue. Read full book review >