Search Results: "Molly McQuade"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"Chatty, casual, and often digressive, McQuade introduces a wild civility to the public discourse on poetry."
paper 1-889330-26-4 A former contributing editor here at Kirkus and a poet in her own right, McQuade (An Unsentimental Education, not reviewed) adds to Poetry Month her unique blend of familiar essay and literary profile in this collection of light and jaunty pieces mostly about contemporary verse. Read full book review >

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BARBARISM by Molly McQuade
Released: May 15, 2000

"Instead, what we get is a sort of educated Hopkinsesque greeting card verse, humorless and a trifle fatuous."
It is always surprising and frustrating when someone who turns out sprightly and polished prose publishes a book of verse that is something less. Read full book review >

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GOOD TIMES WITH TEDDY BEAR by Jacqueline McQuade
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Beginning readers will appreciate the large captions but find the story lacking; it will appeal most to preschoolers seeking comfort and reassurance. (Picture book. 3-7)"
McQuade (Christmas with Teddy Bear, 1996, etc.) narrates the events of Teddy Bear's day, beginning with breakfast in bed and ending with tucking back in for another night's sleep. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS WITH TEDDY BEAR by Jacqueline McQuade
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Starring a hero who is a close relation of Jane Hissey's Old Bear (1986), this is a small, affectionate book. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Christmas With Teddy Bear ($12.99; Oct. 1996; 32 pp.; 0-8037-2075- 0): Teddy Bear and his pet cat anticipate and then celebrate a very traditional (but quite secular) Christmas. Read full book review >

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FLORA AND THE FLAMINGO by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Courageous use of white space—several pages contain a solitary waterlily—and a confident animated style are used to good effect in this sweet story of a young girl and her unlikely mentor. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Klutzy but endearing Flora (dumpily clad in swimsuit, bathing cap and flippers) and a dancing flamingo are the protagonists of this whimsical, wordless tale, which will have special appeal for budding ballerinas. Read full book review >

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YELLOW BALL by Molly Bang
by Molly Bang, illustrated by Molly Bang
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 1991

"A wonderfully satisfying book. (Picture book. 0-7)"
Captioned with the simplest of texts—just an occasional word or a phrase—a warm picture-story about what happens to a favorite toy: a beach ball as round and yellow as children imagine the sun to be. Read full book review >

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FLORA AND THE PENGUIN by Molly Idle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Funny and charming—a winning, worthy follow-up. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The irrepressible Flora returns for an encore avian duet, this time on ice with a penguin.
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MY LIGHT by Molly Bang
by Molly Bang, illustrated by Molly Bang
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Backmatter offers further detail on fossil fuel and solar power. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Told poetically from the perspective of the sun, Bang's latest illuminates electricity and explains how humans harness energy from water, wind, earth, and sun. Read full book review >

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COMMON GROUND by Molly Bang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"It's a timely, provocative message, housed in a small, weighty book. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Conservation and responsibility for our shared natural resources is the heart of an allegory that inspires respect for the environment, described tidily in simple terms. Read full book review >

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ONE FALL DAY by Molly Bang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"A beautiful and intriguing book with much to discover at any age. (Picture book. 1-6)"
The ever-inventive Bang (two Caldecott Honors) uses some of her favorite images in a deceptively simple bedtime story with several layers of visual and conceptual meaning. Read full book review >

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STONE GARDEN by Molly Moynahan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Second-novelist Moynahan (Parting Is All We Know of Heaven, 1989) has a wonderful ear for how kids talk and think, but her tearjerker with a veiled spiritual message suffers from a surfeit of sensitive and caring characters sharing their earnest, profound thoughts."
A teenaged girl comes to terms with her grief over the random murder of the boy she loves. Read full book review >

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WILD LIFE by Molly Gloss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2000

"Never has there been a more authentic, persuasive, or moving evocation of this elusive legend: a masterpiece."
Cigar-smoking, feminist writer of dime-store adventure novels for women meets Bigfoot in 1905: from the author of The Jump-off Creek (1989) and The Dazzle of Day (1997). Read full book review >