Search Results: "Mordecai-Mark Mac Low"


BOOK REVIEW

INSIDE STARS by Andra Serlin Abramson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A steady look into the high frontier, well above average in both content and design. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
This slender survey of the observable universe spreads itself a little thin but features plenty of foldouts and dramatic sky art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MORDECAI by Emily Bingham
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"Depicted with precision and sympathy: the adventures of a single family prove to also be the story of how America changed Judaism in the 19th century. (16 pp. b&w illustrations, not seen)"
Bingham's debut presents Jews in knee-breeches and hoop skirts, capturing the chosen people's romance with America in a family history through three generations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES & MAC by Cricket Design
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2013

"Certainly entertaining and visually appealing, but the mystery is resolved through chance rather than clear detective work. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
With the appeal of a Saturday-morning cartoon, this app will draw in kids—but leave them wishing for more. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAC & CHEESE by Jaimes Proimos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Needs more flavor. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Although their names suggest that they're an obvious pair, Mac and Cheese are an odd couple through and through. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRACTOR MAC SAVES CHRISTMAS by Billy Steers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Children who already love the Little Blue Truck series will be ready to move on to a holiday celebration with Tractor Mac. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this entry in the Tractor Mac series, the anthropomorphic red tractor assists with transporting a gigantic evergreen tree into town for the annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FINN MAC COOL by Morgan Llywelyn
Released: March 1, 1994

"Not surprisingly, then, the result lacks magic, in both the figurative and the literal sense."
Another Irish historical from Llywelyn (The Last Prince of Ireland, 1992; Lion of Ireland, 1980, etc.), this tale goes back 1,700 years to rework the story of the legendary warrior Finn Mac Cool. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. MAC AND ME by Esther Freud
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"A touching coming-of-age story, powerfully but gracefully infused with a spirit of place, which also pays tribute to a revered artist."
For a teenage boy living on the coast of England in 1914, change is everywhere. Freud's (Lucky Break, 2011, etc.) evocative new novel intermingles the dawning consciousness of an imaginative, creative child, who meets a real artist, with the irreversible alteration brought to a small community by the start of World War I.
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BOOK REVIEW

LOW ROAD by Eddie B. Allen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Important initial research into a writer—and a genre—in need of further serious attention. (8 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
Moderately successful attempt to reconstruct the short life of a drug user, pusher, pimp, and felon who, upon his release from prison, penned 16 books (Whoreson, Never Die Alone, etc.) that fictionalized his criminal street life and sold millions of copies, mostly to urban African-Americans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOW SONG by Eve Merriam
by Eve Merriam, illustrated by Pam Paparone
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"The rich language, rhyme, and rhythm of the text make this an engaging story for preschoolers and a logical choice for new readers too, who might try writing their own 'High Song' sequels. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Merriam (Where's That Cat, 2000, etc.) has a poet's gift for the sort of lively language play that delights young children with just a few well-chosen words, such as "Heels / Wheels / Flippery seals and slippery eels." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOW COUNTRY by Anne Rivers Siddons
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

"A treat for Siddons fans. ($250,000 ad/promo; radio, TV & print satellite tour)"
Familiar ground for the prolific Siddons (Up Island, 1997, etc.), though her latest saga of the South replaces gothic melodrama with well-honed emotion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Some will be offended, but this groundbreaking volume's artistic merit is indisputable."
A welcome opportunity for book readers to discover the pleasures of a periodical that was to the Reagan-Bush era what Evergreen Review was to the 1950s. Read full book review >