Search Results: "Murray Shaw"


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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Budding Holmesians not yet ready to tackle the originals will certainly get a taste of what's in store. (map, reading list) (Graphic mystery. 10-12)"
A bit of nautical skullduggery leads to a brutal former sea captain's murder in this graphic adaptation. Read full book review >

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HICKORY DICKORY DOG by Alison Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2014

"Flawed internal logic mars this slight tale. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Following One Two That's My Shoe (2012), Murray again riffs on a traditional nursery rhyme, keeping its cadences while focusing on a day in the life of Zack and his faithful dog, Rufus. Read full book review >

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ONE TWO THAT'S MY SHOE by Alison Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 5, 2012

"Count on repeated readings of this fun and frisky tale. (Picture book. 18 mos.-5)"
In a companion to Apple Pie ABC (2011), Murray reworks another familiar rhyme into a drama pitched perfectly for preschoolers. Read full book review >

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HOW TO MAKE A BIRD by Martine Murray
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2010

"First published in Australia in 2003, the novel offers an especially vivid sense of place—the harsh but open rural landscape and densely populated yet lonely, urban Melbourne. (Fiction. YA)"
Setting off at dawn, carrying a backpack and wearing a long evening gown, Mannie aims to escape her troubled life in small-town southern Australia. Read full book review >

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DINO DUCKLING by Alison Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"Reassurance for the Dino Duckling in every family. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The ultimate ugly duckling is wonderfully accepted within his family. Read full book review >

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LITTLE MOUSE by Alison Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 18, 2013

"Youngsters will clamor for more as they climb into a lap and ask to also be called their mommy's little mouse. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Murray captures a young girl's changing moods—from feeling big and bold to little and cuddly—in this playful, empathetic story. Read full book review >

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FAIRY FELICITY'S MOONLIGHT ADVENTURE by Alison Murray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Sparkly mollusk fluid aside, expect a book that hits its own sweet spot fairy-ly well. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Surprise birthday party? Check. Fairies? Check. Inoffensive follow-the-line conceit? Check and check! Read full book review >

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RELATIVE DANGER by June Shaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 13, 2006

"In her maiden voyage, Cealia, whose angst certainly rings true, meets a mystery that will keep you guessing along with her."
A businesswoman arrives in Chicago to attend her granddaughter's graduation, little knowing that she'll need to solve a murder before she can leave town alive. Read full book review >

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NEWORLD PAPERS by KB Shaw
Released: Aug. 10, 2013

"An adventurous tale set in a unique, alien world populated by fascinating creatures, though some of the characters aren't quite as vivacious."
Shaw (AAA Pest Control, 2013, etc.) sets a thoughtful coming-of-age tale on a faraway planet, where terraforming has transformed a small continent into an Earth-like habitat but left vast stretches of wilderness and ocean teeming with life forms. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW OF HEAVEN by Bob Shaw
Released: Feb. 15, 1993

"Hard to swallow, sometimes, with too many implausible gadgets; otherwise, professionally burnished if more than a tad stolid."
Revised edition of a 1969 paperback from the Belfast-born British resident author of Dark Night in Toyland, The Peace Machine, etc. In the 21st century, an unknown enemy has dusted the world's croplands with lethal herbicides. Read full book review >

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DEADLY REUNION by June Shaw
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 20, 2011

"Cealie's dithering is a bit annoying, but the killer comes as a surprise."
A mini-class reunion on an Alaskan cruise is a disaster from day one. Read full book review >