Search Results: "N.M. Bodecker"


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WATER PENNIES by N.M. Bodecker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 1991

"A pleasure. (Poetry. 6-12)"
From a noted Danish-born poet (d. 1988), a last collection of neatly crafted verse—small poems about small things, mostly insects and the like. Read full book review >

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THE WELL-WISHERS by N.M. Bodecker
Released: March 1, 1960

"Close to the genre of Peter Pan and other English children's books, this should find enthusiastic readers for many more than one season."
Once again the powers of the well which figured so prominently in Magic Or Not assert themselves for the six Connecticut children in their altruistic enterprises. Read full book review >

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MAGIC BY THE LAKE by N.M. Bodecker
Released: April 1, 1957

"They lead to such far flung realms as piracy and boat house dances and, as is the way with magic, leave a final and unexpected reward."
The author of Half Magic is back with his large family, Mark Katherine, Jane, Martha, their mother and their stepfather, Mr. Smith, to transport them to a lake for the summer. Read full book review >

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SEVEN-DAY MAGIC by N.M. Bodecker
Released: Oct. 24, 1962

"The Well Wishers and other Eager favorites."
"The best kind of book" says Barnaby "is a magic book". Read full book review >

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HURRY, HURRY, MARY DEAR by N.M. Bodecker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Blegvad's detailed watercolor drawings of Mary's hard work and her increasingly frazzled appearance in the face of her husband's idleness will delight children, whose sense of poetic justice will be grandly satisfied on the final page. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Pity poor Mary, whose frenzied efforts to prepare for the onslaught of winter leave her red-faced and exhausted! Read full book review >

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KNIGHT'S CASTLE by N.M. Bodecker
Released: Feb. 1, 1955

"It is but a short time from then that Roger and Ann, and their cousins Jack and Eliza have fully entered into the plots of court life, and not only to venture but to grow."
The author of Half Magic goes half magic again in an appealing and successfully executed family story that is also a melange of the modern and the medieval. Read full book review >

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MAGIC OR NOT? by N.M. Bodecker
Released: Feb. 18, 1958

"Edward Eager, once again, concocts a charming story in which fantasy and fact live quite compatibly side by side and in which magic ultimately is defined as the goodness of the heart."
When Laura and her twin brother James move to Silvermine, Connecticut, they are quickly informed of the magic propensities of their garden well by pixyish Lydia. Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1954

"Layer cake."
In a departure from the picture story book age (see Mouse Manor and Red Head) the author sets down a period piece (about 1900) and comes up with a family fantasy that carries off the make believe with assurance. Read full book review >

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BASILISK by N.M. Browne
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2004

"Suspenseful and rather original, marred only by pedestrian language. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Rej, a comber from the squalid caves beneath the city of Lunnzia, and Donna, the courtesan's daughter, form an unlikely alliance to bring back dragons and save the world in this appealing dark fantasy. Read full book review >

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WARRIORS OF CAMLANN by N.M. Browne
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: May 1, 2003

"Like the first installment, this is a page-turner that will leave readers panting for the next in an exciting young adult fantasy series. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Browne offers that rarity: a sequel more polished and engrossing than its predecessor. Read full book review >

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RUNNING ON INSTINCT by N.M. Luiken
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A comic-strip cast, confused plotting, clichéd prose: Running on Instinct is runaway mindlessness."
Inept debut thriller about an evil genius out to purify the species. Read full book review >

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WHITE TRUFFLES IN WINTER by N.M. Kelby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Kelby's prose fits her subject, lusciously rich as the truffles and foie gras that dominate Escoffier's recipes, but sensory overload eventually sets in."
From Kelby (Murder at the Bad Girl's Bar and Grill, 2008, etc.), a fictional biography of the pioneering French chef Auguste Escoffier full of luscious details about his methods, both of cooking and seduction. Read full book review >