Search Results: "Nan Marino"


BOOK REVIEW

HIDING OUT AT THE PANCAKE PALACE by Nan Marino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2013

"Her audience will eat it up. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A pair of not-yet-teenagers finds common ground searching for their personal music in New Jersey's Pinelands. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2009

"Also real is the fact that Tammy's tenacity is never fully appreciated, even as she softens her principles and becomes slightly more understanding than seemed possible in the beginning. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
It's the summer of 1969, when astronauts land on the moon, and Tamara Ann Simpson is not having a good time. Read full book review >

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FOLLOWING PAPA'S SONG by Gianna Marino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2014

"This beautifully executed book about the bond between father and child that can be as deep as the darkest sea and powerful enough to help navigate in times of trouble will resonate with readers both young and old. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young whale awaits the call for his first migration with a mix of concern and anticipation, but Papa's strong reassuring presence and sage advice make for an exhilarating journey. Read full book review >

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ZOOPA by Gianna Marino
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A great choice for self-starters or small groups. (Picture book. 4-6)"
In this lively, engaging debut, an alphabetical menagerie, drawn naturalistically but with big, expressive eyes and mobile features, gathers around (or, sometimes, in) a bowl of tomato-colored alphabet soup. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM THE MOUNTAIN MOUSE by Gianna Marino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A rib-tickling addition to the mouse-adventure genre. (Picture book. 3-5)"
In four short stories, headstrong Mountain Mouse cavalierly dares to tread where wiser mice fear to go. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAGIC AND MISERY by Peter Marino
FICTION
Released: April 15, 2009

"The novel's conclusion is less than satisfying, and will leave readers wondering why they chose to stick it out in the first place. (Fiction. YA)"
Self-conscious Toni Jo crushed hard on her best friend Pan until she found out he was gay. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 1999

"A dramatic story, well told, of an authentic hero who has been rightly dubbed 'America's Oskar Schindler.'"
The stirring story of an American journalist who, working in Vichy France, helped thousands of artists and intellectuals, including Hannah Arendt, Heinrich Mann and Marc Chagall, escape Nazi persecution. Read full book review >

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SPLOTCH by Gianna Marino
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Despite the dead fish, this isn't about grief; it's about anxious, humane, funny attempts to protect loved ones from sadness. (Picture book. 5-8)"
How identifiable is an individual goldfish, anyway? Read full book review >

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A BOY, A BALL, AND A DOG by Gianna Marino
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 2016

"A glad frolic, perfect for a windy day. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A game of catch between a boy and his dog takes an unexpected turn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I’LL SING YOU ONE-O by Nan Gregory
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2006

"A unique voice, and fresh, beautifully written story. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Gemma's thoughts flow with lyricism from beginning to end. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Sacred Oath Chronicles - Book 2 by Nan Cederman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 10, 2014

"Despite a strong mythology, this sequel falters, spinning its wheels rather than advancing the plot."
A mystical tribe's search for their prophesied homeland continues in Cederman's (The Sacred Oath Chronicles, Book 1: Sway of the Moon, 2012) second novel in her New-Age fantasy series. Read full book review >