Search Results: "Nanette McGuinness"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"This publishes simultaneously with #2, The Secret of the Sphinx (ISBN: 978-1-59707-159-8). (Graphic fiction. 6-10)"
The screamingly popular chapter-book series about a timorous mouse who nevertheless gets drawn into adventure after adventure makes its U.S. debut in graphic form. Read full book review >

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THE LAST HUNDRED DAYS by Patrick McGuinness
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2012

"A clunky debut lacking suspense."
The final months of Ceaucescu's dictatorship in Romania, as seen by a young British expat. Read full book review >

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THE SEA WITH NO SHIPS by Frank McGuinness
Released: June 5, 2000

"Packed with history and supposition, these 36 inventive and diverse poems explore the temporal nature of beauty and love with both intelligence and cunning."
It is no surprise that Dubliner McGuinness is best known as a playwright of both original works (The Factory Girls and Dolly West's Kitchen) and adaptations (the Tony-winning A Doll's House), for his best poems are lyric monologues written in the voices of public or historical figures: "A Woman Untouched" is about a contemporary Helen of Troy, for example, while "Rosa O'Doherty" portrays the life of a 17th-century Irishwoman. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

Rotten Ralph's soul mate, introduced in Bad Cat (2003), returns for more seeming mischief that always, as if by magic, turns into happy endings. Read full book review >

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ORPHAN IN AMERICA by Nanette L. Avery
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2014

"A beautifully written, effortlessly measured historical novel."
Three generations of a family venture west in this engaging, intricately embroidered 19th-century historical epic by Avery (Jars in a Pioneer Town, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

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THERE'S A BEAR IN THE BATH! by Nanette Newman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"A jaunty readaloud that would also be especially appropriate for dramatic play. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's the dialogue that shines in this British actor's story about a little girl who finds a huge bear in her garden and, at his forthright, childlike prompting, invites him in. ``Jam'' helps himself to food, turns on the radio, teaches Liza to tango, decries the absence of trees in her bedroom, and generally talks and behaves like an outspoken two-year-old. Read full book review >

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NANETTE'S BAGUETTE by Mo Willems
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Laugh-out-loud fun for all. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Hilarious complications ensue when Nanette's mom gives her the responsibility of buying the family baguette. Read full book review >

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RHODE ISLAND RED by Charlotte Carter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 30, 1997

"Still, she's its best selling point, since the search for Rhode Island Red, though sweet and sad, is also shapeless and unmysterious."
Nanette knows better than to bring home Sig, a white guy who bad-mouths her street sax-playing. Read full book review >

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ASHLEY BRYAN by Ashley  Bryan
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"When he concludes, 'I've enjoyed walking the island with you,' readers will believe him. (Autobiography. 9 & up)"
A joyous photo of the author with outstretched arms on the cover invites readers to join him on a walk through his life, present and past. Read full book review >

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WHAT WILL YOU BE, GRANDMA? by Nanette Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"Ideal as a beginning exploration of fantasy or as a discussion starter about future careers. (Picture book.3-5)"
Little Lily asks her beloved grandma, "What do you think you'll be when you grow up?" Read full book review >

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COQ AU VIN by Charlotte Carter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 1999

"Nan's second case works less well as a whodunit than as a nostalgic tour of black Paris, and a salute to Black History Month."
Nanette Hayes's mother is practically in tears. Read full book review >