Search Results: "Patricia Maloney Markun"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LITTLE PAINTER OF SABANA GRANDE by Patricia Maloney Markun
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1993

"Pleasant and unusual. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Fernando's teacher has told him how to make paint with natural materials—charcoal, berries, clay—so that he can continue with his art during the vacation; the one thing lacking is paper. Read full book review >

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PATRICIA VON PLEASANTSQUIRREL by James Proimos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Illustrated with simple cartoons in yellow, purple and gray, this tongue-in-cheek mini-epic will have parents and younger fans of Proimos' offbeat Johnny Mutton tales snickering. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Inspired by a certain children's classic about a "silly boy with no social graces" who becomes king of the Wild Things, snotty young Patricia decides to leave home in search of the princessdom she is sure that she deserves. Read full book review >

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THE SELECTED STORIES OF PATRICIA HIGHSMITH by Patricia Highsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

This massive tome reprints five of the seven complete collections of short stories by Highsmith (1921-95), together with a brief introduction by Graham Greene excerpted from a sixth. Read full book review >

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READY RABBIT GETS READY! by Brenna Maloney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 5, 2015

"Kids might want to make stuffed rabbit toys of their own after meeting this beguiling bunny. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In this quirky story illustrated with photographs, a stuffed toy named Ready Rabbit invents wildly imaginative activities to delay getting ready for school. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"The book tells the story of a young man's life in a way that will make readers almost forget his cerebral palsy—but they'll want to remember."
An engaging memoir from a man who has lived 26 years with cerebral palsy. Read full book review >

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NICE TRY by Shane Maloney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2000

"Tight pace, believable dialogue, terrific puzzle: Melbourne may have missed the Olympics, but they have a first-rate amateur sleuth."
Labor Party electorate officer Murray Whelan thinks he's got it made in the Australian shade. Read full book review >

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THE BRUSH-OFF by Shane Maloney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1998

"The best news of all may be Murray's hint that plenty of bodies remain buried for the sequel."
Melbourne, 1989. Read full book review >

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STIFF by Shane Maloney
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 1999

"Americans willing to take in the dirty linen of the political system Down Under will come away with a middling mystery, some finely honed action scenes, and an earful of Maloney's lovely epitomes of the Australian Labor Party, 'an organization which, next to itself, loves the working man best.'"
It's no skin off Murray Whelan's nose when gargantuan Ekrem Bayraktar, shift supervisor at the Pacific Pastoral meat-packing plant in Coolaroo, is found squeezed among the higher-grade meats in Pacific's #3 freezer. Read full book review >

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PHILOMENA'S NEW GLASSES by Brenna Maloney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"An innovative and amusing story that will appeal to owners of guinea pigs, children with newly acquired glasses, and anyone with a sister. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A guinea pig named Philomena requires prescription eyeglasses, setting off a competition with her sisters in the acquisition of fashionable accessories. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Courageous and emotionally intense."
The follow-up to Calcaterra's bestselling Etched in Sand: A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island (2013). Read full book review >