Search Results: "Peter George Markwith"


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FATHER'S SECRET by Peter George Markwith
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2012

"A quick pace and likable protagonists make this paranormal treasure hunt a delightful summer escape."
The tale of a mysterious, fateful summer in Newport, R.I. that blends historical fact and supernatural phenomena. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 12, 2012

"A well-organized, brief synopsis of publishing basics, and handy to keep on an e-reader."
This short guide covers the nuts and bolts of getting a book published, whether by a publisher or on your own. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Accessible, wise, and richly humorous. (Folk Tales. 9-12)"
Akbar the Emperor draws a line across the floor and challenges his jester Birbal to make it shorter without erasing anything. Read full book review >

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MORE STORIES TO SOLVE by George Shannon
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 26, 1991

"Notes on sources. (Folklore. 5-12)"
Like Stories to Solve (1985), a collection of very brief riddle-stories, each with its solution given after a page turn. Read full book review >

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A DAY AT DAMP CAMP by George Ella Lyon
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"What drives the book is the design alone; it may not be enough to keep and hold readers. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A book of pictures and rhymes about life in a girls' camp, highly original in style, but sadly undistinguished in substance, from veteran collaborators (Dreamplace, 1993, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE TRAGEDY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION by George Soros
NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2014

"For economics and policy wonks, to be sure, but with interesting insights into the functioning of one of the world's most powerful—and potentially far more so—economic blocs."
Can the European Union be saved? So ponders financier Soros (Financial Turmoil in Europe and the United States, 2012, etc.), who fears that the unifying project of the euro "has gone badly wrong." Read full book review >

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SLEEPSONG by George Ella Lyon
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 6, 2009

"Words and images together create a gentle rock-a-bye rhythm, topping off a collaborative effort that should grace all children's collections. (lyrics and music) (Picture book. 0-3)"
Lyon's sonorous words meld with Catalanotto's dreamy gouache-and-watercolor paintings in this tender lullaby. Read full book review >

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MOTHER TO TIGERS by George Ella Lyon
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"A photograph on the back cover of the author at the Bronx Zoo as a ten-year-old, holding a book by Helen Martini, adds another personal note. (Picture book. 4-9)"
This true story, although slight, will go right to the hearts of young animal lovers. Read full book review >

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NO DESSERT FOREVER! by George Ella Lyon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 24, 2006

"An offbeat winner. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Lyon and Catalanotto capture the experience many children will recognize: What happens when the wrong kid gets the scolding? Read full book review >

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WHO CAME DOWN THAT ROAD? by George Ella Lyon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"A lovely, beautifully crafted book that makes an unusually effective response to a prototypical question. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A mother and child look at a path near their home, ``Just a trace through the woods'' but one that's long been traveled. Read full book review >

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DIARIES by George Orwell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 2012

"Editor Davison (English/De Montfort Univ.) supplies necessary contextual information and footnotes generously, but stays in the shadows and allows us to truly enjoy Orwell's impressive chronicles."
A co-editor of George Orwell's Complete Works offers a lushly annotated edition of Orwell's diaries from 1931 to 1949. Read full book review >