Search Results: "Pierr Morgan"


BOOK REVIEW

MORGAN by Jean Strouse
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"Especially at a time when American wealth and monopoly again reign, this life of a notable dollar-diplomat is most welcome. (b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A superbly researched, well-written biography of a great—and, in the author's view, somewhat misrepresented—figure in American history. J. Pierpont Morgan's (1837—1913) every touch, it seemed, yielded pure gold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE NINE DAYS WONDER by Marilyn Hollinshead
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 1994

"A nifty introduction to Shakespeare's world and its robust humor. (Picture book. 5-10)"
The actor Will Kemp, known for his clowning in Shakespeare's plays, also actually danced from London to Norwich in 1601. Read full book review >

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CORNFIELD HIDE-AND-SEEK by Christine Widman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 8, 2003

"This is a mixed bag at best—only worth a look if you need a slim, southern story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
On a too-hot day, Mattie, Li'l Will, Junie May, and Grampy one by one abandon their chores to hide in the cornfield. Read full book review >

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THE BELLS OF SANTA LUCIA by Gus Cazzola
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 7, 1991

"Morgan's broad, soft-edged lines, sunny colors, and bold design are an excellent complement. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A mini-novel of a story set in picturesque time past: Lucinda loves her village's many bells until after her beloved granny, Nonna, dies; Nonna has used a hand bell to call for help, and in her grief Lucinda rejects all bells. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOE MORGAN by Joe Morgan
NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 1993

"A winner all the way. (Photographs)"
Acutely intelligent baseball memoir by retired second-baseman Morgan, now a commentator for ESPN, and freelance baseball writer Falkner (The Short Season, 1986). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KIDS LIKE US by Carole Lexa Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"A sure-fire impetus for rousing make-believe play! (Picture book. 3-6)"
As the yellow bus pulls away into the drizzle, it leaves behind a cluster of energetic youngsters at preschool, ready for a day of playacting. Read full book review >

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THE SQUIGGLE by Carole Lexa Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Schaefer (In the Children's Garden, 1994, etc.) strives a bit too hard in the sound effects, but for the right performer, this could be a fabulous read-aloud. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Splendid, vibrant illustrations exhibiting a Chinese influence dance through this tribute to the imagination of one small girl. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAD MORGAN by Kerry Newcomb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2000

"Flagrant overwriting, derivative plotting: a swashbuckler indeed."
Once again, the prolific Newcomb (coauthor: The Ghosts of Elkhorn, 1982, etc.) rounds up black-hearted villains, lionhearted heroes, and bosomy beauties for his 30-plus action-adventure tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BILLIE MORGAN by Joolz Denby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Stunningly original, this is amphetamine fiction—crazy, fast and addictive."
A gloriously written tale about decidedly inglorious goings-on—mayhem and murder among Brit biker gangs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHILDREN'S GARDEN by Carole Lexa Schaefer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"This charming look at a cooperative project outdoors in fresh air and sunshine captures the appeal of gardening and may inspire children to plant some seeds of their own. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-7)"
A multiethnic group of five children plants and cares for their own neighborhood garden in a city setting. Read full book review >