Search Results: "Rachael Mortimer"


BOOK REVIEW

SONG FOR A PRINCESS by Rachael Mortimer
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"A quiet jewel about friendship and renewal, this is a princess story without the usual clichés as well as a tale that shows the beauty and regenerative power of words. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In this original fairy tale, a little brown bird that loves words listens intently as a princess and her friend tell each other stories and play in the garden. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BABY COLORS by Rachael Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2009

"The subtlety of some of the color differentiations (orange and yellow are awfully close in hue) and busyness of other compositions demonstrates, however, that the board-book dollar would still be better spent on the fortuitously timed reprint of Margaret Miller's I Love Colors. (6-12 mos.)"
Adorable babies (is there any other kind?), mostly white but some with darker skin, cavort on different-colored backgrounds to a pretty standard doggerel praisesong: "Lovely baby, / wiggly toes, / stops to smell / a sweet RED rose." Read full book review >

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DEAR LUPIN by Roger Mortimer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Entertaining letters that reflect genuine concern and love despite the rarely taken advice."
Epistolary commentary from a father to his son. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS MOUSE by Anne Mortimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"No new territory here, but a very cute mouse having a very merry Christmas all the same. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little mouse perched on a pecan tart and staring out at the reader forms the intriguing cover illustration for this rhyming exploration of a mouse-sized Christmas celebration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE REVENGE PLAYBOOK by Rachael Allen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 16, 2015

"A deceptively light look at the dark side of football culture. (Fiction. 12-18)"
When boys on the football team start dumping their girlfriends, the girls team up to get revenge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SOUND OF BUTTERFILES by Rachael King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"As lush and captivating as the jungle in which it is set."
In this debut novel about love, betrayal and devotion, King offers a vibrant portrayal of a jungle inner-world and the characters who roam within it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CITY MOON by Rachael Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Wonder-filled and delightful. (Picture book. 2-6)"
A mother and child search for the moon on an evening walk in the city. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KIMMY'S MARVELOUS WIND-CATCHING WONDER by Linda Glaser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"An upbeat esteem booster and discussion starter. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The eponymous wonder is a rather mundane paper kite, created and eventually flown by Kimmy, a young brown-skinned girl with two long, black braids. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"Aside from the often corny narrative, the author provides an original contribution to the history of Civil War spying."
A well-documented biography of one of Allan Pinkerton's detectives and a successful Union spy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 4, 2001

"Pure pleasure."
In the third installment of his autobiography, the ex-barrister Mortimer (The Sound of Trumpets, 1999, etc.) focuses on a year spent as a scriptwriter for hire, fundraiser for the Royal Court Theater, advocate for penal reform, and crippled, nearly blind old liberal staggering around Tony Blair's new Britain. Read full book review >