Search Results: "Robin Morgan"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 2, 1992

"Too valuable to be ignored, but too often testing the reader's patience."
Essays from the editor-in-chief of Ms., including: an interesting look back at the feminist wave she helped start 20 years ago; some fine partisan journalism; and some perfectly dreadful flights of fancy. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Zerner's elegant pen drawings embellish an unusually attractive format featuring decorative initials and tailpieces; her daughter Amy Zerner's colorful jacket art will also attract readers. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A sweet (if purposive) story by the editor of Ms. magazine, couched as a modern sequel to ``The Little Mermaid'': When the Mer-Child hears Andersen's tale, he recognizes it as his parents' story, though important details differ (e.g., his father—a mariner, not a prince—remained faithful). Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 13, 1999

"Poems that are alive to language and burning with passion."
Best known for her radical-feminist polemics, and for editing the seminal Sisterhood Is Powerful, Morgan (The Word of a Woman, 1992, etc.) returns to poetry after a long hiatus, breaking her silence —to parry— rejection by her lover of 15 years. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2013

"Whatever the nuggets of interest, this reads like an endless magazine article in need of editorial shaping and some kind of organizing principle."
A hit-and-miss oral history of the "youthquake" year, from a predominantly British perspective. Read full book review >

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DRAGON PIZZERIA by Mary Morgan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2008

"This playful addition to any fairy-tale collection will be a hit in storytimes. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Two dragons in Fairy Tale Land decide to open a pizza shop. Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN'S BUGS by Mary Morgan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"With its delicate grounding in the real behavior of its humanized animals, this is a charming Beatrix Potter descendant, a perfect stepping stone to Potter's more demanding texts. (Picture book. 1-6)"
A small, sweet book that describes, with disarming simplicity, a little porcupine's adventures on a walk with his mama, a motherly animal person who much resembles Mrs. Tiggy Winkle. Read full book review >

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THE FLYING EMU by Sally Morgan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Glossary. (Folklore. 5-12)"
Dedicated by the aboriginal author to ``all the naughty children in the world,'' 20 lively original stories replete with the mythic stuff of wonder tales—magic, transformation, resurrection, eating alive, disgorging, and other comically earthy workings of the digestive tract—all recounted in an engaging colloquial style. Read full book review >

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SLEEP TIGHT, LITTLE MOUSE by Mary Morgan
ANIMALS
Released: May 13, 2003

In this diminutive charmer, a restless mouseling tells his mama that he'd rather sleep in a bird's nest, in a pile of puppies, a kangaroo's pouch, with bats in a cave, or with a polar bear mama. Read full book review >

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THE FOG OF FORGETTING by G.A. Morgan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2014

"A complex adventure to curl up with on a rainy summer afternoon. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
There's nothing like a foggy island to capture the imagination. Read full book review >

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FALLING KINGDOMS by Morgan Rhodes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"For readers who find George R.R. Martin's epic too much, here's considerably less. Sequels are certain. (Fantasy. 13-17)"
Lips meet, hearts blaze, blood gushes and kingdoms clash in this thoroughly predictable Song of Ice and Fire wannabe. Read full book review >

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THE HIGHWAYMAN’S FOOTSTEPS by Nicola Morgan
FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"With Alfred Noyes's poem 'The Highwayman' as background, Morgan spins an 18th-century tale of suspense and danger starring a sympathetic hero and heroine whose adventures keep the pages turning. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
The runaway son of a wealthy English gentleman and the orphan daughter of a notorious highwayman meet at gunpoint on a deserted moor one dark night in 1761 and form an unlikely alliance. Read full book review >