Search Results: "Robin Muller"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NIGHTWOOD by Robin Muller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 18, 2010

"Tamer than the virulent version by Jane Yolen and Charles Mikolaycak (Tam Lin, 1990), this does not include Elaine's pregnancy, instead relying on the artwork to picture her pining away for her love. (Folktale. 7-10)"
In this lush retelling of the Celtic tale of Tam Lin, the daughter of the Earl of March is drawn by music to the forest that has become the home of the dreaded Elfin Queen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BADGER’S NEW HOUSE by Robin Muller
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2001

"Lots of charming detail and square footage used as it was meant to be. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A mix of common sense and generosity puts everyone in their rightful space. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HICKORY, DICKORY, DOCK by Robin Muller
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"There are too many miscellaneous details, the verse isn't especially clever, and the absurdities are neither funny enough nor intriguing enough to be worth puzzling over. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Despite a pretitle vignette of a landscape draped in droopy clocks, the surreal nonsense here is more dada than Dali. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS by Gerda Muller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"The artwork, a cross between Paul Galdone's version (1985) and Emma Chichester Clark's (2010), makes this a charming version you can't bear to be without. (Picture book/fairy tale. 3-7)"
Another "Goldilocks"? Yes, with a fresh take, unusual setting and appealing illustrations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GARDEN IN THE CITY by Gerda Muller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

"A lovely book sure to generate enthusiasm for its subject. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Ben and Caroline are delighted with their new home in an old house with an overgrown, walled yard—now they will be able to make their own gardens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BURN OUT by Marcia Muller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 27, 2008

"A bit more self-deprecating humor than usual from McCone and a crisply woven plot. For those readers tired of the McCone-Ripinsky romance, there's much ado about a burgeoning relationship between McCone and a snickering horse."
Sharon McCone fights depression. Read full book review >

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TILL THE BUTCHERS CUT HIM DOWN by Marcia Muller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1994

"Not up to Wolf in the Shadows (1993)."
No sooner has Sharon McCone cut loose from the All Souls Legal Cooperative to go it on her own—don't worry, it's an amicable divorce; she's still renting space from them—than her old college friend Suits Gordon, scam artist turned corporate messiah, hires her to find out who's trying to kill him. Read full book review >

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A YEAR AROUND THE GREAT OAK by Gerda Muller
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"A charming celebration of the changing seasons. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A massive old oak tree becomes the focus of Benjamin and Anna's seasonal visits to their cousin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DANGEROUS HOUR by Marcia Muller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 28, 2004

"One of Muller's better efforts, with a bonus for cat fanciers in need of step-by-step instructions on caring for a diabetic feline."
Sharon McCone, one of San Francisco's busiest, feistiest shamuses tackles her 23rd case. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLF IN THE SHADOWS by Marcia Muller
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1993

"Despite its elaborate overplotting and often dull, repetitive inner musings, Muller's latest—largely salvaged by its tense and satisfying windup—is absorbing much of the way and vastly more entertaining than the author's recent outings."
San Francisco-based Sharon McCone, ever resourceful investigator for All Souls Legal Cooperative (Pennies on a Dead Woman's Eyes, etc.), finds her courage and ingenuity tested to the max as she faces a pair of major crises. Read full book review >