Search Results: "Rose Fyleman"


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MICE by Rose Fyleman
by Rose Fyleman, illustrated by Lois Ehlert
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"The simple, rhyming text, very large print and crisp, vibrant images make this one an excellent choice for sharing with your favorite group of toddlers or preschoolers. (Picture book. 3-5)"
This fresh interpretation of a classic poem is a charmer. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2004

"All in all, the rhymes aren't particularly funny or memorable—a middling sort of collection in a crowded genre. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Fyleman, best known in the US for her poem "A Fairy Went A-Marketing," was a well-known children's writer and editor in England in the first decades of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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I TEXT DEAD PEOPLE by Rose Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"Good, ghostly fun. (Paranormal suspense. 9-12)"
Thirteen-year-old Anna has just moved into the creepy mansion next to the cemetery and has hopes of making friends in her posh new school. Read full book review >

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CAMELOT BURNING by Kathryn Rose
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 8, 2014

"Part Arthurian high fantasy, part steampunk, laced with belle epoque drug- and absinthe-fueled decadence—the concept's so high it floats, but that doesn't mean people will want to jump up and catch it. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
It's not your father's Camelot: Tattooed knights in eye makeup and piercings party hearty, downing absinthe and ogling hussies. Read full book review >

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KIMCHI AND CALAMARI by Rose Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Seasoned with familiar angst-provoking adolescent preoccupations—dating and embarrassing parents—Joseph's story makes for an entertaining fictional stew. (Fiction. 9-13)"
When his eighth-grade class is assigned to write about their ancestors' journey to America, Joseph Calderaro has a problem: Who are his ancestors? Read full book review >

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ROCKY ROAD by Rose Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 8, 2010

"Readers who connected with Lisa Schroeder's It's Raining Cupcakes (2010) will find this familiar terrain. (ice-cream recipes, 'Ice Cream Flavors and the Inner You') (Fiction. 8-12)"
Yet another story about a gutsy and resourceful girl who overcomes her dysfunctional family environment with hard work and the help of her community. Read full book review >

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DEATH OF A BUS DRIVER by Leon Rose
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 5, 2011

"Rose's novel, though possessing a strong setup and well-built premise, is undone by its flawed protagonists."
Retirement is no excuse to let crimes go unsolved; at least that's what Alan Golden, a former investigative reporter and now-blind retiree, thinks in Rose's debut novel, a mystery revolving around the title's eponymous event. Read full book review >

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LIP SERVICE by M.J. Rose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Corny beyond belief, but amusing nevertheless, Rose's journey into the shallow waters of modern lust will keep you turning the pages. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
A debut novel, originally self-published last year, by former ad-woman (and Harlequin Romance account exec) Rose, who constructs a psychological thriller out of a sheltered housewife's sudden immersion in the world of telephone sex. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Sometimes, as the author writes in this charming debut, it's good to just shut up and dance."
Fans of Falcon Crest will be happy to see Vickie Gioberti back onstage with relationship advice. Read full book review >

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SEDUCTION by M.J. Rose
Released: May 7, 2013

"Much déjà vu about nothing."
Rose (The Book of Lost Fragrances, 2012, etc.) fails to breathe new life into her latest offering, which includes themes and characters introduced in previous stories and rehashes discussions about reincarnation, Jungian psychology and olfactory sensations. Read full book review >

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THE YEAR OF READING PROUST by Phyllis Rose
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 8, 1997

"Perhaps the best part of the book is its opening chapter, in which Rose, having overcome her own inability to penetrate Proust, explains richly how one can do so, and why it is worthwhile."
Proust is less the subject of Rose's pleasurable, rambling memoir than its guiding spirit, whose wisdom and worldview Rose invokes as she reviews the travails and satisfactions of a year in her life. Read full book review >

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TEMPORARY SANITY by Rose Connors
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 2003

"Devotees of Cape Cod wildlife, even in December, may be sorry Marty so rarely leaves the courtroom. For fans of legal intrigue, though, it doesn't get any better than this."
No sophomore slump for Connors: this courtroom sequel to Absolute Certainty (2002) moves her up to the big time. Read full book review >