Search Results: "Rose Fyleman"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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M.J. ROSE - LA MAGIE ET L’AMOUR
by Bobbi Dumas

If you’ve followed my writing/reviews/blog for any length of time, there are a few things you may have picked up about me and my preferred reading.

I love Paris. I love books set during WWI, WWII, and the interwar years. I love stories with a magical element. And I certainly like an interesting twist.

So it should come ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BETTER THAN SANE by Alison Rose
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2004

"Not enough evidence of life here to warrant CPR."
A memoir from magazine writer Rose that tells us more about who she knows than who she is—and not much in either case. Read full book review >

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MODIGLIANI by June Rose
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 21, 1991

"Despite the somewhat misleading subtitle, this is not a paean to la vie de la bohäme, but a tragic story of art transcending life. (Eight color, 64 b&w illustrations.)"
Colorful biography of the painter Amedeo Modigliani (1884- 1920), set against the art world of Paris during the first two decades of the century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2007

"A twisty second half livens things up, but most readers will likely not make it that far."
Two actual murders and a third fictional one collide with the dark world of Edgar Allen Poe in this uneven historical mystery by Rose (Kill Kill Faster Faster, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >