Search Results: "Rosemary Lanning"


BOOK REVIEW

ROSEMARY by Kate Clifford Larson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A well-researched, entertaining, and illuminating biography that should take pride of place over another recent Rosemary bio, Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff's The Missing Kennedy."
In-depth coverage of one Kennedy daughter who never gained the spotlight like her siblings. Read full book review >

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ROSEMARY REMEMBERED by Susan Wittig Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"The ingredients in Bayles's fourth case (Hangman's Root, 1994, etc.) are familiar enough, but they're combined with an herbalist's taste—and with enough humor and deftness to make this Albert's strongest book yet."
It isn't bad enough that lawyer-turned-herbalist China Bayles discovers the body of her accountant Rosemary Robbins; she also has to deal with her live-in Mike McQuaid's suspicion that Rosemary was shot by recently freed wife-killer Jake Jacoby—who just might have tried to get at McQuaid, the ex-cop who arrested him, by killing the woman he thought was Bayles. Read full book review >

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ESCAPE FROM THE ZOO! by Piotr Wilkon
by Piotr Wilkon, translated by Rosemary Lanning, illustrated by Wilkon
ANIMALS
Released: April 15, 1993

"There's not much plot here, but the details are imaginatively developed—especially in the illustrations, rendered in pastels with luminous white lines highlighting delectable night-muted colors and the cages' geometry as an elegant counterpoint to the action. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Though old Matthew the zookeeper has checked all the locks, somehow the animals escape to wander the city, where, to Matthew's astonishment, no one seems surprised to see them mingling with the pedestrians, while a rhino helps itself to a child's ice cream and an elephant plays in a fountain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BECOMING ROSEMARY by Frances M. Wood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Otherwise, this is an auspicious debut. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Wood debuts with a nearly flawless, always charming coming-of- age tale. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2003

"A richly textured past intimately evoked."
From an Italian journalist who lives part of the year in New York, a beguiling memoir of growing up in a Tuscan city, learning to cook local and family favorites. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOAH'S ARK by Piotr Wilkon
by Piotr Wilkon, translated by Rosemary Lanning, illustrated by Wilkon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1992

"Not a first purchase, but an acceptable addition. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A trivialization—with a European flavor—of the familiar story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAPTAIN JONATHAN SAILS THE SEA by Wolfgang Slawski
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"No one would deny Slawski his point—and the charming illustrations compensate mightily—but the long, twisted path to making that point may lose readers along the way. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A shaggy dog tale with a seafaring slant, focusing on the wistful Captain Jonathan, of the tugboat Santa Maria. Read full book review >

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PARSLEY, SAGE, ROSEMARY, AND CRIME by Tamar Myers
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Eight accompanying recipes look a lot less highly seasoned than peppery Magdalena."
Hollywood has duly noted the murders at the PennDutch Inn (Too Many Crooks Spoil the Broth, 1994), and turns upin the person of advance man Steve (Bugsy) Freemanon Magdalena Yoder's doorstep to rent the inn for filming. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ABBY by Wolfram Hänel
by Wolfram Hänel, illustrated by Alan Marks, translated by Rosemary Lanning
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 15, 1996

"The watercolor-and-ink illustrations match the mood, introducing humor that's especially welcome during the sorrowful parts. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Abby ($13.95; PLB $13.88; Oct. 15, 1996; 1-55858-648-2; PLB 1-55858-649-0): Moira lives on an island off the coast of Ireland with her family and her dog, Abby. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOOK OUT, CINDER! by Dorothea Lachner
ANIMALS
Released: June 15, 1996

"This tale starts out pointless and stays there, unless the lesson is that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and in order to survive, it's best to cozy up to the right types—the bullies, in this case. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A lackluster tale of blossoming friendship without enough meat on its bones to feed a cat. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAVY! by Brigitte Weninger
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A warm, intergenerational family story, a sure story-hour hit. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The seventh title in the Davy series finds the little rabbit counting down the days until his birthday in a gentle story that's once again ably abetted by Tharlet's soft-edged, cozy watercolors. Read full book review >

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NOAH'S ARK by Heinz Janisch
adapted by Heinz Janisch, translated by Rosemary Lanning, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Eccentric, if not cohesive, and appealing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
This unusual telling of a familiar story begins lyrically: ``It came to pass in the days when giants strode the earth and were heroes among men, God saw that His people had grown wicked. Read full book review >