Search Results: "Simon Mayo"


BOOK REVIEW

ITCH ROCKS by Simon Mayo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A satisfying continuation of Itch's adventures as an element-hunter superhero. (Adventure. 10-15)"
Itchingham "Itch" Lofte is back and ready to prove that sometimes kids are better than adults at saving the world. Read full book review >

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ITCH by Simon Mayo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 2, 2013

"Fans of science will love its central role, and those readers who crave adrenalin will appreciate the view from the edge of their seats. (Adventure. 10-15)"
Collecting stamps is boring. Why not start a more exciting collection, like dangerous elements? Read full book review >

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CENTAUR OF THE NORTH by Wendell Mayo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"An impressive debut."
``We had come very far from the land of our dreams,'' muses one of the characters in this deft volume of nine stories. ``Each of us, in some tiny, fractured way, would always be homesick.'' This first collection explores, in a variety of settings (many in the modern Southwest), the efforts of baffled, decent men to recover something of the mysterious power and presence of women they have loved and lost, whether wives, siblings, or mothers. Read full book review >

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B. HORROR by Wendell Mayo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 1999

"Others should note that this off-offbeat sheaf from a university press has strong literary worth."
paper 0-942979-61-3 Top-drawer horror stories, by the author of Centaur of the North (1996), that distance themselves from the genre routine by depending largely on fantasy, fun, and a wonderfully supple prose style. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

D-DAY by Jonathan Mayo
NON-FICTION
Released: May 20, 2014

"An accessible history that conveys the havoc and vast international spread of D-Day."
An engrossing work that cuts and pastes chaotic events for order and sense in a manner very much like fiction. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Words and pictures unite radiantly for a classy and imminently sharable read-aloud. (Nonfiction. 2-6)"
Mayo (Brother Sun, Sister Moon, 2000, etc.) gathers and retells poems, songs and tiny stories in this eclectic medley of classics and newer tidbits. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 23, 2014

"The author argues effectively that Madero's manual is essential to understanding his revolutionary zeal."
An introduction to and translation of Mexican revolutionary Francisco Madero's Spiritist Manual.Read full book review >

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SKY OVER EL NIDO by C.M. Mayo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 1995

"The observed details and refracted style here define a talent worth attending to: a distinctive debut."
The latest Flannery O'Connor Award winner brings together 13 highly accomplished stories, only a few of which have been published in small magazines. Read full book review >

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CHOO CHOO CLICKETY-CLACK! by Margaret Mayo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Ayliffe has illustrated each spread with carefully detailed and crisply colored cut paper helping make this a splendidly zippy lap-time experience. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Each mode of transportation is great at something in this vibrant read-aloud. Read full book review >

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MYTHICAL BIRDS AND BEASTS FROM MANY LANDS by Margaret Mayo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"Framing both text and artwork are ornamental borders and sidebars decorated with motif-like shapes and images befitting the mythical qualities of the stories. (notes) (Folklore. 7-12)"
From the British pair behind Magical Tales from Many Lands (1993) comes a sparkling collection teeming with monsters, myth, and magic. Read full book review >

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ZOOM, ROCKET, ZOOM! by Margaret Mayo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Space enthusiasts will be launched out of this world. (Informational picture book. 3-6)"
Rollicking verse introduces youngsters to the jobs various space vehicles do and to the astronauts that explore outer space. Read full book review >