Search Results: "Stephanie Maze"


BOOK REVIEW

STEPHANIE by Winston Graham
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 15, 1993

"Not much real mystery or detection here, but plenty of surprises from old pro Graham (Ross Poldark, etc., etc.)."
Vacationing in India with her married lover Errol Colton, Stephanie Locke accidentally discovers his connection with the drug trade and returns home uncertain about what to do—and, on the evidence, still undecided at the time of her death of a barbiturate overdose shortly thereafter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Preschoolers will be fascinated by these spectacular photographs, including amazing views of a young pelican eating fish from the mother's open mouth and an absolutely irresistible shot of a baby hippopotamus seeming to smile while splashing next to its mother. (Picture book. 2-6)"
The bonds of maternal love exist in the animal world as well as in the human one, touchingly illustrated by the double-paged photographs in this attractively designed work ideal for reading to a group. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"The attractive format and high-quality photographs make this series a natural selection for public and school libraries. (Nonfiction. 2-7)"
Another in the Moments in the Wild series (Amusing Moments in the Wild: Animals and Their Friends, above, etc.) continues with the same successful format: superb double-page-spread nature photographs and one simple, patterned sentence that explicates the theme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I WANT TO BE AN ENVIRONMENTALIST by Stephanie Maze
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Pretty, but little here to warrant purchase. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
This glossy, colorful title in the "I Want To Be" series has visual appeal but poor organization and a fuzzy focus, which limits its usefulness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"The fantastic photographs are the stars here, with each striking shot worth more than the proverbial thousand words. (Nonfiction. 2-7)"
Younger children will enjoy the amusing photographs in this collection of nature photography, the third in the Moments in the Wild series (Peaceful Moments in the Wild: Animals and Their Homes, below, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Readers may find themselves hungry when they finish. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Recognition and identification are the goals of this bilingual alphabet book that combines emotional literacy with nutrition. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STABBING STEPHANIE by Evan Marshall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Perhaps the most egregious yet of the recent spate of alleged mysteries that bury detection in a morass of domestic detail."
Literary agent Jane Stuart (Hanging Hannah, 2000, etc.) has just been getting her life back together after the traffic-accident death of her husband Kenneth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Where's Stephanie? by Lenora Livingston
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Effective drama about the tenacity of family love."
A debut novella about a grandmother's hope to be reunited with her granddaughter, who was given up for adoption. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAZE WAYS by Roxie Munro
by Roxie Munro, illustrated by Roxie Munro
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2007

"The author's latest tale is a satisfying follow-up to Amazement Park (2005) for fans and bound to attract newcomers as well. (Picture book. 7-11)"
Munro presents fans of her previous maze challenges new fodder to delight and intrigue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAZE by Catherine Coulter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1997

"Overall, not Coulter's finest."
Popular historical romancer Coulter (Rosehaven, 1996, etc.) takes on serial killers, the FBI, and a wholly implausible cast in her latest venture. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KEEPING FIT FROM A TO Z / MANTENTE EN FORMA DE LA A A LA Z by Stephanie Maze
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"This alphabet book provides a plethora of information and when coupled with its companion, Healthy Foods from A to Z (2012), will allow families to engage in both culinary and physically positive pastimes for wholesome living. (Informational picture book. 3-8)"
Crisp full-color photography enhances this alphabet of children's games, activities and exercises in a bilingual format. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STEPHANIE THE FROG by Anna  Cywinska
illustrated by Anna Cywinska, developed by Krecha Games
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2012

"Short, sweet and shallow. (iPad storybook app. 1-4)"
This glorified game of paper dolls offers a basic lesson about what to wear in winter, summer, spring and fall. Read full book review >