Search Results: "Susan Signe Morrison"


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Grendel's Mother by Susan Signe Morrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2015

"An enchanting, poignant reimagining of Beowulf."
Morrison's (The Literature of Waste, 2015, etc.) historical novel explores the legend of Beowulf.Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"A fine, insightful and sometimes moving journal composed by a wholly likable young woman—better than fiction. (period photographs, editor's note) (Nonfiction. 11-18)"
Chicago schoolgirl Joan Wehlen was known for her writing skills—quite correctly, as her always-entertaining 1937-1942 diary proves. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 29, 2008

"A sharp, important book sure to become increasingly relevant."
An exploration of Hillary Clinton by 30 leading contemporary female essayists. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"'In chasing the beliefs I had as a child, I'd somehow managed to grow up'—into a person easily as captivating as her quarry."
A search for faeries—and magic in general—allows former book editor Pike to reclaim a happier, more engaged life. Read full book review >

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BY HER OWN HAND by Signe Hammer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 14, 1991

"A harrowing tale of survival in a truly dysfunctional family."
One woman's attempt to comprehend and ultimately learn to live with the fact of her mother's suicide. Read full book review >

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8 KEYS TO END BULLYING by Signe Whitson
NON-FICTION
Released: May 26, 2014

"The conversation is far from over, but Whitson blasts a hole in the darkness, providing useful information on how this form of persecution can be halted."
How to identify and terminate aggressive mistreatment of and by children. Read full book review >

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CIRCLES OF ROUND by Signe Sturup
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2013

"Ostensibly aimed at very young children, the concepts and text have something a tad middle-aged about them, making this a messy miss. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Although this book deals in circularity, there is something oddly square about the concept and the language. Read full book review >

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CHEETAH by Taylor Morrison
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1998

"In a closing note, Morrison mentions that valuable cheetah habitat is being usurped by humans (without noting the cheetah's critically diminished gene pool, also probably due to human intervention) and the subsequent need for its protection. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
This excellent introduction to the cheetah touches upon all the salient aspects of the cat's life: its habitat, hunting tactics (including the enormous bursts of speed), family life, prey and nemeses, and, of course, its remarkable grace and beauty. Read full book review >

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THE BIG BOX by Toni Morrison
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Nonetheless, it's a valid message, strongly made, and a promising children's book debut for the authors. (Picture book. 8+)"
Morrison and her son have created a rhymed parable—clearly addressing adults—about three children who are firmly, lovingly locked into a room-sized box because they "can't handle their freedom." Read full book review >

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WILDFIRE by Taylor Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2006

"The Coast Mappers (2004) and The Great Unknown (2001). (bibliography, glossary) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Dramatic paintings of forest fires and a close look at the specialized tools used to fight them make this an engaging science and nature title. Read full book review >

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NATURE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD by Gordon Morrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2004

"This might whet the interest of a budding naturalist, but may disappoint those looking for a field guide. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
A pleasant and simple narrative describes the wonders of nature that can be observed, the author tells readers in his note, "in your neighborhood." Read full book review >