Books by Michael Bedard

THE GREEN MAN by Michael Bedard
Released: April 10, 2012

"Ideal for those with a penchant for magic, mystery and poetry. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Fifteen-year-old Ophelia, known as O, encounters the unexpected when she spends a transformative summer with her aunt, a poet and the proprietor of a secondhand bookshop called the Green Man, "where extraordinary things [happen]." Read full book review >
STAINED GLASS by Michael Bedard
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Not for everyone, or even for most, but a small gem awaiting the special reader. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Bedard (Painted Devil, 1994, etc.) returns again to the Canadian town of Caledon for an understated foray into magical realism. Read full book review >
SITTING DUCKS by Michael Bedard
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"It is good to see a duck tinkering with destiny, and it is grand to see him turn a potentially depressing ending into a happy one, even if his friend—dreaming of chicken, perhaps apropos of a sequel—makes the other ducks a shade nervous. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Bedard's satirical picture book debut features his poster duck, who, with his many cloned brethren, figure here as the product of the Colossal Duck Factory. Read full book review >
THE DIVIDE by Michael Bedard
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"The afterword makes reference to Cather's writings, but does not list specific sources for Bedard's text. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A picture book about what Willa Cather may have experienced as a child when her family moved west. Read full book review >
PAINTED DEVIL by Michael Bedard
Released: April 1, 1994

"The better-defined horrors in Mahy's Changeover and Westwood's He Came From The Shadows create more vivid impressions. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Twenty-eight years after the harrowing events in A Darker Magic (1987), evil rises again in the town of Caledon. Read full book review >
EMILY by Michael Bedard
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"An evocative glimpse of a formal society that will seem quite foreign to most children today, and of a mysterious, oddly independent woman who fascinated her own contemporaries as much as she does ours. (Picture book. 5+)"
A Canadian novelist (Redwork, 1990) pays tribute to Amherst's great poet. Read full book review >
THE NIGHTINGALE by Michael Bedard
adapted by Michael Bedard, illustrated by Regolo Ricci
Released: March 23, 1992

"And why not credit the true author on the title page? (He is mentioned on both the verso and the jacket, but LC's main entry is Bedard, which will cause a problem for libraries that care—as they should.) (Picture book. 5-10)"
An elegantly presented edition of a favorite Andersen story with artfully composed paintings, rich in Chinese detail, receding into the background behind vertical bars of text pulled down like golden window shades. Read full book review >
REDWORK by Michael Bedard
Released: Oct. 30, 1990

Struggling to make ends meet while she finishes a thesis on Blake, Alison and her son, Cass, move into an apartment in the crumbling home of mysterious Mr. Magnus, WW I survivor and recluse. Read full book review >