Books by Michael Crowley

SHACK AND BACK by Michael Crowley
Released: April 1, 1993

"Fine for reading aloud or alone, a story that's entertaining enough to carry its rather obvious message. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The crew that made friends with The New Kid on Spurwink Ave. (1992) is back with another story exploring the gap between supposition and reality. Read full book review >
NEW KID ON SPURWINK AVE. by Michael Crowley
Released: April 1, 1992

"It's presented without subtlety, but first-time author Crowley gives his kids lively, believable dialogue; and while more plausible technology (especially in the illustrations) might have intrigued more, the book will entertain. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Mom insists, so the kids try to welcome Leonard to their neighborhood, but he has no use for their imaginative games: ``Naw, man, it's just the dumb dog,'' he points out when they urge him to ``Lasso that ol' steer.'' Meanwhile, Carter's lively illustrations show Leonard engrossed with rope, gears, and other paraphernalia of the young engineer. Read full book review >