Books by Michael Spooner

FICTION
Released: June 2, 2009

"But the format—like Lauren Myracle's Internet Girls trilogy, the story is told entirely via instant messages, chat-room conversations and blog entries—might entice reluctant readers. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Mozart in cyberspace. Read full book review >
LAST CHILD by Michael Spooner
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A fine historical novel bringing an important chapter in American history to life for young readers. (timeline, notes on American history, bibliography, glossary, personal note) (Fiction. 11+)"
In the midst of wars and rumors of wars, pestilence and fire, young Rosalie must grow up quickly. Read full book review >
DANIEL’S WALK by Michael Spooner
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"He emerges a stronger young man from all he has lived through, but the journey is fraught with the perils of deep thinking and the temptations of literary symbolism. (Historical fiction. 12+)"
In 1844, a Voice in the night whispers to Daniel LeBlanc that his father needs help so he leaves his home in Caldwell, Missouri, and joins a wagon train heading for the Oregon Trail. Read full book review >
OLD MESHIKEE AND THE LITTLE CRABS by Michael Spooner
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Just as original and fresh are the slightly abstract watercolor and block-print illustrations by newcomer Hart; they'll work better with older children than preschoolers, but there are few who won't enjoy looking at and listening to this retelling of an old Ojibwe story. (Picture book/folklore. 4+)"
Big Old Meshikee the turtle loves to sit outside, sing, and bang on his drum. Read full book review >
A MOON IN YOUR LUNCH BOX by Michael Spooner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Illustrations not seen. (Poetry. 6-12)"
Spooner's first book for young people is an appealing seasonal cycle, thematically linked by the moon—symbol of change and mystery and a rich source of other imagery. Read full book review >