Search Results: "Caroline Mickelson"


BOOK REVIEW

FROM MANGIA TO MURDER by Caroline Mickelson
Released: Feb. 6, 2012

"An ordinary crime story improved by a dash of Italian flavor."
When an unpopular restaurateur is stabbed in the back at Sophia Mancini's family dinner party, the intrepid private eye combs through her 1940s Italian-American community on the hunt for the killer. Read full book review >

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ARTICHOKE BOY by Scott Mickelson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Artichoke Boy's joy in artichokes seems more a clinical issue than it is a bit of tomfool fun. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Mickelson takes a bold stab at trying to make the artichoke an object of amusement, but as vegetables go, the spiny globe is more strange than humorous. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PURGATORY by Monty Mickelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 1993

"Fasten your seat belt."
Double-crossed, robbed, and left for dead by enterprising drug middleman Tommy Delorme, bagman Danny Castellano plots, fights, and lies his way from tiny Jerome, Arizona, to Alaska, Louisiana, and Mexico—all in his quest for a piece of Tommy and the $350,000 he took. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"No paean to CBS, this brings some sense to the creation of a monster and restores some noble prestige to a medium that has all but lost it."
A gee-whiz celebration of the 1950s communications revolution that in the end manages to inspire awe for the time when public affairs mattered and people cared. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 2000

"The beautiful illustrations are full of the laps and curves of the ocean, the brilliant colors of sea and sky, and the gorgeous reds and dusky browns of fabric, interiors, skin tones, and shells. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
A resonant, evocative tale about a lonely woman and the child of the sea who becomes her dearest companion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HATCHING CHICKS IN ROOM 6 by Caroline Arnold
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Arnold captures the joy and mystery of this familiar unit of study. (glossary, websites, bibliography) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
It's a lucky kindergartner who gets to witness the miracle of life through the incubation of eggs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STORY STARTS HERE! by Caroline Merola
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"Nifty concept; imperfect execution. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A contrarian wolf insists on starting his story from back to front. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCESS AND THE CASTLE by Caroline Binch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"It's a common situation, certainly—but readers may be drawn more strongly into such warmer, more developed episodes as Mavis Jukes's Like Jake and Me (1984), illustrated by Lloyd Bloom, or Cari Best's Getting Used To Harry (1996), illustrated by Diane Palmisciano. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A young child gets over her fear of the water and her fear of the new man in her mother's life in this detached import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIDDLE OF NOWHERE by Caroline Adderson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The elements of a good story are present, but its telling lacks resonance, character development and depth of understanding. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A mother who disappears, two brothers left alone and a seemingly kindly neighbor make up the ingredients of this unsuccessful story about troubled families. Read full book review >

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MAGIC BELOW STAIRS by Caroline Stevermer
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Lovely and lively. ('According to Bess' glossary) (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
Frederick is an orphan in the kind of institution where boys get locked in the stillroom for minor infractions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"The riddle the children try to solve is also real, and no one, even today, knows what it means. (glossary, historical note) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Four young friends in ancient Rome, 79 C.E., and environs attempt to solve a riddle at a time of great historic import in this absorbing sequel to The Thieves of Ostia (2001). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COWPOKES by Caroline Stutson
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"It is a fusion of text and art that works admirably well. (Picture book. 2-4)"
PLB 0-688-13974-4 Stutson's rhymed depiction of the cowboy's life on the range is merry, but the watercolor locales steal the show. Read full book review >