Search Results: "Charles Mikolaycak"


BOOK REVIEW

ORPHEUS by Charles Mikolaycak
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Bibliography; discography. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 12+)"
A full retelling of the Greek myth about the gifted young musician who seeks to reclaim the bride snatched from him by a tragically early death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HERO OF BREMEN by Margaret Hodges
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

An agreeable German tale of avarice vanquished and true heroism, based—according to Hodges's excellent note—on a 19th- century text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEARHEAD by Eric A. Kimmel
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 15, 1991

"A satisfying story in a handsome setting. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Kimmel states that he has adapted ``Ivanko the Bear's Son'' by giving the protagonist a bear's head on a man's body rather than the reverse, and by having him outwit a witch instead of his stepfather. Read full book review >

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CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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YOUR BEST BETS FOR FASCINATING SF/F/H READS IN JULY
by John DeNardo

Summer reading season is in full swing, and if you'd like to join the beach party, there's plenty of entertainment to be found in the pages of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books. July's cream of the crop includes stories about a robot hitman, a dark and previously unseen perspective on Peter Pan, a woman with supernatural ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ASTONISHING ANIMAL ABC by Charles Fuge
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2011

"Cute enough, but not likely to inspire repeated readings. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Alliteration and rhyme abound in Fuge's latest, an abecedarian salute to anthropomorphized animals. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE ANT by Charles Micucci
ANIMALS
Released: March 24, 2003

"Closing with a three-sentence version of Aesop's famous fable, plus two other literary references to ants, this close-up, but wide-angled follow-up to Arthur Dorros's Ant Cities (1987) makes a readable, engaging alternative to the many photographic treatments of the subject. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
With a characteristic mix of briefly stated facts and lucid, not-always-completely-serious pictures, the author of The Life and Times of the Honeybee (1995) profiles an equally ancient, even more successful, social insect. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE HONEYBEE by Charles Micucci
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1995

"Honeybees are fascinating and have been extensively researched; most science enthusiasts will want more information than this title provides. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
The author of The Life and Times of the Apple (Orchard, 1992) uses the same breezy, colorful format to introduce the honeybee, its history, anatomy, odd facts, and daily life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALL FROM GRACE by Charles Benoit
Released: May 8, 2012

"A slow-build, film-noir high-school drama. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Lies, lust and betrayal just don't add up fast enough. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PROFESSOR GARGOYLE by Charles Gilman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"Delectable hints of age-appropriate, Lovecraftian Otherness…with none of the purple prose. (Humorous horror. 9-12)"
Can unnameable forces of ancient evil be recycled? Read full book review >