Search Results: "J. Michael Sims"


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YOUNG CLAUS by J. Michael Sims
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 1995

"Sure to please young readers and listeners. (Fiction. 4-12)"
An imaginative tale of Santa's boyhood. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2011

"Packed with the same kind of sensory detail its subject reveled in, this account is an honorable addition to the literature of letters."
An affectionate biography examines the birth of an American classic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Great fun."
A lighthearted exploration of the human body, drawing on myth, religion, art, pop culture, history, biology, and any other -ology that suits the purpose here: to delight, astound, and inform. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR AND SHERLOCK by Michael Sims
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Even the most learned of Baker Street Irregulars will enjoy Sims' look at the making of Sherlock Holmes."
Those were the footprints of a gigantic…forensic scientist! Read full book review >

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FRANKENSTEIN DREAMS by Michael Sims
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Although the science in these stories is dated, the thematic profundity and historical context make this anthology a thought-provoking and undeniably entertaining read."
The latest anthology of Victorian genre fiction from Sims (Arthur and Sherlock, 2017, etc.) focuses on historically significant science fiction and includes tales from Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, and Arthur Conan Doyle. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 2007

"A walk with an erudite and entertaining docent through the most marvelous of museums."
A magical mystery tour of seasons and starlight, rainbows and eclipses, circadian rhythms and jet lag, inner space and outer. Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF HENRY THOREAU by Michael Sims
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Ably directs readers back to the primary works of Thoreau and his contemporaries."
Delving into the observations of people around Thoreau, such as family, other transcendentalists and townspeople, as well as the famed writer's works, Sims (The Story of Charlotte's Web: E.B. White's Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic, 2011, etc.) aims to flesh out this uniquely American genius. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The definitive resource for understanding this deeply troubling episode in the 20th century's greatest horror. (8 pages b&w photos, 4 maps)"
Essays by military and Holocaust historians (whose answers to the question in the subtitle vary widely), supplemented with relevant primary documents. Read full book review >

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PLACE HACKING by Michael J. Rosen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"From the cockamamie (extreme ironing) to daredevilry (rooftopping) to a fine day out (catacomb rambling), a taste of unbridled adventure for everyone. (Nonfiction. 13-16)"
A hodgepodge of adventuring activities designed for urban settings gathered under the rubric "hacking," as in the old sense of "play[ing] a sophisticated practical joke on a community," though considerably more inclusive here. Read full book review >