Search Results: "M.D. Usher"


BOOK REVIEW

WISE GUY by M.D. Usher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 2005

"An intimate, memorable, outstanding introduction. (biographical sketches, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
"He was a curious boy, and cheeky too, but more than anything in all the world he wanted to be happy, he wanted to be good, and he wanted to be wise." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIOGENES by M.D. Usher
ANIMALS
Released: June 3, 2009

Usher appropriately casts a free-ranging mutt in the role of the philosopher in this worthy, picture-book introduction to his life and lessons. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOLDEN ASS by T. Motley
Kirkus Star
illustrated by T. Motley, adapted by M.D. Usher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 2011

"An entertaining romp, even without the raunchy bits. (afterword) (Classic. 11-14) "
A faithful (if relatively clean) version of the world's oldest surviving complete novel, written "for librarians, teachers, scholars, and extremely intelligent children," according to the afterword. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARLES RICHARD DREW, M.D. by Rinna Evelyn Wolfe
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1991

A ``First Book'' that introduces the pioneer behind the Red Cross Blood Bank. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"After reading this absorbing autobiography, readers will too. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Just what one would expect from the no-nonsense Elders: an unvarnished account that tells as much about our society as about her remarkable life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RETURN TO THE HOUSE OF USHER by Robert Poe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Less supernatural than the elder Poe—but the hidden papers of great poets always cast a spell."
Psychological thriller debut by a distant relative of Edgar Allan Poe's that, while it will not win an Edgar, holds up as a consistently interesting tale, though more in the line of a Wilkie Collins mystery/romance than a Poe grotesquerie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAIN by Sam Usher
Kirkus Star
by Sam Usher, illustrated by Sam Usher
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Bright, colorful joy for the rainiest of days. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Seeing the window beaded with morning raindrops, the white child narrator can't wait to get out into the wet, but Granddad says they should wait until the weather clears. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOW by Sam Usher
by Sam Usher, illustrated by Sam Usher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"With toys coming to life, all the fun in the snow, and the lovely child-grandparent relationship, this is a welcome addition to the winter bookshelf. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With untouched snow outside, all a boy wants to do is to go to the park, but there is an obstacle. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GENERAL THEORY OF LOVE by M.D. Lewis
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Eloquent writing gives weight to a simple, albeit New Age-ish message: feelings count more than intellect in fashioning a healthy psyche. (Charts and illustrations, most not seen) (Author tour)"
An engrossing argument that emotion plays a profound and perhaps prevailing role in a human being's ability to develop and find happiness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT WILL DANNY DO TODAY? by Pippa Goodhart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"Readers will love the illustrations, but they might also feel cheated by the premise—disappointing. (Picture book. 3-5)"
So many choices in a seemingly simple day! Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALL ABOARD THE LONDON BUS by Patty Toht
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 31, 2017

"A fun if slightly predictable introduction to the famous city. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
A white family of four takes a tourist trip around London. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TIN SNAIL by Cameron McAllister
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"An unusual, mostly successful wartime adventure. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
A tiny rural village does its part for the war effort by hiding what could be the greatest car ever invented. Read full book review >