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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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

PROTOTYPE by M.D. Waters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 24, 2014

"A good run at constructing an out-of-the-ordinary romance that never quite succeeds."
The sequel to Waters' dystopian Archetype (2014) is set in a world where women are in scarce supply and cloning has a creepy, but increasingly important, role in society. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"This is the best type of self-help: sound information as a starting point for seeking treatment."
Concise, thorough and up-to-date, this American Cancer Society guide offers concrete help to women who have been diagnosed with cancer of the reproductive system. 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

NON-FICTION
Released: April 23, 1999

"For those at serious risk, this is an understandable, serious, and worthwhile approach."
For those seriously concerned with preventing heart disease, this is your guide: detailed, current, strongly worded guidelines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL MANUAL by M.D. Link
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2000

"Help with physical, emotional, psychological, and social issues abounds herein—a well-rounded, authoritative resource."
Reassuring and realistic, this guide offers basic, immediate information for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO WAY TO DIE by M.D. Grayson
Released: July 16, 2012

"Steady and even, the newest Danny Logan mystery holds up well and suggests a solid series is in store for those enjoying PI stories with personality."
Private investigator Danny Logan, driven by loyalty and maybe even love, takes on another band of foreign bad guys. Read full book review >