Search Results: "Micah Player"


BOOK REVIEW

LATELY LILY by Micah Player
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2014

"Very young children deserve a better reason to get excited about our world than this bit of promotional fluff. (Picture book. 4-5)"
Lily, a cute freckled redhead with enormous eyes, flits through a number of unnamed countries with her stuffed zebra, Zeborah. Read full book review >

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CHLOE, INSTEAD by Micah Player
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"While the story isn't new, this fresh-looking take on it will be appreciated in families welcoming a new addition to the household. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Adjusting to a new sibling is familiar territory in children's literature; the recognizable plot here is livened up with lively retro-style illustrations. Read full book review >

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BINNY IN SECRET by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 16, 2015

"There's never a dull moment in the Cornwallis household—nor one not rich with love and laughter. Fans of Binny for Short (2013) will welcome this second chance to look in on the commotion. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Newly arrived in a small Cornish town, 12-year-old Binny Cornwallis struggles to find her footing as disasters and mysteries pile up inexorably. Read full book review >

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BINNY FOR SHORT by Hilary McKay
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2013

"The writing is gorgeous, clear as water; the characters vivid and lively; the story so real each moment of loss, fear, delight and love absolutely visceral. (Fiction. 8-14)"
"Sometimes stories can save your life," Binny's father once said, and this story could be one of them. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLAYER PIANO by Kurt Vonnegut
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 1952

"And this new performance on the player piano of western civilization is worthy of more thoughtful attention."
A tough, tightly written book of a brave new world to come, which in its projection offers a tantalizing problem as well as an imaginative invention reminiscent of the early Huxley. Dr. Paul Proteus, a super engineer in a super-mechanized society, finds his life lacking in significance although he is on the eve of a spectacular promotion as the manager of the Pittsburgh works. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPPORTING PLAYER by Richard Seff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"A warm, detailed memoir that is a record of the author's truest love-the theater."
A charming memoir by a 76-year-old actor who began his career alongside Claude Rains in Darkness at Noon, worked as a talent agent for 22 years and eventually returned to the stage and screen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAIN PLAYER by David Wisniewski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 1991

"A strong adventure that will appeal to a broad age range. (Picture book. 5-10)"
A unique artist again creates a substantial original tale based on folkloric traditions, meticulously explained in an extensive note. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PLAYER by Brad Parks
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2014

"Muckraking has rarely been so meaty or so funny."
A mysterious epidemic of illnesses and accidents in Newark's South Ward is the tip of a very dirty iceberg in reporter Carter Ross' fifth case. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Becker uncovers it all and doesn't pull any punches, even when he's the one getting the beating."
Wimbledon champ Becker discusses his many triumphs and misadventures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Too much puzzle-solving, not enough suspense."
Video-game players embrace the quest of a lifetime in a virtual world; screenwriter Cline's first novel is old wine in new bottles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE YOUNG TENNIS PLAYER by Arantxa Sanchez Vicario
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 1996

"Full-color photographs, drawings, and diagrams of the action will make most readers put down the book and pick up their rackets. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-13)"
The Young Tennis Player ($15.95; April 16, 1996; 45 pp.; 0-7894- 0473-7): Tennis champ Vicario provides an introduction and commentary for this deconstructed view of the equipment, clothing, moves, attitudes, and rules that comprise the popular sport of tennis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CELLO PLAYER by Michael Krüger
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"Wonderful. Alert all who hunger for the stimulus of real intellectual entertainment."
From Krüger (Himmelfarb, 1993, etc.), prize-winning author in his native Germany, a seriocomic gem about a modern composer whose past—it seems—comes back to haunt him. Read full book review >