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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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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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 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 >

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WE ARE GATHERED HERE by Micah Perks
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"Perks tries hard to break new ground, and yet her first novel, like a literary beast of burden, is overloaded with good intentions."
Family history and feminist themes combine in an earnest but strained debut—about women's struggle for selfhood at the turn of the century. Read full book review >

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PAGAN TIME by Micah Perks
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 2001

"As in all memoirs of any depth, the answers here are bound to be both yes and no, but for some reason this ambivalence seems to go farther than usual in Perks's case—to the point that her story begins to seem as pointless to the reader as it does to the author herself."
A somewhat precious account of a run-of-the-mill bohemian childhood, by novelist Perks (We Are Gathered Here, 1996). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 28, 1993

"A suspenseful confrontation between a roaring inferno and an elephantine bureaucracy, in which everyone gets burned."
With one eye cocked for high drama, the other for any hint of bureaucratic bungling, Morrison (a reporter for Insight magazine) tells in fascinating detail the story of Yellowstone's 1988 firestorm. Read full book review >

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THE END OF PROTEST by Micah White
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2016

"Of a decidedly leftist bent, but activists, organizers, and civil libertarians of whatever stripe will want to have a look."
Revolution for the hell of it? Perhaps, this latter-day rejoinder to Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals suggests, since revolution of other kinds seems nigh on impossible.Read full book review >

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COME AS YOU'RE NOT by Micah Duckett
NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 2017

"A polished volume of Christian spiritualism."
A debut Christian work encourages faith in the face of doubt. Read full book review >

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Lion Stew! Humorous Children's Poems by Damon M. Ellis
Released: Aug. 24, 2012

"A spot-on pairing of poetry and art sure to promote laughter and intergenerational bonding."
Debut author Ellis and illustrator Chambers-Goldberg (Paul Bunyan, 2011, etc.) channel Shel Silverstein in this collection of 26 humorous poems illustrated with droll black-and-white line drawings. Read full book review >