Search Results: "Micha Archer"


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DANIEL FINDS A POEM by Micha Archer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A vividly illustrated, inventively told opportunity for early readers to grasp the power of language to observe, entertain, and mystify. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Collage illustrations offer early readers an introduction to the beauty of poetry through the warmhearted relationships between a young boy and the friendly animals in his local park. Read full book review >

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AROUND THE WORLD IN A BATHTUB by Wade Bradford
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 20, 2017

"Instructive on several levels—and good, wet fun! (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
Is it a universal truth that kids don't like baths? Read full book review >

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THE WISE FOOL by Shahrukh Husain
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Most of these tales will be unfamiliar to American children, making this most welcome, as well as necessary for any folklore collection. (Folklore. 7 & up) "
Twenty-two short, entertaining and instructive tales, selected from many told about Mulla Nasruddin, introduce this wise fool known across the Islamic world from the Middle East to western China. Read full book review >

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LOLA'S FANDANGO by Anna Witte
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A passable effort with some high points. (author's note, Spanish glossary, CD; not heard) (Picture book. 5-8)"
A young Latina girl emerges from her older sister's shadow when her father secretly teaches her to dance the flamenco. Read full book review >

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BIG BAD WOLF by Dosh Archer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Not quite as hilarious as the other initial offering in the series, Itsy Bitsy Spider, which publishes simultaneously, but an amusing take on an old story and a fast-reading, funny choice for new readers. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Dr. Glenda (a dog) and Nurse Percy (a rooster) deal with a familiar fairy-tale villain while on duty at the hospital in this humorous Urgency Emergency! series entry for new readers. Read full book review >

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ITSY BITSY SPIDER by Dosh Archer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Top-notch medical care in an equally terrific early reader that will appeal to preschoolers, new readers of all ages and anyone else who appreciates droll humor and an inventive plot. (Early reader. 5-8)"
This delightful early reader is one of the first entries in the irresistibly named Urgency Emergency! series that combines nursery-rhyme characters, a medical setting and deadpan humor. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"House Beautiful, Utne Reader, and 75 others. (b&w photos, index, not seen) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Archer (A House Divided, 1994, etc.) offers brief biographies of four people he considers "central to the American Environmental Movement" along with succinct coverage of the history of that movement. Read full book review >

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BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR by Jeffrey Archer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 11, 2014

"Lightweight, entertaining beach reading."
The fourth volume of Archer's (Best Kept Secret, 2013, etc.) Clifton Chronicles finds the Barrington-Clifton family ensnared in financial conspiracies over a make-or-break Barrington Shipping project. Read full book review >

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GROWING UP BLACK IN RURAL MISSISSIPPI by Jr. Archer
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1992

A debut memoir that explores a little-known pocket of Americana: the experience of rural blacks in the Deep South during the Great Depression. Read full book review >

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OCCAM'S RAZOR by Archer Mayor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Now maybe he'll pick up his pace a bit, addressing the sag that always seems to beset his middles."
The corpse had neither head nor hands—an outcome not really surprising when an irresistible force (speeding train) meets a highly perishable object (the human form). Read full book review >

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THE DISPOSABLE MAN by Archer Mayor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 4, 1998

"And did."
The dead man looks Slavic, decides Lieutenant Joe Gunther, chief of detectives in Brattleboro, Vermont. Read full book review >