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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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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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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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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THROUGH HER EYES by Jennifer Archer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 5, 2011

"Archer writes distinctive characters and paces the story well, producing a supernatural tale with depth and originality. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
This inventive ghost story mixes eerie suspense with time travel. Read full book review >

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YELLOW BIRD, BLACK SPIDER by Dosh Archer
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2004

"The art and very brief text will steer this toward younger readers; the plot may provide a bit of emotional preparation for later encounters with the likes of 'The Walrus and the Carpenter,' or Hilaire Belloc's genially savage verses. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A seeming friendship turns out to be anything but in this startling double debut. Read full book review >

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THE SKELETON'S KNEE by Archer Mayor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Mayor, who could probably write dandy investigative nonfiction, needs to tighten up his storylines before this otherwise estimable series sinks into mediocrity."
When Vermont recluse Abraham Fuller dies, the autopsy reveals he was killed by an aneurysm—caused by a bullet shot at him about 20 years before. Read full book review >

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CHAT by Archer Mayor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 25, 2007

"After 18 installments (St. Albans Fire, 2005, etc.), Gunther's adventures remain as consistently readable as anything in the genre."
Happy families, unhappy families, bloodthirsty families…suddenly Special Agent Joe Gunther is hip-deep in family business. Read full book review >

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FRUITS OF THE POISONOUS TREE by Archer Mayor
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Mayor alertly turns the greatest weakness of his previous books (The Skeleton's Knee, 1993, etc.)—telltale flaws in the evidence against his perps—into the greatest strength of this tense procedural."
When his friend and lover, Gail Zigman, is raped hours after he leaves her bed for home, Brattleboro, Vt., chief of detectives Lt. Read full book review >