Search Results: "Michael MacDonald"


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OVERREACH by Michael  MacDonald
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 25, 2014

"A useful analysis of failed American military initiatives that could inform future debates about interventions in traditionally despotic nations that are also split among historically hostile religious factions."
An academic employs a variety of theories to explain the failure of American policymakers after the invasions of Iraq that began in 2003. Read full book review >

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Released: April 27, 2012

"An engaging, provocative view of our economic climate."
An incisive look at what the authors see as the impending failure of established monetary systems. Read full book review >

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ALL SOULS by Michael Patrick MacDonald
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"A remarkable work. (Author tour)"
An incendiary, moving book that startles on nearly every page. Read full book review >

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LOOK WHOOO’S COUNTING by Suse MacDonald
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A treat for both new and experienced counters. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This elegant counting book by a Caldecott Honor-winner introduces young children to the numbers one through ten. Read full book review >

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ALPHABET ANIMALS by Suse MacDonald
ABC BOOKS
Released: June 3, 2008

"A coup of concept, color and construction. (Picture book/toy book. 2-6)"
The alphabet's been good to MacDonald, who won a Caldecott Honor for Alphabatics (1986), and she has certainly returned the favor. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2006

"Blistering scrapbook pages from a melancholy childhood."
Simple yet affecting follow-up to MacDonald's raw debut memoir, All Souls (1999). Read full book review >

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BAD BABY by Ross MacDonald
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A new and very funny take on a perennially relevant subject. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Jack, hero of Another Perfect Day (2002), is back, but something's missing. Read full book review >

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A MORAL TEMPER by Dwight Macdonald
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2001

"A terrific collection that maps one of the last century's most fascinating minds. (8 b&w photos and 2 illustrations, some not seen)"
Macdonald biographer Wreszin (A Rebel in Defense of Tradition, 1994, not reviewed) presents riveting samples of the correspondence of the late critic, social commentator, and essayist. Read full book review >

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SHAPE BY SHAPE by Suse MacDonald
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2009

"Plus, the sweetest shape of all is not forgotten—his heart. (Picture book. 2-6)"
In previous works MacDonald has proven to be a master of concepts by playing with space, design and clever construction. Read full book review >

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PECK SLITHER AND SLIDE by Suse MacDonald
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"A glossary of facts on all ten animals, too difficult for the picture-book audience, will be useful to adults sharing the book with children. (Picture book/nonfiction. 2-4)"
From MacDonald (with Bill Oakes, Once Upon Another, 1990, etc.), ten action verbs provide the setting for this guessing-game animal adventure for the very young. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 8, 1954

"For a girl who forgets her pets at home, there's a good dose of farm animal care- and so on down the line of faults."
The author of The Egg and I comes up with some cleverly done fantasy in which the morals are golden, enticingly packaged and totally unlike sermons. Read full book review >

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WICKED WILL by Bailey MacDonald
BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 23, 2009

"Lively and quick, it may offer some small amusement to readers not quite ready for King of Shadows. (Historical fiction. 8-11)"
Some nearly threadbare tropes hold together this fast-paced mystery for middle schoolers, only fraying completely at the end. Read full book review >