Search Results: "Michael Rex"


BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

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REX by Simon James
by Simon James, illustrated by Simon James
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"A cozy bit of new-family making—perhaps better not taken too literally. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Single parenting, T. Rex style. Read full book review >

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REX by José Manuel Prieto
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2009

"A shimmering Fabergé egg of a novel, so hermetic and tightly knit that many readers may fall by the wayside. But those who loved the inspired legerdemain of Prieto's debut should not miss it."
Another Nabokovian puzzle shrouded in carefully maintained ambiguity, from the acclaimed author of the Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire (1999). Read full book review >

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REX by Ursula Dubosarsky
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Young readers, dinophiles and (if there are any) otherwise, will be eager to answer the closing question: 'What would you do if Rex came to visit you?' (Picture book. 6-8)"
A small, shy-looking chameleon is transformed into a giant dinosaur each night in this imagination-stretching import. Read full book review >

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YOU CAN DO ANYTHING, DADDY! by Michael  Rex
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"Rex effectively captures a preschool imagination, and his blocky illustrations, drawn in pencil and colored using Photoshop, are full of little jokes. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A bedtime conversation morphs into an Indiana Jones-type adventure. Read full book review >

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SAMANTHASAURUS REX by B.B. Mandell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"Skip this one, and choose instead something featuring both a strong, resourceful girl and a story worthy of her. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A plucky dinosaur uses her brains and creativity to save her family from a fiery volcano. Read full book review >

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EREC REX by Kaza Kingsley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"That, along with a notably quirky supporting cast and plenty of heroic behavior, combines to carry readers through. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Erec (think Harry), "a normal boy with a few minor exceptions," spends most of his second outing in the magical land of Alypium angry at King Piter (think Dumbledore) and others for refusing to reveal his real identity and parentage. Read full book review >

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EREC REX by Kaza Kingsley
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2006

"Closing with the news that the young hero still has 12 tasks to fulfill, this light but not insubstantial outing definitely belongs aboard the Potter wagon, but merits a seat toward the front. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Entertaining magics and magical gear, along with polished vignettes from Grant, animate familiar fantasy tropes in this seriocomic debut. Read full book review >

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TOILET PAPER MUMMY by Michael  Rex
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2013

"Hits the gross-out sweet spot. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Readers with a soft spot for gross-out humor will find plenty to keep them gagging in Rex's latest novel (Fangbone! Third-Grade Barbarian, 2012) for the early-middle-grade set. Read full book review >

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FURIOUS GEORGE GOES BANANAS by Michael  Rex
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"The bright, digitally colored pencil illustrations hit just the right note of goofy mayhem to please fans of that OTHER George, especially those with an eye for detail. (Picture book. 4-7)"
George, a very large ape, lives happily in the jungle until a man in a funny hat traps him. Read full book review >

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MY FREIGHT TRAIN by Michael  Rex
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"They will go to the supermarket'—everything makes perfect sense. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Trains are one of those items that exert an intrinsic fascination, like campfires and ocean waves or Rex's earlier subjects in My Fire Engine (1999) and My Race Car (2000). Read full book review >