Search Results: "Michael Scott"


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ANCIENT WORLDS by Michael  Scott
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Scott teaches us that the past is a work in progress influenced by political and religious ideas and powerful rulers and individuals, and he proves that we need to continue to study and learn."
A welcome broadening of our understanding of antiquity. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2007

"By the last page of this exhilarating journey, it's delightfully clear that the ending is merely the beginning. (Fiction. 11-15)"
This first in a planned series borrows characters from history, legend and mythology, but is set in modern time. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2009

"Ending in a welter of revelations, reunions and unresolved plotlines, this page-turner promises plenty of action to come. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Weaving yet more figures from history and myth into the third of his six-volume fantasy, Scott whisks teenage twins Sophie and Josh to London, the stronghold of archnemesis John Dee, for an encounter with Gilgamesh—a half-senile street bum in this era but a master of Water Magic and the oldest human immortal of them all. Read full book review >

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OCTOBER MOON by Michael  Scott
FANTASY
Released: April 15, 1994

"Good fun. (Fiction. 11+)"
Originally published in Ireland, a thriller set near Dublin. Read full book review >

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POSTCARDS FROM PISMO by Michael Scotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"An uncomplicated but fervent and timely show of support. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A class assignment blossoms into friendship as a fourth-grade (later fifth-) Californian showers a young soldier stationed in Afghanistan with letters, e-mail messages and postcards. Read full book review >

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LATASHA AND THE LITTLE RED TORNADO by Michael Scotto
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"There are some bright spots, including a satisfying ending that's not too neat, but this is too long, and too clearly written with a grown-up's sensibility to have as much kid appeal as it could have had. (Fiction. 9-11)"
What's an 8-year-old with a working single mother and an energetic dog to do when her puppy's high energy (the "zoomies") threatens to try their landlady's patience? Read full book review >

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THE GATES OF NOON by Michael Scott Rohan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1993

"Hard-working and different, with tons of local color, bustle, and noise: sometimes humidly suffocating, equally often dazzling."
Sequel to Chase the Morning (not seen): a strange, hectic fantasy with an exotic Far East setting and more weird beasties than you can shake a stick at. Read full book review >

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CLOUD CASTLES by Michael Scott Rohan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Churning, fizzing narrative with plenty of action, but overcomplicated and hard to follow: worth a try for the series' fans."
Rohan's series features a fantasy world comprised of a mundane Core and a highly magical Spiral and Rim crawling with weird and nasty creatures (The Gates of Noon, 1993). Read full book review >

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A Faithful Son by Michael Scott Garvin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2016

"A striking tale of coming-of-age, loss, sexuality, and self-discovery, filled with rich characters."
Garvin depicts the splendor and squalor of both the natural and human worlds in this debut literary novel. Read full book review >

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THE THIRTEEN HALLOWS by Michael  Scott
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"It's just fiction, folks, manufactured rather than crafted; still, it could have been a lot worse."
Fantasy from bestselling author Scott (The Warlock, 2011, etc.) and playwright Freedman (Sister Cities, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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TOO MUCH OF NOTHING by Michael Scott Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"A first novel that deserved hardcovers."
A prosperous beginning for San Francisco-based reporter and stage critic Moore. Read full book review >

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THE YOUNG OXFORD BOOK OF ECOLOGY by Michael  Scott
NATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"Caveats: Biodiversity merits only passing mention; the sturdy binding sometimes traps important information in the gutter while charts span two pages. (full-color photos, maps, charts, diagrams, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
This addition to The Young Oxford Books makes a complex topic more accessible with charts, diagrams, and full-color photographs. Read full book review >