Search Results: "Michael Bond"


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MONSIEUR PAMPLEMOUSSE RESTS HIS CASE by Michael Bond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Some laughs at the expense of series writers (the gourmet detective, the classical-music sleuth, etc.), some tasty food selections, but, overall, very thin."
A return for the bumbling, inept Monsieur Pamplemousse, restaurant reviewer for Le Guide, who this time out must solve the poisoning death of an American mystery writer, one of the six attendees at a gala Vichy dinner re-creating an elaborate Alexandre Dumas menu. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 17, 2015

"Bond renders a worthwhile subject into entertaining, informative reading."
London-based writer Bond wades into the murky reaches of the human psyche in this exploration of how other people's opinions shape our behaviors and attitudes. Read full book review >

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PADDINGTON IN THE GARDEN by Michael Bond
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"The trimmed-down text makes this a perfect place for Alley's jovial and detailed watercolor illustrations and an amusing way to look forward to the advent of spring gardening. (Picture book. 3-6)"
For over four decades, generations of readers worldwide have embraced the bumbling, lovable Paddington, who hasn't changed much over the years. Read full book review >

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PADDINGTON HERE AND NOW by Michael Bond
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2008

"Children's literature in its finest, purest form. (Fiction. 5-10)"
In the past 50 years, very little has changed for the residents of 32 Windsor Gardens. Read full book review >

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PADDINGTON BEAR GOES TO THE HOSPITAL by Michael Bond
ANIMALS
Released: June 30, 2001

"He'd be the perfect hospital-room companion. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Books on first trips to the hospital can be such timorous affairs, so full of forced cheer. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL NESMITH
by Nick A. Zaino III

Michael Nesmith’s first big job in the music industry didn’t make much sense to him. He was hired—along with Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork—to be part of a rock and roll band on television called the Monkees. It would change his life in ways he couldn’t quite comprehend. He addresses this in his new memoir, Infinite Tuesday: An ...


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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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MICHAEL TWITTY
by Gregory McNamee

Recipes, like people, have DNA. It may take some ferreting out, some hard kitchen testing, some documentary research, and some more tasting and adjusting, but eventually that yellowed slip of paper tucked into grandmom’s copy of Joy of Cooking will yield its ancestry, reveal its origins through the patina of the past, and show how tastes and ingredients have changed ...


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ÉDOUARD LOUIS
by Rhett Morgan

In 2014 at the age of 22, Édouard Louis published his first novel, The End of Eddy, in France and caused a sensation in the French press. Like another recently celebrated European author, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Louis takes directly from his own life to craft bleak images. Also like Knausgaard, he came under intense media scrutiny as investigative journalists sought ...


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TUMBLE BUMBLE by Felicia Bond
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Delicate, jaunty pictures make a companionable match. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A sly caper with a merry cast and fun that readers can count on. ``A tiny bug went for a walk./He met a cat and stopped to talk.'' Bug and cat bump into a crocodile, her friend the bee, and a baby pig (`` `Oink!' he squealed. `That was my tail!'/They apologized to no avail.''). Read full book review >

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EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!
by Leila Roy

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
—First Amendment to the United States Constitution

 

As I’m sure we’ve all noticed, certain ...


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EASY DOES IT
by Julie Danielson

If you are a parent, teacher, or librarian looking for some new illustrated beginning chapter books—as in, the kind most often referred to as easy readers, those for students just getting the hang of reading and ready for stories divided into chapters—today I’m rounding up a small handful of new ones that I think will entertain children. Each has something ...


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