Search Results: "Michael Chesworth"


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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RAINY DAY DREAM by Michael Chesworth
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"But most interesting here are the beautifully crafted, exquisitely composed watercolors, skillfully evoking mist, light, and the very feel and smell of a rainy day; while the book is quiet, Chesworth achieves a real narrative flow, both visually and conceptually. (Picture book. 3-7)"
From a promising new illustrator, a wordless book depicting the flight of a man wafted aloft by his umbrella. Read full book review >

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ALPHABOAT by Michael Chesworth
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"CDB fans and everyone who can appreciate the written word will appreciate the author's humor and erudition, anyone who appreciates language will laugh out loud. (Picture book. 5-10)"
This bit of alphabetical legerdemain, juggling the particles of speech and letters topsy-turvy, is to alphabet books what a diacritical mark is to vowels. Read full book review >

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ARCHIBALD FRISBY by Michael Chesworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"They have fun too, and what a rich and satisfying kind it can be. (Picture book. 5-10)"
Archibald is ``obsessed with all things scientific'' (he's been caught studying algebra at recess and has ``taken apart/every kitchen appliance:/they had given their lives/in the interest of science''). Read full book review >

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DIOGENES by M.D. Usher
ANIMALS
Released: June 3, 2009

Usher appropriately casts a free-ranging mutt in the role of the philosopher in this worthy, picture-book introduction to his life and lessons. Read full book review >

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MORGY’S MUSICAL SUMMER by Maggie Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2008

"Chesworth's action-packed black-and-white illustrations complement the breezy text. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Just in time for summer-vacation readers, Lewis brings Morgy MacDougal-MacDuff back in this warm and funny tale of cabin living, camp food and classic letters from home. Read full book review >

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MOM FOR MAYOR by Nancy Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"Black-and-white illustrations accent the rather conventional story. (Fiction. 7-10)"
It was just not possible, but the sign on Lenox Field read "For Sale." Read full book review >

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JACOB TWO-TWO'S FIRST SPY CASE by Mordecai Richler
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 1997

"Jacob's role in the plot is confined largely to enduring indignities and following orders, for Mr. Dinglebat, Jacob's father, and a trio of craven cops nail the bad guys. (b&w illustrations, not seen, glossary) (Fiction. 7-10)"
Third in a series (Jacob Two-Two and the Dinosaur, o.p., and Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang, 1994) about an eight-year-old nicknamed ``Two-Two'' because, as the youngest of five children, he must say everything twice before anyone pays any attention to him. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"This ramshackle mess of an abode has real character and happily contains its frolicking family. (Picture book. 4-6)"
It might not be the perfect house—"windows drafty, shutters peeling. / There's a crack across the ceiling. / Paint's a little chipped and faded. / Might say it's dilapidated"—but the family of nine living here couldn't be happier—until a doorknob falls off. Read full book review >

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MORGY COAST TO COAST by Maggie Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2005

"Bravo. (Fiction. 9-10)"
In a hyper-frenetic plot, reinforced by fast-paced but thoughtful narration, Lewis perfectly captures an active nine-year-old boy's life. Read full book review >

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JINGLE THE BRASS by Patricia Newman
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2004

"Newman defines all the argot so adroitly in context that the closing glossary is superfluous. (afterword) (Picture book. 6-8)"
Young trainiacs will definitely "jingle the brass" (as in: ring the bell) at this lingo-heavy trip into railroading's past. Read full book review >