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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MICHAEL JORDAN by Roland Lazenby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Studded with insights but unnecessarily long—though, given the continued aura of Jordan, likely to sell well."
An exhaustive—and exhausting—biography of the greatest player in NBA history. Read full book review >