Search Results: "Michael Collier"


BOOK REVIEW

WONDERS OF GEOLOGY by Michael Collier
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 2, 2011

"For the budding geologist—or photographer, or pilot—in the household, a thing of wonder, and an exemplary work of feature-rich multimedia publishing."
A captivating introduction, technical but not difficult, to the rumblings within the Earth that produce the world's mountains. Read full book review >

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THE LEDGE by Michael Collier
Released: April 27, 2000

"Whether writing about the natural creatures of the world or about myth and personal history, Collier offers delight for both ear and mind."
A welcome new collection from a poet of distinction. Read full book review >

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Released: May 1, 2000

"These poets should not have to creep; readers should flock to their vibrant, exciting voices."
These "new" poets are indeed new: almost all of the 54 contributors included in these pages are either under 40 or have published a first book within the past five years. Read full book review >

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UPTOWN by Bryan Collier
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2000

"Walter Dean Myers's poem Harlem (1997), illustrated in similar style by Christopher Myers, conveys a deeper sense of the African American community's history, but this makes an engagingly energetic once-over. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Collier debuts with a set of dazzling paint-and-photo collages paired to a child's tribute to his Harlem neighborhood. Read full book review >

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IT'S SHOE TIME! by Bryan Collier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Hilarious and very well-executed—shoe-pendous, even—this is a great addition for emerging readers and pun enthusiasts alike. One might say, a perfect pairing. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Collier gives beginning readers a quest of mismatched shoes trying to find the "right" pair after being "left" behind. Yes, all the puns are gleefully intended. Read full book review >

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THE BACKYARD by John Collier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"A handsome series of paintings, but not essential. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An artist who's been much honored by his peers at the Society of Illustrators (15 medals) explores a familiar theme: following a suburban yard from the present back through times when ``cowboys sang lonesome songs and died on cold plains'' and ``Braves loved maidens, and great battles with no names raged'' to dinosaurs, mountains rising and falling, and ``hydrogen and darkness and the hand of God.'' But the concept is secondary to Collier's fascination with the composition at which he excels. Read full book review >

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A HORSE NAMED STEVE by Kelly Collier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"Team spirit and individual achievement are certainly lacking in this attempt to explore what makes a horse (or a child) special. (Picture book. 3-6)"
To be different is to be a standout in this confusing little story. Read full book review >

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Housewife by Kristin Collier
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A complex transgender love story that mixes selfishness and compassion."
A woman grapples with a new reality after her husband comes out as a transwoman in this detailed debut memoir of marriage and transformation. Read full book review >

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EXODUS by Paul Collier
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"Valuable reading for policymakers."
An economist and expert on the world's poorest populations analyzes who migrates, why and the effects on host societies. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Maps; notes; Gettysburg Address. (Fiction. 10+)"
Before dying of a wound, Pa extracts from Johnny a promise not to become involved in the Civil War and to care for the farm and family. Read full book review >

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THROWING STONES by Kristi Collier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Literary sports fans will be right at home. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Pete, Andy's eldest brother, died just as WWI ended, and the family hasn't recovered. Read full book review >