Search Results: "Michael Collier"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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JERICHO WALLS by Kristi Collier
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"It will give youthful readers information on a level deeper than that offered by mere dates and facts and will lend itself to discussion. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Another memorable preacher's child steps on to the stage in this promising debut. Read full book review >

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DAY OF WRATH by Iris Collier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2002

"Lots of action and a believably complex view of Henry VIII's reign from newcomer Collier make up for the obligatory, anachronistic, and oddly opaque female partner."
Lord Nicholas Peverell, a member of Henry VIII's court, has reluctantly been helping the King liquidate the wealthy monasteries of England when he returns from London to his own beloved estate in Sussex to find tragedy: his steward, Matthew Hayward, strangled at the foot of the grain tower. Read full book review >