Search Results: "Michael Dahl"


BOOK REVIEW

NO MORE PACIFIER, DUCK by Michael Dahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Despite the happy ending, a story meant to serve as reassurance to little ones giving up their own pacifiers comes off as harsh and decidedly unpleasant. (Board book. 1-3)"
It's time for little Duck to give up his beloved pacifier. Read full book review >

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HOCUS POCUS HOTEL by Lisa K. Weber
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"With a touch of TheTwilight Zone, it's the building and its guests that provide the eeriest entertainment. (Mystery. 9-12)"
Ty Yu, one of the biggest bullies in middle school, recruits Charlie Hitchcock and his "acute visual memory" for a little detective work. Read full book review >

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GOODNIGHT FOOTBALL by Michael Dahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"At least one fan's dreams will be of the gridiron. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The excitement of a family's trip to a football game segues into a Goodnight Moon–like list of goodnights, ending with the young boy in bed, asleep, football tucked under his arm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEST OF YOUTH by Michael Dahlie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2013

"An engaging novel."
Every young writer can probably tell stories about the chaos and romance of their first year as a working scribe. But Henry Lang, the hero of this novel by Dahlie (A Gentleman's Guide To Graceful Living, 2008), has juicier tales than most. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTMAS by Michael Dahl
by Michael Dahl, illustrated by Jannie Ho
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"This gimmick is unlikely to outlast the paper it's wrapped in. (Board book. 1-3)"
A built-in frame allows parents to make this board book a personalized Christmas story. Read full book review >

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TROLL HUNTERS by Michael Dahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"A page-turner. (Horror. 10-13)"
"Beneath the vast volcanic lakes / Beneath the fiery core, / An ancient, ageless Evil wakes / And starts to rise once more." This poem sets the tone for a horror tale that offers middle-graders a fast, compelling read. Read full book review >

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A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO GRACEFUL LIVING by Michael Dahlie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2008

"Touted as a comedy, Dahlie's debut is an exercise in schadenfreude that is not remotely funny."
Portrait of a well-heeled wimp. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEDTIME FOR BATMAN by Michael Dahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"This should send Dark Knight fans flying to the Batcave—or the bedroom. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Holy bedtime, Batman! Read full book review >

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GOOD MORNING, SUPERMAN! by Michael Dahl
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"An excellent resource for parents attempting to wrangle their little superheroes' powers for good. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Superman greets a new day. 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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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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