Search Results: "Michael Dooling"


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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YOUNG THOMAS EDISON by Michael Dooling
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"How does it happen?' (afterword, resource lists) (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
In this sketchy but inspirational profile, Dooling pairs realistic paintings of the home-schooled boy experimenter—usually intent on a book, bottles of chemicals or some gadget—with an early-years account that stresses the influences his mother, and his encroaching deafness, played in shaping a lifelong habit of hard, constant study. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT HORSE-LESS CARRIAGE RACE by Michael Dooling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Back matter also explains what happened after the race: winner Frank Duryea started the Duryea Motor Company in 1896, predating Henry Ford by seven years. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An 1895 race sponsored by the Chicago Times-Herald to prove that the horseless carriage was the way of the future is the subject of Dooling's (Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog's Tale, p. 886, etc.) latest offering, the first he's both written and illustrated. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF SANTA CLAUS by Tom Paxton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"The story's matter-of- fact telling and the way characters appear to make eye contact with readers give this a subtle, comfortably tongue-in-cheek tone. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Well, it could have happened this way. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL COLLINS by James Mackay
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 15, 1997

"Despite minor shortcomings, this is the best life of Collins now available, published just in time to coincide with Neil Jordan's film Michael Collins, with Liam Neeson in the lead role."
A stirring, comprehensive life of the great Irish patriot. ``If you think you understand what's going on, you're just confused,'' says a graffito current in Belfast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHANGING MICHAEL by Jeff Schilling
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Like the main character, not as smart as it thinks it is. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen provocateur decides to befriend and help a social outcast. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Robert Lipsyte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Kids are lucky to have Lipsyte writing on their side. (Biography. 10-14)"
According to New York Times sportswriter Lipsyte (Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1993, etc.), Michael Jordan is a master of timing not just in his game but in his whole involvement with basketball and advertising. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVEN STEPHEN by Johanna Hurwitz
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1996

"His emotional crisis takes place in so few pages that it's almost pointless, but it's also the only real action in the book. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 10+)"
According to his younger sister Sunny, who narrates this novel, there isn't anything at which Stephen, 17, doesn't excel: He has perfect SAT scores, girls drool at the sight of him, he's a star athlete, and has been accepted not only at Harvard but Yale, Princeton, and MIT as well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEWIS AND CLARK AND ME by Laurie Myers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Young lovers of history and dog stories will appreciate a volume that provides both. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Lewis and Clark's famous journey began in 1803. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WALKING TO SCHOOL by Eve Bunting
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2008

"This work slowly examines religious intolerance's impact on one individual, providing no easy resolutions. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Eight-year-old Allison is afraid to walk to school, a simple act made dangerous by "the Troubles" that wrack Northern Ireland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANNE HUTCHINSON’S WAY by Jeannine Atkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2007

"Atkins tells a complex story of faith and freedom with clarity and strength. (Picture book/fictionalized biography. 8-11)"
Atkins offers a beautifully produced and constructed fictionalized tale of the preacher and midwife Anne Hutchinson, told from the point of view of Susanna, Hutchinson's youngest child until they arrived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1634. Read full book review >