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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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

UNCLE JAMES by Marc Harshman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Still, a perceptive, well-told story of hard times early in the century, illustrated with sober insight in Dooling's carefully crafted paintings, in somber grays and browns. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A bleak realistic story about a family eking out a meager living after Father dies. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >