Search Results: "Michael Elsohn Ross"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 1992

"Overall: an eye-opening report, told with unusual frankness and a great deal of righteous anger. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs-not seen.)"
Suspenseful, behind-closed-doors account of the legal and medical maneuverings that enabled deviously ingenuous killer Ross Michael Carlson to avoid trial from 1983—the year he shot both his parents to death—until his own death in 1989. Read full book review >

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A WORLD OF HER OWN by Michael Elsohn Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"The book's overall tone—that of a laundry list of accomplishments—does a disservice to readers who deserve to relate to and be inspired by these remarkable women. (Collective biography. 10-17)"
If only the writing lived up to the subject matter…. Read full book review >

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BECOME A BIRD AND FLY! by Michael Elsohn Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"Not essential but attractive, and a valid supplementary approach to the subject. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Nicky likes to imagine flying like a bird; one day, his neighbor Avis tells him exactly how to become one: ``Close your eyes...let your thoughts take wing,'' and imagine growing lighter, more streamlined. ``Your heavy teeth fall out. Read full book review >

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SNUG AS A BUG by Michael Elsohn Ross
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 2004

"Bugs or no, the soothing images of little ones being tucked in by a loving—even it is a many-legged—parent is bound to have a soporific effect. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Naturalist Ross takes a fey look at the nightly going-to-bed habits of various crawly critters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLAY WITH ME by Michael Elsohn Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"While there is nothing to mark this as an outstanding title, it is a welcome affirmation of play and connection in young children's lives. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Five scenes of children and parents at play interspersed among images of frolicking animal families create a gentle celebration of intergenerational fun. Read full book review >

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WHAT’S THE MATTER IN MR. WHISKERS’ ROOM? by Michael Elsohn Ross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Great fun, with appealing science. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Oh to be a kid in Mr. Whiskers's primary science classes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUG WATCHING WITH CHARLES HENRY TURNER by Michael Elsohn Ross
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 11, 1997

"Bugs are distinguished from insects at the outset, and precise drawings and insets offer background information on the specific subjects of Turner's studies. (glossary, index) (Biography. 8-11)"
A well-researched biography of a lesser-known scientist, complete with project ideas that extend the book's usefulness. Read full book review >

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LADYBUGOLOGY by Michael Elsohn Ross
by Michael Elsohn Ross, photographed by Brian Grogan, illustrated by Darren Erickson
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 7, 1998

"The full- color photographs are helpful; the illustrations are sometimes informative, and other times clumsily executed cartoons. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Ladybugs are the perfect bug for a pet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FLOWER WATCHING by Michael Elsohn Ross
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 15, 1997

An entry in the new Naturalist's Apprentice biographies that lovingly presents the life of botanist Alice Eastwood (18591953), who explored plant life in Colorado and California at the turn of the century. Read full book review >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BARNEY ROSS by Douglas Century
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 10, 2006

"A strikingly researched work that's rich with perspective on Jews in America."
Moving biography of the 1930s boxer who fought his way out of a Jewish ghetto in Chicago to become a World Champion and a genuine World War II hero. Read full book review >