Search Results: "Michael Elsohn Ross"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

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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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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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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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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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Informative but often unwieldy history of a pivotal period for race relations in the American South."
A Reconstruction-era kidnapping incident in the Deep South gets put under the historical microscope. Read full book review >