Search Results: "Michael Emberley"


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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WELCOME BACK, SUN by Michael Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"A perfect antidote to a dreary winter week. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A little girl who lives ``wedged deep in a narrow mountain valley'' far in the north describes the weary months Norwegians call ``murketiden''—``the murky time'' when the sun has disappeared—and the joyful March day when she and her parents make the steep climb to glimpse its first reappearance. Read full book review >

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THE PRESENT by Michael Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1991

"Lighthearted and innovative: a story to amuse older children as well as its intended audience. (Picture book. 4-11)"
The author of Ruby (1990) creates another charmingly original story, this time set in rural Denmark. Read full book review >

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RUBY AND THE SNIFFS by Michael Emberley
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Not quite just right, but close enough. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Ruby, an imaginative little mouse with a big attitude, hears a "thumpity-bump!" from upstairs and simply must investigate. 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

MICHAEL DOUGLAS by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A fleeting account of ambition tempered by experience, with special emphasis on reconciling past and present and finding a renewed sense of family."
Celebrity biographer Eliot (Steve McQueen, 2011, etc.) highlights American actor and producer Michael Douglas, considering his life and career through a competitive lens. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Roland Lazenby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Studded with insights but unnecessarily long—though, given the continued aura of Jordan, likely to sell well."
An exhaustive—and exhausting—biography of the greatest player in NBA history. Read full book review >