Search Results: "Michael Ferrari"


BOOK REVIEW

BORN TO FLY by Michael Ferrari
ADVENTURE
Released: July 14, 2009

"Middle-grade readers of either gender looking for suspenseful historical fiction won't notice that the combination of events adds up to an unlikely story, but they will enjoy Bird's flight. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Eleven-year-old outcast Bird McGill feels she was born to fly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KINDHEARTED CROCODILE by Lucia Panzieri
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A paradoxically enjoyable and consternating metafictive read. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A postmodern picture book with decidedly antiquated characterization, this Italian import may upend conventional wisdom about crocodiles, but it reinforces gender stereotypes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NO HONKING ALLOWED by Stephanie Calmenson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Put pedal to the metal and read this as fast as wheels will allow. (Picture book. 3-6)"
At last, an answer to that long-standing question: would you trust a T. rex in the driver's seat? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF JOBY by Mark J. Ferrari
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Just quirky, clever, sincere and sporadically uplifting enough to balance the depressing nature of Joby's many trials."
Ferrari's allegorical fantasy debut updates the Book of Job, setting it in contemporary California. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT IS A TRIANGLE? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2000

"Once again, Dotlich and Ferrari make learning about shapes a colorful, fun experience for the littlest reader. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Young children discover triangles in the unlikeliest places in this latest addition to Dotlich's shape book series (What is Round, What is Square, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHAT IS ROUND? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1999

"An expertly executed precursor to the I Spy books and their kind. (Picture book. 1-3)"
Bright full-color photographs, featuring bold objects and dramatic contrasts, characterize this first book about shapes in the Growing Tree series. 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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BOOK REVIEW

GRINGA LATINA by Gabriella De Ferrari
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1995

"Readers gain entrÇe into a rarefied, intriguing world, but the tale is rather sparse and short on discovery. (Author tour)"
A nostalgic memoir of a childhood lived between two cultures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCIPLE by Jérôme  Ferrari
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"An elegant, cheerless meditation on how even the brightest people can find it in themselves to accommodate evil on the way to annihilation."
Prix Goncourt-winning novelist Ferrari continues his program of interrogating history to expose brittle truths about our nature. Read full book review >

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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

RED by Michael Hall
by Michael Hall, illustrated by Michael Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Smartly designed and appealing, Red's story offers much for discussion and affirmation. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a red-labeled crayon discovers he's actually blue, he finds joy, ebullience and acceptance. Read full book review >