Search Results: "Michael Fry"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2007

"Rigorous history infused with boundless love."
Something of a Wild Scot himself, Fry (How the Scots Made America, 2005, etc.) proffers a magisterial, if not always limpid, history of his country and people. Read full book review >

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BULLY BAIT by Michael Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"An important message, humorously delivered, that will appeal to Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In an illustrated novel, the first in a proposed series, cartoonist Fry (Over the Hedge) humorously mines the world of middle school as seen through the eyes of bullied Nick to answer the question: Can three oddballs team together to take down the school bully? Read full book review >

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ZERO TOLERANCE  by Michael Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Nick ably joins Greg Heffley and Big Nate in comically maneuvering the minefield of middle school life. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
Fry (Bully Bait, 2013) hits his stride in this second hilarious exploration of the hazards and histrionics of middle school, as seen through the eyes of Nick, the shortest seventh-grader ever. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BE A SUPERVILLAIN by Michael Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Entirely skippable. (Adventure. 7-10)"
A good kid trains to become a villain. Read full book review >

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THE NAUGHTY LIST by Michael Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Readers of both genders will take to this original and hilarious story—so long as they do not still believe in Santa. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
A zany take on how Christmas happens aims straight for the middle-grade humor sweet spot. Read full book review >

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HOW THE SCOTS MADE AMERICA by Michael Fry
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Marred on occasion by rhetorical excess—but also full of surprises that sometimes come very near revelation. (16 pp. b&w illustrations)"
What a backwater place we might have become if those thrifty, ambitious, adaptable, brilliant and sly Scots hadn't emigrated here. 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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LOSING IT by Erin Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"An energizing and ultimately uplifting tale of the power to change. (Fiction. 10-15)"
Overweight eighth-grader Bennett receives a wake-up call when his obese father collapses with a stroke. Read full book review >

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MAKING HISTORY by Stephen Fry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1998

"An amusing, sophomoric, hyperbolic, academic send-up, timed to coincide with Fry's upcoming role in a film about Oscar Wilde."
Would the world be better off if Hitler had never lived? 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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