Search Results: "Michael Garland"


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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JUDY GARLAND by David Shipman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 1993

"If you can take it, it's a great story. (Twenty-four pages of b&w photographs)"
Big, heart-heavy bio of Garland that—though never stylish- -holds throughout. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"From the beaver's coat to the tiger lily's petals to the snakeskin, this fish tale is a keeper. (Picture book/early reader. 4-8)"
Take a conventional story, add a new art technique—and voilà, a striking picture book is born. Read full book review >

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GRANDPA'S TRACTOR by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

A grandfather and his grandson share the sweetness of reminiscence and evoke a bygone era. Read full book review >

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MISS SMITH AND THE HAUNTED LIBRARY by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"It's rare for books about the magic of reading to be themselves magical, and this, alas, is no exception. (Picture book. 5-8)"
When Miss Smith takes her class to a spooky old library, the kids are dubious; they get downright anxious when librarian Ms Creeper reads a few characters out of Miss Smith's Incredible Storybook: the Hound of the Baskervilles, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, Dracula, etc. Fright turns to fun when Ms Creeper passes out cookies and cider. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GREAT EASTER EGG HUNT by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"Not essential, but an inviting romp, falling on the visual complexity scale somewhere between Joan Steiner's Look-Alikes Junior (1999) and the hyper-busy-ness of Where's Waldo? (Picture book. 5-7)"
Garland places realistic but processed-looking patterned eggs, hens, chicks, real and chocolate bunnies, baskets and other Easter-ish iconography in multiple layers for this browser's-delight companion to Mystery Mansion (2001) and Christmas City (2002). Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS CITY by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The story concludes when Tommy finally finds his aunt waiting for him (on Santa's lap), holding a wrapped present for her nephew. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Children who enjoy searching out every last item in the I Spy series will enjoy this complex search-and-find puzzle and story combination with over 200 items to find throughout the volume. Read full book review >

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ICARUS SWINEBUCKLE by Michael Garland
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"Extreme close-ups and panoramic vistas create an edgy, surreal vision with the inarguable premise that dreams are more fun than work. (Picture book. 69)"
"When pigs fly" takes on an added dimension in this retelling of the Icarus myth. Read full book review >

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DADDY PLAYED THE BLUES by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2017

"Skip. (song credits, map, thumbnail biographies) (Picture book. 6-8)"
One family's journey from Mississippi to Chicago in 1936, as recalled by the now-grown daughter, interweaves the history of the Great Migration and African-American blues heritage. Read full book review >

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PIZZA MOUSE  by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"The mean streets may have never looked so clean, but it still takes pluck and courage to survive them. (Picture book. 5-8)"
For a New York City mouse, hazards abound—but also delicious discoveries. Read full book review >