Search Results: "Michael Gerard Bauer"


BOOK REVIEW

JUST A DOG by Michael Gerard Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"Dog lovers will lap up this appealing Australian import from its beguiling cover to the last page, at which point they will probably need a tissue or two. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Lassie or Rin Tin Tin, he's not. To most people, he's just a dog, but to Corey, Mister Mosely is family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DON’T CALL ME ISHMAEL by Michael Gerard Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"The combination of insults about Melville, great characters, humor, intelligence and the honest portrayal of bullying makes for a fantastic, all-encompassing read. (Fiction. 11-15)"
With a name like Ishmael Leseur, one can imagine the amount of teasing the 14-year-old endures. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RUNNING MAN by Michael Gerard Bauer
FICTION
Released: July 1, 2008

"Thankfully, the metamorphosis theme flows smoothly, enabling younger teen artists and scientists to enjoy both silkworm and character maturation. (Fiction. YA)"
Two people emerge from their personal cocoons in this Australian import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RUGBY WARRIOR by Gerard Siggins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 8, 2014

"A light and enjoyable story to introduce young American readers to the game. (author's note) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Siggins follows Rugby Spirit (2012) with a companion novel about 13-year-old Eoin Madden, two ghosts, teammate rivalry and the love of the game. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DUBLIN DEAD by Gerard O'Donovan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 13, 2012

"Slow to gather momentum, with much checking of airline schedules. But the final bloody payoff is deeply satisfying."
The deaths of an Irish drug lord who was murdered in Spain and an Irish estate agent who jumped off Bristol's storied Clifton Bridge turn out to have close and unholy connections. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN TRANSIT by Kathleen Gerard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2011

"A stylistically clunky debut, with bare-bones plotting whose alleged surprises even moderately savvy readers will anticipate throughout."
The story of an NYPD transit cop's biggest mistake. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUNLESS by Gerard Donovan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A lyrically depressing vision of things to come."
Donovan (Julius Winsome, 2006, etc.) imagines a drugged-up dystopia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"A pertinent work of history and journalism. As armies again march in the Middle East, these communities are at new risk."
Rare glimpses inside isolated pockets of ancient settlements in the Middle East, revealing fragile yet tenacious religions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TELL ME by Joan Bauer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"An intriguing story idea is marred by a surfeit of telling. (Fiction. 10-15)"
A 12-year-old girl sees something suspicious and determinedly pursues it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Few children have not wished for a dog's life, and Bauer's ballad delivers that wish fulfilled, with all its disadvantages exposed for comic effect. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The Strange And Wonderful Tale Of Robert McDoodle (32 pp.; $16.00; Sept.1; 0-689-80619-1): When he enrolls in the Jellicoe School for Dogs, soon-to-be-six Robert McDoodle is dismayed to discover that being a dog involves more than just bones and naps. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEXTERITY by Douglas Bauer
Released: April 10, 1989

Seldom do first novels combine emotional intensity with stylistic complexity, but Bauer does so here in an exceptionally well-written novel that boils with rage and simmers with despair. Read full book review >