Search Results: "Michael Grejniec"


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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GOOD MORNING, GOOD NIGHT by Michael Grejniec
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 1993

"Still, the bright colors and appealing forms in the imaginative, beautifully designed art will attract small children as well as adults, and it effectively dramatizes the concepts presented. (Picture book. 2-7)"
From the Polish-born creator of When I Open My Eyes (1990), a series of opposites (``I have one. Read full book review >

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ALBERT'S NAP by Michael Grejniec
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 1995

"Neither character inspires any sympathy, and it's not always clear just who is uttering the lines of minimalist text; if that ambiguity is intended, it's likely to confuse the book's audience. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Short on savvy, long on oafishness, this ode to frustration is as balky as the theme. Read full book review >

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WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR? by Michael Grejniec
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A charming if slight story enriched by the illustrations, which have the look of brightly colored felt collages pasted on black backgrounds. (Picture book. 3-7)"
From the Polish-born author of Good Morning, Good Night (1993) and When I Open My Eyes (1990) comes this child's fantasy about the unseen life of a neighbor in an upstairs apartment. Read full book review >

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THE ANIMALS AND THE ARK by Karla Kuskin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2002

"Despite the plethora of picture-story Noahs, this should make a big splash. (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
With vibrant, large-scale watercolors on rough-textured paper, Grejniec (From Anne to Zach, 1996, etc.) adds new zip to bouncy stanzas first published in 1958 with the now-veteran Kuskin's own illustrations. Read full book review >

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FROM ANNE TO ZACH by Mary Jane Martin
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"It makes for an appealing reworking of the familiar ABC genre. (Picture book. 3- 6)"
Martin's humorous rhymes, incorporating children's names (in alphabetical order of course), have the rhythm of jump rope chants: ``J my name is Justin. 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 >

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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 >

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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 >