Search Results: "Michael Grejniec"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2003

"Bouncy-good for group read-alouds. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Wildly bright colors and text that dances around the page give bountiful energy to this illustrated poem. 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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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

The Truth The Whole Truth Nothing but the Truth by Michael
NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2011

"Sprightly throughout, this volume portrays a belief system that is vehement though rarely novel."
A debut book offers a no-nonsense guide to biblical teachings, with a particular emphasis on the truth found in the Bible itself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOST DOG by Michael Garland
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A delightful story with wide appeal beyond the early-reader designation. (Early reader/picture book. 2-8)"
A huge dog named Pete gets really lost on the way to Grandma's house for a birthday celebration. Read full book review >

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MR. BALL MAKES A TO-DO LIST by Michael Townsend
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A wild romp, with the volume turned up to 11. (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
A manic Pac-Man lookalike loves making to-do lists, but he has a certain amount of trouble (read: major difficulties) following through. Read full book review >