Search Results: "Michael Hall"


BOOK REVIEW

IT'S AN ORANGE AARDVARK! by Michael Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"Suspenseful and entertaining; all-around great fun. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Get ready for some hilarity and hijinks as five ants discover what's really outside their stump home in this die-cut offering from Hall. Read full book review >

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RED by Michael Hall
by Michael Hall, illustrated by Michael Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Smartly designed and appealing, Red's story offers much for discussion and affirmation. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When a red-labeled crayon discovers he's actually blue, he finds joy, ebullience and acceptance. Read full book review >

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MY HEART IS LIKE A ZOO by Michael Hall
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Between the zoology and the vocabulary, it's good for the classroom and a comforting goodnight book to boot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Animals, adjectives and hearts—lots of hearts—combine in this bright, appealing selection, reminiscent of the works of Lois Ehlert. Read full book review >

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PERFECT SQUARE by Michael Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Young readers will absorb the visual lessons effortlessly and with delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The volume, like its subject, is a perfect square, welcoming readers into a colorful, geometric romp. Read full book review >

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FRANKENCRAYON by Michael Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"With very careful repeat reads, this challenging tale may pay off, especially if readers choose to put on a play of their own. (dramatis personae) (Picture book. 5-8)"
Personified crayons and a pencil, thespians all, re-enact the cancellation of their book, while Hall fills his story within a story with intrigue, theater, and a whole lot of silly. Read full book review >

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CAT TALE by Michael Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Smart and accessible, charming and witty, this is one for educators and adventurers alike. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Hall cleverly plays with homophones in this diverting word adventure. Read full book review >

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WONDERFALL by Michael Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A haunting journey through autumn and a lovely triumph. (Picture book/poetry. 4-8)"
Using the point of view of a tree as his visual constant, Hall offers 15 poems inspired by mashed-up words—"Peacefall," "Plentifall," and so on—to discover autumn's many delights. Read full book review >

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LITTLE i by Michael Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An inventive alphabet book for the perceptive reader. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This unusual alphabet adventure features the little letter i. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"They have names like Blois, Esclimont, and Montigny-Le- Ganelon—just three of the 34 chÉteaux covered by Binney, formerly of Country Life and currently architectural correspondent for The Times."
Their empires are gone, their royalty have been variously beheaded or imprisoned in the pages of tabloids, their Olympic teams are routinely humiliated by squads from the New and Third Worlds—but France and England still have some really big houses. 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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