Search Results: "Michael J. Clark"


BOOK REVIEW

ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT? by Michael J. Clark
Released: March 18, 2009

"Endearing main characters help this caper rise above its clichés."
In this old-fashioned caper novel, two former high school heroes find themselves on the run from the law after they reconnect while vacationing with their families at Disney World. Read full book review >

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The Order of the Albatross by J. Clark Hallvin
Released: April 1, 2013

"An electric tale flickering with conspiracy, lust and betrayal."
In Hallvin's debut novel, a mysterious global conspiracy threatens the health and safety of millions, and Prometheus Grey—a stage magician, occultist and thief—is called upon to lend his unique blend of skills to help save the world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 16, 1993

"A well-researched, in-depth study of a most unusual athlete: one of the best—and most fascinating—sports bios in years. (Sixteen-page photo insert—not seen)"
Football star Joe Don Looney—an All-American running back in the early 1960's—had, according to Oklahoma attorney Clark, ``the tools to be the next Jim Brown.'' But as Clark shows in this smoothly written, riveting biography, Looney's brand of nonconformity and manic temperament was not readily accommodated 30 years ago. Read full book review >

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THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN by Michael Morpurgo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"An evocative and effective retelling of an old classic. (Picture book. 6-9)"
The rich may ignore the poor, but the Piper must be paid. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: Nov. 24, 1992

"Fully indexed, including an index of animals. (Poetry. 9+)"
An extensive collection, geographically arranged (as subtly revealed in a table of contents where groups are accompanied by unlabeled maps—Australia and environs; Asia; Africa; Europe; the Americas; an image representing the sea). Read full book review >

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RUNNING WITH TRAINS by Michael J. Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"A thoughtful, beautifully image-laden tale of learning how to appreciate what one has. (Poetry. 11 & up)"
The differing worlds of two boys come together in this intriguing novel in poems set in rural Ohio. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RAT TRAP by Michael J. Daley
ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 2008

"While the story is a mite thin on setting and characterization, the fast-paced plot is sure to please fans of computer games and sentient machines and serves to expand the rather skimpy field of middle-grade science-fiction books. (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Everyone on the space station believes Rat was killed in the battle with Nanny, a terrifying robot run amok. Read full book review >

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FALTER KINGDOM by Michael J. Seidlinger
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"An ennui-soaked misfire. (Horror. 14-17)"
A teenage boy is possessed by a demon. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2006

"A heartening read."
A psychologist shares the trials and tribulations of today's teens. Read full book review >

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BARELY BREATHING by Michael J. Kolinski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 2013

"Readers will eagerly follow the reckless, entertaining protagonist as he navigates LA and Vegas in this sinuous mystery."
In the author's debut thriller, a man's Los Angeles vacation takes unexpected turns when he realizes that the cousin he's come to visit has gone missing. Read full book review >