Search Results: "Michael J. Daley"


BOOK REVIEW

PINCH AND DASH AND THE TERRIBLE COUCH by Michael J. Daley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"A good choice for newly independent readers not quite ready for longer fiction. (Early reader. 5-8)"
An oversized couch with "daring dashes of red" causes a conundrum for understated Pinch. Will good friend Dash find a way to make it work? Read full book review >

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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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SHANGHAIED TO THE MOON by Michael J. Daley
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"Readers who enjoyed Daley's surer Space Station Rat (2005) will wonder what he was thinking. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
Straightforward sci-fi adventure veers off course into a black hole of pop psych in this confused outing. Read full book review >

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SPACE STATION RAT by Michael J. Daley
ANIMALS
Released: June 15, 2005

"If this leads those readers to Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, all the better. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In a space station far far away lives one escaped lab rat with an extraordinary knowledge of all things human, one boy who is ignored by his scientist parents and one single-minded robot named Nanny. Read full book review >

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PINCH AND DASH MAKE SOUP by Michael J. Daley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Here's hoping more servings of this charming duo will make it to the (reading) table. (Early reader. 5-8)"
Daley's easy-reading text about good friends learning to cooperate is served up just right with Yezerski's illustrations in pen, ink and watercolor. Read full book review >

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IDEAS ABOVE OUR STATION by Ian Daley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2008

"There's more chaff than wheat in this uneven book."
A collection of 15 short and rough-edged stories, first published in the U.K. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"A solid plumbing of the forces driving a dominant and uniquely American industry. (16 b&w photos, not seen)"
This study of the country-music industry takes a smart look at the business end of America's most popular musical genre. Read full book review >

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WALL OF BRASS by Robert Daley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 1994

"But once it builds up steam, a powerful portrait of a bulldog cop who doesn't even know himself why he won't let go."
Which murder would New York City chief of detectives Bert P. Farber least like to be investigating? Read full book review >

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NOWHERE TO RUN by Robert Daley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 25, 1996

"Victoriano's presence turns out to be lucky for the characters, since without him they'd be denuded of the suspense situations that give them what substance they have."
An unlikely pair of cops forced into premature retirement team up against the hit men assigned to kill one of them, in NYPD specialist Daley's most serious dip yet into mainstream waters. Read full book review >

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PORTRAITS OF FRANCE by Robert Daley
NON-FICTION
Released: July 14, 1991

"An engaging story of a man's love affair with a country, and a congenial portrait of one writer's life."
Personal reminiscences of an aspiring American writer's life in France, mixed in with a vigorous dose of French history, by the author of A Faint Cold Fear, Year of the Dragon, etc.—a treat for Francophiles and Daley fans alike. Read full book review >

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THE BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS by Michael J. Rosen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 20, 2000

"Definitely yes. (Fiction. 9-11)"
The author of Elijah's Angel: A Story for Chanukah and Christmas (1992) takes another careful, penetrating look at cultural and religious boundaries. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 26, 2013

"An engaging, if occasionally disjointed, memoir."
A proud father shares correspondence with his son, who served in the Peace Corps in Fiji. Read full book review >