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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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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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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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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

The Dandy Vigilante by Kevin Daley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 16, 2014

"Vigilante justice leads to something more complex in this New England-accented novel about a multifaceted reporter."
A Boston reporter finds himself in the middle of a murder case after scuffling with street punks in Daley's (South Pacific Survivor: In Samoa, 2009) latest thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The definitive resource for understanding this deeply troubling episode in the 20th century's greatest horror. (8 pages b&w photos, 4 maps)"
Essays by military and Holocaust historians (whose answers to the question in the subtitle vary widely), supplemented with relevant primary documents. Read full book review >