Search Results: "Michael J. Doolittle"


BOOK REVIEW

SKYSCRAPER by Susan E. Goodman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"A final page on the literally worldwide origins of the skyscraper's materials is a perfect lagniappe for this soaring, stirring account. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
Chock-a-block with big, bright, sharp color photos, this pictorial essay follows a New York City skyscraper (the new Random House Building, in a deft bit of product placement) from architect's table to furniture deliveries, then pulls back for dramatic high- and low-angle shots, plus some historical background. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 1995

"The full-color photos have the immediacy of snapshots, catching the children eating, cooking, dancing, and exploringthis must be the ultimate camping trip. (glossary, further reading) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Michigan meets the Amazon in this photo essay about 74 7th and 8th graders who spent a week in a Peruvian rain forest. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2000

"The author concludes with a brief glossary of unfamiliar terms, suggested further reading, and the Web site of the Kings Landing Historical Settlement. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
This author took children on previous field trips to Adventures in the Amazonian Rain Forest (1995) and Wading into Marine Biology (1999). Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Written with abundant good humor, this is a really attractive addition to the series with lots of kid appeal. (glossary, bibliography, acknowledgments for sources, no index) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
A dozen young teens undergo simulated astronaut training in this fascinating photo journal that's packed with information on NASA space flights, training equipment, and kid comments about the rigor and excitement of preparing for space travel. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Readers will vicariously follow along as the joking junior archaeologists piece together fragments of history both scientifically and experientially. (glossary, further reading) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
This scrapbook chronicle of an archaeological field trip combines photo album with scientific inquiry, following a format identical to Goodman's previous venture, Bats, Bugs, and Biodiversity (1995). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HEAD LOCK by Jerome Doolittle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"Expect a rebuttal from Dan Quayle."
At the rate he's going, Tom Bethany, Boston's foremost Spenser imitator, will soon be out of the mystery business altogether. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STRANGLEHOLD by Jerome Doolittle
Released: Dec. 2, 1991

"The writing is facile, frequently wry."
Boston trouble-shooter Tom Bethany—the cynical, savvy, and well-muscled hero of Body Scissors (1990)—is now helping out married girlfriend Hope Edwards, an ACLU attorney, when Pilgrim Mutual Life refuses to pay the ACLU the quarter million left to them by wealthy flake Morty Limbach, a suicide by autoerotic asphyxiation. Read full book review >

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HALF NELSON by Jerome Doolittle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 15, 1994

"A dastardly criminal conspiracy outsmarted and outsocked by a fairy-godmother vigilante: a tree-hugger's answer to John D. MacDonald's The Green Ripper."
Activist Robert Rackleff, the fair-haired lord of Earth Everlasting, must be the most unlikely person in the world to receive death threats, and the most exasperating to protect when he does. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KILL STORY by Jerome Doolittle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 13, 1995

"With the likes of Newt Gingrich and Phil Gramm around, why's the guy wasting his time with a tinpot newspaper czar?"
Fierce, tough-minded old Felicia Lamport is convinced that Linda Cushing, who sold the Cambridge Daily Banner to publishing buccaneer Thurman Boucher only to find her late husband's handpicked staff scattered like tenpins, would love to hire Tom Bethany to wrest the paper back for her. Read full book review >

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BEAR HUG by Jerome Doolittle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Much fat-cat bashing and political savvy on S&L scams, but also much more violence than is necessary and a plot that's not much brighter than the Thornburgh cousins."
A sharp descent into pulp machismo for Boston's Tom Bethany (Body Scissors; Strangle Hold), who, here, tackles Texas bubbas and Maine rowdies while trying to track the whereabouts of funds that the late Dr. Denton Somerville invested for/bilked from a group of- -now hard-pressed—retirees. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FOREST HAS EYES by Elise Maclay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Created by the Great Spirit.' (Picture book. 6-9)"
Free verse poems celebrate nature and aspects of native people's lives, accompanied by romantic wilderness canvases by Doolittle. Read full book review >