Search Results: "Michael J. Rosen"


BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL ROSEN’S SAD BOOK by Michael Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2005

"Readers burdened by similar loss will be touched by the honesty and perception here. (Picture book. 6-10)"
"Where is sad? Sad is anywhere. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

J by Howard Jacobson
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A pleasure, as reading Jacobson always is—though much different from what we've come to expect, which is not at all a bad thing."
Jacobson (The Finkler Question, 2010, etc.), Britain's answer to Philip Roth, returns with an enigmatic tale of the near future.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 >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

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HOME by Michael J. Rosen
edited by Michael J. Rosen, illustrated by Aliki
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1992

"Not, perhaps, a first choice to give the homeless themselves, but one to engender thoughtful discussion among luckier children. (Picture book. 4-9)"
This latest title in support of a worthy cause is subtitled ``A Collaboration of Thirty Distinguished Authors and Illustrators of Children's Books to Aid the Homeless.'' In this context, the theme seems bittersweet—yet celebrating the joys of one's own special place does effectively dramatize the deprivation of being homeless. 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 >

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GIRLS VS. GUYS by Michael J. Rosen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Readers will learn some basic facts about sex differences, but it'll take some extra leaps on their parts to connect all the dots to understand just what it all means. (source notes, selected bibliography, further resources, index) (Nonfiction. 12-14)"
Bite-sized pieces of scientific research seek to illuminate the gender gap. Read full book review >

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PLACE HACKING by Michael J. Rosen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"From the cockamamie (extreme ironing) to daredevilry (rooftopping) to a fine day out (catacomb rambling), a taste of unbridled adventure for everyone. (Nonfiction. 13-16)"
A hodgepodge of adventuring activities designed for urban settings gathered under the rubric "hacking," as in the old sense of "play[ing] a sophisticated practical joke on a community," though considerably more inclusive here. Read full book review >

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CHASER by Michael J. Rosen
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 2001

"Teenagers attracted by the format will find themselves in a good, satisfying story. (Fiction. 12+)"
Chase Riley, 14, is suffering from culture shock. Read full book review >

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THE FOREVER FLOWER by Michael J. Rosen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 19, 2014

"A lyrical, lovely tale. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Graceful writing and rich, mixed-media illustrations deliver a poignant story of longing, belonging and recognizing the gifts of the present. Read full book review >