Search Results: "Michael J. Tougias"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 22, 2005

"A must—maybe—for marine disaster buffs; others should watch out for the rocks."
Reconstructed series of events in an aborted rescue attempt at sea during the Blizzard of the Century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FINEST HOURS by Michael J. Tougias
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A thrilling, harrowing account of disaster and heroism. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Readers who appreciate a gripping survival tale will be spellbound by this fast-paced, action-packed account of a real-life disaster involving two tankers wrecked in a ferocious North Atlantic storm and the crews' hair-raising, valiant rescue by the Coast Guard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Heart-pounding action for the avid armchair adventurer."
The gripping account of three extraordinary 2007 maritime rescues near the treacherous waters of the Gulf Stream. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 2007

"A blustery seafarer's delight, rendered with gusto."
Prolific author and lecturer Tougias (Ten Hours Until Dawn, 2005, etc.) sets sail for another passionately recounted peril-at-sea adventure, this time adrift on the unpredictable waters of the Atlantic in 1980. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A STORM TOO SOON by Michael J. Tougias
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2016

"A sure-fire hit with young readers who are always ready for a good disaster tale. (epilogue, author's note) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
In an adaptation for young readers of his A Storm Too Soon: A True Story of Disaster, Survival, and an Incredible Rescue (2013), Tougias tells the story of the Sean Seymour II, a 44-foot sailboat swamped in a Gulf Stream storm in 2007. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2014

"A taut recounting of a needless maritime tragedy."
In October 2012, out of New London, Conn., bound for St. Petersburg, Fla., a single tall ship sailed into the path of "the largest storm in geographic spread ever forecast." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Makes staying home seem a sensible choice."
Arresting true-life stories demonstrate that it's a jungle out there. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"The coverage of the post-rescue inquiry slows the suspense at the end, but the authors provide an adequately action-packed account of rescue at sea."
From Tougias (Fatal Forecast: An Incredible True Tale of Disaster and Survival at Sea, 2007, etc.) and Sherman (Black Dragon, 2008, etc.), a brief but gripping tale of Coast Guard heroism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >