Search Results: "Michael McCloskey"


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THE RISE OF SARNAI by Michael McCloskey
Released: March 1, 2012

"A straightforward, imaginative tale of conquest and warfare."
In this epic story of ancient conquest, a man leads his army against several nations in order to fulfill a prophecy of greatness. Read full book review >

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TRILISK RUINS by Michael McCloskey
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Telisa and Magnus could carry a series with their entertaining if somewhat predictable smuggling adventures."
An otherworld adventure featuring a military brat turned smuggler. Read full book review >

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HELL ON A LEASH by Michael McCloskey
Released: Jan. 26, 2011

"A hard-nosed medieval tale, recommended for readers serious about their action."
In the author's (Insidious, 2010, etc.) action-packed fantasy, a troupe of thieving bandits is on the run with the latest plunder, while the fiercest of the bunch—the Four—must battle an army and cater to the will of a dragon. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF YEEL by Michael McCloskey
Released: April 7, 2012

"A fairy tale for discerning adults who appreciate solid story structure, compelling human characters and inventive fantasy."
A fantasy tale from McCloskey that fleshes out the archetypal hero's journey with interplanetary travel, fearsome nemeses and one delightfully logical wizard. Read full book review >

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INSIDIOUS by Michael McCloskey
Released: Jan. 8, 2010

"Weapons-laden action, corporate nastiness, incipient robot rebellion and deep-space mystery mesh nimbly in a great ride for sci-fi fans that seldom lets up."
In McCloskey's (Slave of Chu Kutall, 2005, etc.) latest sci-fi novel, a sexy corporate spy, a rising executive and an intergalactic law enforcer intertwine in a conspiracy that rocks the deep-space outposts of tomorrow. Read full book review >

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SLAVE OF CHU KUTALL by Michael McCloskey
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 19, 2005

"Can't break the chains of Dungeons and Dragons, Lord of the Rings and every other fantasy forerunner to which it's beholden."
A half-orc warrior escapes the shackles of his captors and his heritage to become a hero. Read full book review >

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WE DIG WORMS! by Kevin McCloskey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Norma Dixon's Lowdown on Earthworms (2005) digs deeper into the subject, but this lays fertile groundwork for budding naturalists. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
Beginning readers who tunnel through this upbeat first introduction will "dig" them too. Read full book review >

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SOMETHING'S FISHY by Kevin McCloskey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"An ideal lead-in to more specific guides to aquarium setup and fish care. (Informational picture book. 5-7)"
A first introduction to our planet's finny residents, particularly the decidedly uncommon goldfish. Read full book review >

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MRS. FITZ'S FLAMINGOS by Kevin McCloskey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 1992

"Yorinks and Egielski this isn't, but worth a try nonetheless. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A solitary lady decides to improve her view of ``a sagging tar-paper roof, and the back sides of some billboards'' by putting up plastic flamingos, which she buys two at a time when she does errands in her Brooklyn neighborhood. Read full book review >

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THE REAL POOP ON PIGEONS by Kevin McCloskey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2016

"Another feather in McCloskey's cap. (Graphic informational early reader. 5-7)"
Budding naturalists who dug We Dig Worms! (2015) will, well, coo over this similarly enlightening accolade.Read full book review >

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BLUEBERRIES FOR SAL by Robert McCloskey
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 17, 1948

"They eventually untangle-and it's the grown up bear and the grown up mother who are just aw bit scared and disconcerted."
McCloskey has a beguiling way of telling a very simple story (witness his Make Way for Ducklings — and the slightly older Lentil and Homer Price). Read full book review >

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MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS by Robert McCloskey
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 18, 1941

"It takes the Boston police department to get them across the streets, but get there they do, and reach the Public Garden pond in safety."
I've seen only three double spreads and the text of this picture book by the author-artist of Lentil — but I'm sure it is going to be an enchanting and very original book. Mr. Mallard thinks the Boston Public Gardens would be a nice place to raise a family; but Mrs. Mallard is afraid of the swan boats, though the peanuts tempt her too. Read full book review >