Search Results: "Michael Newton"


BOOK REVIEW

HOPSQUATCH by Michael Newton
Released: Sept. 19, 2012

"Newton, who has written scores of books in other genres (The Invisible Empire, 2001, etc.), introduces a solid character in Sheriff Pruett while neatly weaving the Bigfoot legend into a so-so murder mystery."
Move over, supercriminals. The sheriff of Cascade County, Oreg., is on the trail of Bigfoot. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2003

"Fascinating tales, analyzed at times to excess."
British professor Newton vents a ten-year obsession, stemming from his Ph.D. dissertation, by examining six celebrated cases of so-called feral children. Read full book review >

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DAY & NIGHT by Teddy  Newton
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Bland, studiously inoffensive and robbed of most of its filmic progenitor's artistry and humor. (Picture book. 5-7)"
The writer and director of the wonderful Pixar animated short attached to Toy Story 3 shows here why he should stick to films. Read full book review >

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GORDON IN CHARGE by Jill Newton
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Special less for the themes of bullying and posturing than for the super-expressive, always-in-motion illustrations. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Newton illustrates her two Gordons, goat and goose, with passionate feeling and motion as they vie for authority over the barnyard. Read full book review >

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CRASH BANG DONKEY! by Jill Newton
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"Newton captures the boisterous fun without tipping over the edge into wildness—just right for a young audience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This book, told with a sure storyteller's voice, will be a crowd pleaser. Read full book review >

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BORED! BORED! BORED! by Jill Newton
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"Newton's dry humor will appeal to parents and teachers eager to teach a lesson and squelch a familiar lament; young readers will soak it up like a sponge. (Picture book. 2-6)"
British author/illustrator Newton (Where Are My Chicks, 2002, etc.) makes a splash in this tale about fitting in without fitting the mold. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Devotees of the First Amendment will be amply gratified by browsing through this volume of memorable news men and women."
The Freedom Forum's Newseum is the nation's only museum devoted to the history of journalism. Read full book review >

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LET FREEDOM SING by Vanessa Newton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A too-intentionally inspirational muddle. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This volume takes the song "This Little Light of Mine" and makes it an extended celebration of the heroes of the Civil Right Movement, from Rosa Parks to Barack Obama, who "let their lights shine." Read full book review >

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THE STONECUTTER by Pam Newton
Released: Oct. 16, 1990

Like Grimm's fisherman's wife, when the stonecutter is miraculously transformed he yearns for more and more elevated positions; unlike her, his wishes take him full circle so that he ends as he began, but now content. Read full book review >

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A MAN'S GAME by Newton Thornburg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"An offbeat mixture of psycho-stalking and midlife crisis that's most likely to appeal to fans of the late Patricia Highsmith—though they'll miss her gift for making improbable twists seem inevitable."
A Seattle dad goes deep in the hole to protect his daughter against the creep who's stalking her in this gripping, unconvincing suspenser. Read full book review >

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PENSHAW POEMS by S.A. Newton
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Beyond the quirky footnotes, this volume delivers some impressive verse."
A poetry collection offers eclectic annotations by the author. Read full book review >