Search Results: "Michael Northrop"


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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TRAPPED by Michael Northrop
ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Gripping. (Adventure. 12 & up)"
When a nor'easter stalls over New England, the resulting blizzard strands seven teenagers at school for a week. Read full book review >

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PLUNKED by Michael Northrop
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Jack Mogens is a likable young player, and readers will empathize with him and cheer him on. (Fiction. 8-12)"
It's April, baseball is in the air and sixth-grader Jack Mogens is nervous about the making the Little League team. Read full book review >

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BOOK OF THE DEAD by Michael Northrop
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Funny and smart, Alex and Ren are excellent companions for this fast-paced and scorpion-filled ride. (Adventure. 8-12)"
Scholastic launches its latest multiplatform series, this one steeped in ancient Egyptian magic. Read full book review >

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POLARIS by Michael Northrop
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"An exciting blend of nautical adventure and monstrous horror. (Historical horror. 9-15)"
An 1830s American scientific voyage to the Amazon goes terribly wrong. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROTTEN by Michael Northrop
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2013

"A fine portrayal of a boy, a dog and the ties of friends. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Sixteen-year-old Jimmer "JD" Dobbs returns from a summer "upstate" and struggles to get his bearings at home and stay out of trouble. Read full book review >

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GENTLEMEN by Michael Northrop
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2009

"The boys' immediate, assured suspicion of Haberman's complicity in Tommy's disappearance is frightening and realistic, but Tommy's return and his reasons for leaving are a letdown, told and not shown. (Mystery. 15 & up)"
Underachiever Micheal finds that art imitates life a little too closely when his friend Tommy leaves school in a fit of anger and doesn't return for days. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHANGING MICHAEL by Jeff Schilling
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Like the main character, not as smart as it thinks it is. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen provocateur decides to befriend and help a social outcast. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Robert Lipsyte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Kids are lucky to have Lipsyte writing on their side. (Biography. 10-14)"
According to New York Times sportswriter Lipsyte (Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1993, etc.), Michael Jordan is a master of timing not just in his game but in his whole involvement with basketball and advertising. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Roland Lazenby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Studded with insights but unnecessarily long—though, given the continued aura of Jordan, likely to sell well."
An exhaustive—and exhausting—biography of the greatest player in NBA history. Read full book review >