Search Results: "Michael Northrop"


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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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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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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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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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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 >

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MICHAEL NESMITH
by Nick A. Zaino III

Michael Nesmith’s first big job in the music industry didn’t make much sense to him. He was hired—along with Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork—to be part of a rock and roll band on television called the Monkees. It would change his life in ways he couldn’t quite comprehend. He addresses this in his new memoir, Infinite Tuesday: An ...


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MICHAEL FRANK
by Marjorie Baumgarten

Perhaps you recognize the names of Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. A married couple, they were Hollywood screenwriters responsible for authoring such Oscar-nominated classics as Hud and Norma Rae. Active from the late Forties through the mid-Eighties, the collaborators built a reputation for quality scripts based on their eight films with maverick filmmaker Martin Ritt and their screen adaptations ...


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ÉDOUARD LOUIS
by Rhett Morgan

In 2014 at the age of 22, Édouard Louis published his first novel, The End of Eddy, in France and caused a sensation in the French press. Like another recently celebrated European author, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Louis takes directly from his own life to craft bleak images. Also like Knausgaard, he came under intense media scrutiny as investigative journalists sought ...


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BOOK REVIEW

The Truth The Whole Truth Nothing but the Truth by Michael
NON-FICTION
Released: May 12, 2011

"Sprightly throughout, this volume portrays a belief system that is vehement though rarely novel."
A debut book offers a no-nonsense guide to biblical teachings, with a particular emphasis on the truth found in the Bible itself. Read full book review >

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THE SEEDS OF FRIENDSHIP by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"An immigrant story without angst and with lots of love and hope. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A small, brown boy named Adam loves his new home, a tall building in a big city, but he misses the warmth of the place he is from. Read full book review >

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WAZDOT? by Michael Slack
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2014

"Good, silly fun wrapped in crisp graphics. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Robot extraterrestrials encounter a farm on Earth. Read full book review >

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BULLY BAIT by Michael Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"An important message, humorously delivered, that will appeal to Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In an illustrated novel, the first in a proposed series, cartoonist Fry (Over the Hedge) humorously mines the world of middle school as seen through the eyes of bullied Nick to answer the question: Can three oddballs team together to take down the school bully? Read full book review >