Search Results: "Michael O. Tunnell"


BOOK REVIEW

WISHING MOON by Michael O. Tunnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Tunnell adds suspense with a subplot involving the efforts of Aladdin's evil wife to recover the lamp, and closes with a perfectly executed twist. (Fiction. 11-15)"
In this captivating original sequel to Aladdin, the genie gets a real workout when its lamp falls into the hands of an orphaned street child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"Readers who stick with it, however, will gain a unusual perspective on the beginnings of the Cold War. (Nonfiction/biography. 10-13)"
Who would guess that candy, handkerchiefs and one man would play a significant role in post-World War II Germany? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOON WITHOUT MAGIC by Michael O. Tunnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"A disappointing follow-up to a terrific opener, but the premise and characters are still strong enough to carry readers through, and even on to a future episode or two. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
In this sequel to Wishing Moon (2004), the lamp that was formerly Aladdin's disappears, and its well-meaning keeper, Aminah, discovers that she has become addicted to using its magic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCHOOL SPIRITS by Michael O. Tunnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 15, 1997

"The mystery, with a few standard red herrings and some obvious telegraphing, will appeal to fans of mild horror, and the ending hints at a sequel, if not a series. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In 1958, Patrick is new in town, where his father is taking over the principalship of a school that looks ``like Dracula's castle.'' In the school library Patrick discovers the ghost of Barnaby (nicknamed Barney), the young son of a former principal, who mysteriously disappeared in 1920. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE JOKE'S ON GEORGE by Michael O. Tunnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"A handsome, entertaining glimpse of times past. (Picture book. 5-9)"
...Washington, that is, in a delightful vignette narrated by Rembrandt Peale—in whose father's remarkable museum the incident took place and on whose memoirs this account is based. Read full book review >

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CHINOOK! by Michael O. Tunnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 1993

"Root's sweeping brush strokes, affectionate caricatures, and sly humor are right in the spirit of the entertaining story. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A children's literature professor, reared in Alberta, makes a fine picture-book debut with some nicely understated tall tales about the warm, dry wind that sweeps down from the Rockies' eastern slopes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAILING MAY by Michael O. Tunnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

Based on a true story is this old-fashioned account from Tunnell (with George W. Chilcoat, The Children of Topaz, 1996, etc.), about five-year-old May's railroad journey via parcel post across the rugged Idaho mountains to visit her grandmother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BEAUTY AND THE BEASTLY CHILDREN by Michael O. Tunnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Cymerman's cartoony illustrations are in the parodic spirit of the text. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Despite its perky informality (``Most folks know the story...about Beauty taking old bristle-face in her arms...just in time to keep Mr. Beast from croaking''), a didactic and disappointing sequel. ``Auguste,'' the handsome ex-beast, is vain and thoughtless; worse, he spends too much time with cronies and too little at his kingly (and, presently, parental) duties. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1996

"For the most part, Tunnell and Chilcoat provide a valuable, incisive, comprehensive text. (b&w photos, index, unseen, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
In the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, it took more than dust storms, loss of pets, disruption of family life, and other confusion to quell the indomitable spirits of the Japanese-American third-grade students in Lillian ``Anne'' Yamauchi Hori's class when their families were interned at the camp in Topaz, Utah. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"In short, the meat of the book is much better than the theoretical scaffolding Wise uses to structure it, and this broader investigation does little to enhance his already solid arguments about Judah and his followers."
A cogent, fluidly written account of a dynamic pre-Christian messsianic figure in Israel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 13, 2017

"An engaging, well-organized overview of California's efforts to preserve its environment."
An assessment of California's progress in strengthening environmental regulations over several decades. 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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