Search Results: "Michael Paraskevas"


BOOK REVIEW

ON MY WAY TO SCHOOL by Sarah Maizes
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"Would that every kid had an imagination like Livi's so that getting ready for school was always this much fun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Livi, that master of imagination who finds ingenious ways to make transition times fun, must tackle getting ready for school in the morning. Read full book review >

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ON MY WAY TO BED by Sarah Maizes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Bed-based procrastination is nothing new, but Livi's imaginative play takes the experience to an entirely superior level. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The exuberant heroine of On My Way to the Bath (2012) returns to tackle that most perilous of childhood rituals: bedtime. Read full book review >

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TAFFY SALTWATER'S YUMMY SUMMER DAY by Michael Paraskevas
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"A muddled and not particularly pleasant tale of a day at the beach. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Taffy Saltwater and her friends set out to build the most spectacular sand castle ever. Read full book review >

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MR. MOON by Michael Paraskevas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Better not read this at bedtime: curious children will want to see all that Mr. Moon does. (Picture book. 3-6)"
As Miss Sun heads to bed, Mr. Moon takes over supervisory duties for the world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TANGERINE BEAR by Betty Paraskevas
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 1997

"Stick with Corduroy. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The Tangerine Bear (32 pp.; $14.95; PLB $14.89; Sept. 30, 1997; 0-06-205146-6; PLB 0-06-205174-4): A classic premise, weakly tweaked. Read full book review >

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GRACIE GRAVES AND THE KIDS FROM ROOM 402 by Betty Paraskevas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The wide-eyed jollity of the Paraskevas team compensates mightily, and what readers will take away from this visit to Room 402 is the impression of a classroom teeming with life. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A tour of a typical classroom, person-by-person, told in rhyming verse. Read full book review >

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CECIL BUNIONS AND THE MIDNIGHT TRAIN by Betty Paraskevas
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"The rhyming is imperfect, but it may not matter: This is not a book to read at bedtime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The Paraskevases (Gracie Graves and the Kids from Room 402, 1995, etc.) take readers on another foray into bizzaroland. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON MY WAY TO THE BATH by Sarah Maizes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"Readers will be thrilled with the ending—Maizes sets the stage for an encore for Livi, who suddenly sees that baths aren't so boring after all: 'I am a shark…' (Picture book. 3-6)"
A young girl reluctant to quit her playing for the "boredom" of the bath imagines all sorts of adventures on her way to the tub. Read full book review >

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HOPPY AND JOE by Betty Paraskevas
Released: May 1, 1999

"Readers looking for something to read at the beach, or to read when the beach is closed, will appreciate Paraskevas's spry, sunny drawings, bright with the colors of the seaside and as welcome as a spray of waves on a hot day. (Picture book. 4-8)"
While his owner, Gino, tends his lemon ice stand, Joe, a big sand-colored dog, hangs out at the beach. 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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