Search Results: "Michael Shoulders"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ABC BOOK OF AMERICAN HOMES by Michael Shoulders
ABC BOOKS
Released: July 1, 2008

"Despite the uneven text, consider this as a low-key alternative to the likes of Ann Morris's Houses and Homes (1992) or, going further back, Mary Ann Hoberman's A House Is a House for Me (1978). (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Broad spaces, small figures, precise architectural details and clean, straight lines gives Brannen's art in this alphabetical gallery of housing an elegant simplicity that Shoulders's matter-of-fact commentary struggles to emulate: "A is for apartment. 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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MICHAEL TWITTY
by Gregory McNamee

Recipes, like people, have DNA. It may take some ferreting out, some hard kitchen testing, some documentary research, and some more tasting and adjusting, but eventually that yellowed slip of paper tucked into grandmom’s copy of Joy of Cooking will yield its ancestry, reveal its origins through the patina of the past, and show how tastes and ingredients have changed ...


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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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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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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 >

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OH, IF ONLY... by Michael Foreman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A blithe romp. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Take one playful dog, add a red ball, and the result is mischief. Read full book review >

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ZERO TOLERANCE  by Michael Fry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Nick ably joins Greg Heffley and Big Nate in comically maneuvering the minefield of middle school life. (Graphic/fiction hybrid. 8-12)"
Fry (Bully Bait, 2013) hits his stride in this second hilarious exploration of the hazards and histrionics of middle school, as seen through the eyes of Nick, the shortest seventh-grader ever. Read full book review >

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FANGBONE! THIRD-GRADE BARBARIAN by Michael  Rex
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"The expected blend of boogers, barbarian battles and beanballs may hold some appeal for young boys seeking hijinks over highbrow literature. (Graphic fiction. 9-12)"
A lackluster graphic-novel offering for the young-male reading set, full of gross-outs, slapstick humor and out-of-this world adventures. Read full book review >