Search Results: "Michael Sims"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ADVENTURES OF HENRY THOREAU by Michael Sims
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Ably directs readers back to the primary works of Thoreau and his contemporaries."
Delving into the observations of people around Thoreau, such as family, other transcendentalists and townspeople, as well as the famed writer's works, Sims (The Story of Charlotte's Web: E.B. White's Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic, 2011, etc.) aims to flesh out this uniquely American genius. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 24, 2007

"A walk with an erudite and entertaining docent through the most marvelous of museums."
A magical mystery tour of seasons and starlight, rainbows and eclipses, circadian rhythms and jet lag, inner space and outer. Read full book review >

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YOUNG CLAUS by J. Michael Sims
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 1995

"Sure to please young readers and listeners. (Fiction. 4-12)"
An imaginative tale of Santa's boyhood. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2011

"Packed with the same kind of sensory detail its subject reveled in, this account is an honorable addition to the literature of letters."
An affectionate biography examines the birth of an American classic. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Great fun."
A lighthearted exploration of the human body, drawing on myth, religion, art, pop culture, history, biology, and any other -ology that suits the purpose here: to delight, astound, and inform. Read full book review >

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FRANKENSTEIN DREAMS by Michael Sims
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Although the science in these stories is dated, the thematic profundity and historical context make this anthology a thought-provoking and undeniably entertaining read."
The latest anthology of Victorian genre fiction from Sims (Arthur and Sherlock, 2017, etc.) focuses on historically significant science fiction and includes tales from Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, and Arthur Conan Doyle. Read full book review >

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ARTHUR AND SHERLOCK by Michael Sims
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Even the most learned of Baker Street Irregulars will enjoy Sims' look at the making of Sherlock Holmes."
Those were the footprints of a gigantic…forensic scientist! Read full book review >

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THE EXTRA by Elizabeth Sims
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 23, 2009

"Rita's sophomore outing leaves her playing second fiddle to Sims's more appealing sleuth, Lillian Byrd (Easy Street, 2005, etc.)."
Her work as a movie extra pays Rita Farmer's law-school tuition and almost gets her killed. Read full book review >

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SWIMMING NAKED by Stacy Sims
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2004

"A standard belated-coming-of-ager, but nicely worked out and genuinely affecting—even if too long and sometimes plodding."
Cincinnati columnist Sims debuts with the ordeal of a young woman who returns to her childhood home to put her family ghosts to rest. Read full book review >

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DAMN STRAIGHT by Elizabeth Sims
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Though the plot's a tad thin, the Dinah and sports celebrities are well-handled, and there's much charm and deprecating humor in Lillian's instructions to Truby."
When Lillian Byrd's best friend Truby decides to give up on men, she insists Lillian (Holy Hell, not reviewed) coach her in the protocol of lesbian courtship. Read full book review >

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PEEKABOO BARN by Nat Sims
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Many a toddler will appreciate this title's simple and reassuringly predictable content. (Board book. 1-3)"
Based on a popular app, this board book allows little ones to open and close barn doors to greet familiar farm animals. Read full book review >

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LIVING WITH MY STEPFATHER IS LIKE LIVING WITH A MOOSE by Lynea Bowdish
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"Black-and-white cartoonish illustrations match the simplicities of the plot, reinforcing the notion that these are stock types, loafing through a TV sitcom. (Fiction. 8- 11)"
Matt's new stepfather, Frank, is clumsy and uncoordinated, an embarrassment to athletic Matt, whose mother keeps pushing them into joint activities. Read full book review >