Search Results: "Michael Spooner"


BOOK REVIEW

SPOONER by Pete Dexter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2009

"Ultimately, and lamentably, we wind up not caring about Spooner's fate."
From Dexter (Train, 2003, etc.), a rambling, improvisatory narrative of a not-terribly-compelling life. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL by Henry Flesh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Amen."
Flesh's X-rated debut novel, the Lambda Award-winning Massage (1999), told of life at the bottom of Manhattan's gay subculture. Read full book review >

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DANIEL’S WALK by Michael Spooner
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"He emerges a stronger young man from all he has lived through, but the journey is fraught with the perils of deep thinking and the temptations of literary symbolism. (Historical fiction. 12+)"
In 1844, a Voice in the night whispers to Daniel LeBlanc that his father needs help so he leaves his home in Caldwell, Missouri, and joins a wagon train heading for the Oregon Trail. Read full book review >

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LAST CHILD by Michael Spooner
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A fine historical novel bringing an important chapter in American history to life for young readers. (timeline, notes on American history, bibliography, glossary, personal note) (Fiction. 11+)"
In the midst of wars and rumors of wars, pestilence and fire, young Rosalie must grow up quickly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: June 2, 2009

"But the format—like Lauren Myracle's Internet Girls trilogy, the story is told entirely via instant messages, chat-room conversations and blog entries—might entice reluctant readers. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Mozart in cyberspace. Read full book review >

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A MOON IN YOUR LUNCH BOX by Michael Spooner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"Illustrations not seen. (Poetry. 6-12)"
Spooner's first book for young people is an appealing seasonal cycle, thematically linked by the moon—symbol of change and mystery and a rich source of other imagery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHANGING MICHAEL by Jeff Schilling
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 15, 2014

"Like the main character, not as smart as it thinks it is. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen provocateur decides to befriend and help a social outcast. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Robert Lipsyte
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 30, 1994

"Kids are lucky to have Lipsyte writing on their side. (Biography. 10-14)"
According to New York Times sportswriter Lipsyte (Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1993, etc.), Michael Jordan is a master of timing not just in his game but in his whole involvement with basketball and advertising. Read full book review >

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MICHAEL JORDAN by Roland Lazenby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 6, 2014

"Studded with insights but unnecessarily long—though, given the continued aura of Jordan, likely to sell well."
An exhaustive—and exhausting—biography of the greatest player in NBA history. Read full book review >