Search Results: "Michael Terry"


BOOK REVIEW

OUCH! by Ragnhild Scamell
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"Animal problem-solving at its best. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Hedgehog has just finished building her winter nest and is giving one last yawn before she crawls in, when a juicy apple falls from the tree and gets stuck in her spines. Read full book review >

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CRUNCH MUNCH DINOSAUR LUNCH! by Paul Bright
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2010

"Truly, a big brother worth the 'wuv.' (Picture book. 3-6)"
Little sisters can be such a pain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RHINO’S HORNS by Michael Terry
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"Extreme close-ups of rhino and baboon, lushly drawn flowers, fruit, and accompanying insects and birds, and the silly arrangements wrapped around the horns help to enhance what is still an age-old theme. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Another take on the hoary conflict of how one who is different and dolorous about it comes to accept the beauty of his own special qualities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SULKY VULTURE by Sally Grindley
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"The incongruity is confusing; by the end of this story, readers will likely be just as sulky as Boris. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Recalcitrant youngsters will recognize themselves in Grindley's (No Trouble At All, p. 882, etc.) hard-to-please hero ("Head pulled down, shoulders hunched up, toes curled in, Boris the vulture was sulking") and catch on quickly to Grindley's predictable story structure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARLIE’S SUPERHERO UNDERPANTS by Paul Bright
ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"A winner—KERZAP! (Picture book. 3-6)"
Without his special undies, what's a young superhero to do? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GOSSIPY PARROT by Shen Roddie
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 15, 2004

"The pleasures of gossip seem to outweigh its hazards here, though. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In this arch variation on Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears (1975), a parrot named Godfrey gets "such a flutter!" from fomenting fights and arguments among the jungle's animals with invidious "tittle-tattle." 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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BOOK REVIEW

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CUPCAKE! by Terry Border
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 7, 2015

"Preschoolers will be delighted with the visual mayhem, although parents may cringe at the quantity of junk food depicted. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Using similar photographic treatment and subject matter developed in his earlier picture book, Peanut Butter and Cupcake (2014), Border follows the journey of the eponymous heroine in her search for the perfectly themed birthday party. Read full book review >

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GRAVEYARD SHAKES by Laura  Terry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Affirming girl power and the importance of staying true to yourself, this story will resonate with readers who, like Katia, build relationships on their own terms. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
A tale about a ghost who fears other ghosts and two sisters who find more welcome in a graveyard than in school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHEPHERD'S CROWN by Terry Pratchett
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"This is the late Pratchett's last book; even not-quite-perfect Pratchett is something to treasure and can proudly take its place in one heck of a literary legacy. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
"Cry ‘Crivens!' and let loose the clan Mac Feegle!" Read full book review >

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EITHER THE BEGINNING OR THE END OF THE WORLD by Terry Farish
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Readers willing to take their time will enjoy this earnest cross-cultural meditation on love and family. (Fiction. 13-17)"
In New Hampshire, a 17-year-old Cambodian-American girl falls for a mysterious military medic in this poetically rendered novel by the author of The Good Braider (2012). Read full book review >