Search Results: "Michael Wyatt"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2014

"A thriller that ably rakes through werewolf tropes in search of new territory."
From the author of The Whaler Fortune (2014) comes a Victorian supernatural thriller about a good man coping with a science-born curse.Read full book review >

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LISTENING TO MOZART by Charles Wyatt
Released: Oct. 27, 1995

"Stories, in all, then, that play the range of excellence from high to low: not always captivating, sometimes quite lovely."
This year's winner of the John Simmons Award for short fiction tracks a small groupmusicians, mainly, one an artistwho come to maturity in the late '60s and try to hold life on an even keel in the decades after. Read full book review >

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RAISING THE GRIFFIN by Melissa Wyatt
FICTION
Released: Jan. 13, 2004

Wyatt invents an Eastern European country with centuries of history for this pseudo-historical fiction that begins slowly but packs a punch in the second half. Read full book review >

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EARTHLINGS INSIDE AND OUT by Valerie Wyatt
Released: April 1, 1999

"While the concept is attention-getting, and often humorous, the actual information is often overwhelmed by distracting asides, experiments, and reports filed to Danoid's commander; this compendium may be more worthwhile for browsers than researchers. (diagrams, index) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Wyatt (The Science Book for Girls, 1997, etc.) adopts an alien's-eye-view of earthlings, comparing the human body with that of a friendly lifeform from outer space. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1997

"Wyatt has much to relate, and he does so exceptionally well, yielding a happy (and rare) instance when the reader emerges wishing that a longish book would go on just a bit longer. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A big-picture view of California's history, told with verve and considerable learning. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE SAND CREEK BRIDGE by Scott Wyatt
Released: Nov. 30, 2012

"An enjoyable, informative historical drama."
An entertaining debut historical novel about Chinese immigrants fighting for love and equality in the old West. Read full book review >

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FUNNY HOW THINGS CHANGE by Melissa Wyatt
FICTION
Released: April 27, 2009

"What Remy seeks, his terra incognita, lies not in some distant place, but beneath his feet and all around him, the achingly beautiful, vulnerable landscape of home. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Remy Walker is torn. Read full book review >

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Murder by Masquerade by Camden Wyatt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 2, 2014

"A wild one that could set the screen ablaze."
A movie superstar's shocking on-set death gets the wheels rolling in this increasingly bizarre Hollywood thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FOUNDLING by Lloyd Alexander
FANTASY
Released: Nov. 12, 1973

"All worth another hearing as Alexander tells them, but hardly an important contribution to a mythological landscape."
Alexander's six short fairy tales, set in Prydain before the time covered in his Newbery-winning quintet, demonstrates both the author's special talent for spinning this kind of story and the extent of his need to borrow plots and motifs on which to build. Read full book review >

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BOY MEETS DOG by Valerie Wyatt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"Now: good to book. Just three rungs up (good, goon, boon, book) and well-worth the climb. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Wyatt introduces kids to word ladders, in which a starting word leads step by step, by the substitution of one letter at a time, to a final word. Read full book review >