Search Results: "Michaela Morgan"


BOOK REVIEW

DINOSTORY by Michaela Morgan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"The events that follow may be predictable, but they're sure to please young enthusiasts—as will Kelley's lively, if undistinguished, illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A book that pokes fun at its own overfamiliar theme— dinosaurs turning up in the present—and then goes on to exploit it with energy and imagination. Read full book review >

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HELPFUL BETTY TO THE RESCUE by Michaela Morgan
ANIMALS
Released: June 23, 1994

"Unusually entertaining fare for beginning readers. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
One of two new books about a bumbling, irrepressible young hippo whose cheerful goal is to help. Read full book review >

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DEAR BUNNY by Michaela Morgan
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"This sweet and simple story offers a fresh idea for Valentine's Day, but elementary school teachers will also use this for the creative idea of 'recombinant poetry,' using words plucked from other sources. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two lovelorn bunny rabbits named Valentino and Valenteeny ("Tino and Teeny for short") admire each other from afar, but they are too shy to move ahead with a friendship. Read full book review >

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BUNNY WISHES by Michaela Morgan
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"The text is set in a font that suggests hand-written printing, complementing the series theme. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The creative team from Dear Bunny (2006) pairs up again for another story about written communications that go astray. Read full book review >

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I AM A UNICORN! by Michaela Schuett
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"A joyful expression of wishes made true. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A frog can make itself into a unicorn—with a can of Magical Unicorn Sprinkles. Read full book review >

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THE LOST ONES by Michaela MacColl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Misses the cultural mark. (author's note, photos, bibliography) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
In 1877 the 4th U.S. Cavalry was ordered to annihilate the Indian problem in Texas. Read full book review >

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THE STARS DISPOSE by Michaela Roessner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1997

"Somehow, Confessions of a Florentine Foodie collided with The Young Sorcerer's Guide to the Occult, producing a rich but indigestible stew."
Renaissance fantasy set in Florence in the late 1520s, from the author of Vanishing Point (1993). Read full book review >

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THE REVELATION OF LOUISA MAY by Michaela MacColl
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 14, 2015

"An intriguing introduction to young Louisa May Alcott as a spunky heroine. (author's note, further reading) (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
Fifteen-year-old Louisa Alcott cares for her family while protecting a fugitive slave, coping with a budding romance and solving a puzzling murder. Read full book review >

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PROMISE THE NIGHT by Michaela MacColl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 2011

"Fluid prose elucidates a life much stranger than fiction. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
MacColl's second novel brings to life the childhood of future aviator and writer Beryl Markham (Prisoners in the Palace, 2010). Read full book review >

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VANISHING POINT by Michaela Roessner
Released: July 1, 1993

"Deeply satisfying."
Roessner's hardcover debut—part scientific puzzler, part social projection, part mutable-reality shocker—explores an intriguing conjecture: What if 90 percent of the human race, selected utterly at random, suddenly vanished without a trace? Read full book review >

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THE STARS COMPEL by Michaela Roessner
Released: Oct. 5, 1999

"Richly detailed, with an effective medieval backdrop, this heavy and occasionally arcane tale should appeal to fans of the previous volume."
Sequel to The Stars Dispose (1997), Roessner's rather arcane, food-oriented fantasy set in early 16th-century Florence. Read full book review >