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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 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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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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ALWAYS EMILY by Michaela MacColl
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 8, 2014

"Equal parts gothic melodrama and Nancy Drew derring-do. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
Reimagined as detectives, the Brontë sisters kick-start their writing careers by solving a mystery in this detailed if dubiously grounded novel. Read full book review >

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NOBODY'S SECRET by Michaela MacColl
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 16, 2013

"A disappointment. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
First in a new series that, according to marketing copy, "imagines great literary figures as teenage crime solvers"—aye, there's the rub. Read full book review >