Search Results: "Michaela Muntean"


BOOK REVIEW

DO NOT OPEN THIS BOOK! by Michaela Muntean
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2006

"There are other stories about writing and reading stories—Allan Ahlberg's Half a Pig (2004) and James Stevenson's No Laughing, No Smiling, No Giggling (2004) come to mind—that have a little more substance to sustain the fun. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A determined pig scolds readers for interfering with the creative process as he labors to write a story. Read full book review >

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STAY by Michaela Muntean
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Charming; four (or, in this case, 40) paws up, way up. (introduction by Kate DiCamillo, letter to readers from Luciano) (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
What's more fun than bread and circuses? Dogs and circuses—or so young readers will learn from this sweet book about the bond between man and canine and just letting a dog do what a dog's gotta do. 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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FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"The romance between characters with relatively modern sensibilities makes for a pleasurable portal into an historical event which is practically a Gothic novel even without the addition of fiction. (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
Regency romance blends enjoyably with historical fiction, with a plucky heroine for each mode. 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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Bouncing Forward by Michaela Haas
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"An often masterful hybrid of self-help and firsthand history."
Haas (Dakini Power, 2013) offers a combination of science reportage, memoir, and advice on the subject of trauma.Read full book review >

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FURTHER OUT THAN YOU THOUGHT by Michaela Carter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Hard choices for an unconventional heroine who wants the magic in her life to be real, not illusory."
In the midst of the 1992 LA riots, a conflicted exotic dancer shambles toward an epiphany about adulthood. 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 >