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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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 >

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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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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 >