Search Results: "Michelle Chalfoun"


BOOK REVIEW

ROUSTABOUT by Michelle Chalfoun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1996

"One wonders where the author's unflinching eye will light next. (Film rights to Twentieth Century Fox; $40,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
First-novelist Chalfoun has relied on her own experiences as a circus worker to create this decidedly unglamorous view of a circus orphan's life—a bleak tale with occasional sparks of originality and insight glimmering from beneath the ashes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TREASURE OF MARIA MAMOUN by Michelle Chalfoun
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"The plot mechanics may not hold up to scrutiny, but the puzzles are clever, and Maria's adventures are genuinely thrilling; that sort of storytelling never gets old. (Fiction. 8-12)"
It's hard to explain why this book feels quite as old-fashioned as it does. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WIDTH OF THE SEA by Michelle Chalfoun
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2001

"The climax and coda are a bit cinematic, but that doesn't mar a fine story of men and women on the outskirts of the information society."
A New England town's dying fishing industry clashes and converges with tourism and drug trafficking in this tale of fishermen who've fallen from grace with the sea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CARE AND FEEDING OF A PET BLACK HOLE by Michelle Cuevas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"An original tale of family love, scientific passion, and a truly epic journey of self-discovery. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Instead of a lost kitten, 11-year-old Stella "Bug" Rodriguez rescues a black hole she names Larry ("short for Singularity, which I'd read is a place of infinite gravity at the heart of a black hole"). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A BAKER'S PORTRAIT by Michelle Edwards
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 1991

Painter Michelin is out of work because people don't care for her candid portraits. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHELLE CARTLIDGE'S BOOK OF WORDS by Michelle Cartlidge
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"The only surprises here are disappointing. (Fiction/Picture book. 2-6)"
In this standard word book from Cartlidge (A Mouses's Diary, 1982, etc.), a family of mice are followed through some typical events: getting dressed, going to school, shopping, attending a birthday party for Brother Mouse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLAY WITH ME! by Michelle Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A nice, gentle reminder that it takes two to make a friendship work. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Two friends with different ideas of fun find a way to play together. Read full book review >

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SHE WANTS REVENGE
by Mandy Wan

 

BOOK REPORT for Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto

Cover Story: Picture to Burn
BFF Charm: Platinum Edition
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: Worlds Colliding
Bonus Factors:
 Cannibals, Prostheses
Relationship Status: Dating Outside of Comfort Zone—and Succeeding

 

Cover Story: Picture to Burn

The typeface is swanky, the tagline is all kinds of great, and the blood splatter ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE EYE OF THE FALCON by Michelle Paver
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2015

"A lush and riveting journey. (Historical fantasy. 8-12)"
The epic Bronze Age adventure begun in Gods and Warriors (2012) continues in this third volume as two heroes must face terrible obstacles in their quest to find their loved ones. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERY LAST DROP by Michelle Mulder
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Informative, attractive and alarming—readers will think twice before leaving the water running as they brush their teeth. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
You turn a tap. The water flows: clean and, if not abundantly, at least steadily. You are the lucky one in two humans. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEDAL IT! by Michelle Mulder
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2013

"A smart, tangy history of our two-wheeled friend. (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
A bike's design is to get you from A to B, concedes Mulder, but it can also mix a smoothie, spin a centrifuge, grind grain and even change the world. Read full book review >