Search Results: "Michelle Markel"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"An attractive title for display or reading, this should have a wide audience. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
An alphabet of dolls from many countries and time periods displays each with a handsome full-page photograph accompanied by a brief description. Read full book review >

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HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON by Michelle Markel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Go-girl power and a good read. (timeline, artist's note, selected bibliography) (Picture books/biography. 7-10)"
The strong roots of a presidential hopeful. Read full book review >

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THE FANTASTIC JUNGLES OF HENRI ROUSSEAU by Michelle Markel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2012

"This lovely, child-friendly biography evokes and celebrates this fabulous naif. (author and illustrator notes) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
A charming, affecting picture-book life of France's most celebrated naive painter—Henri Rousseau. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Narrative oddities aside, this is nevertheless a worthwhile introduction for younger children. (biographical summary, glossary) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
A picture-book treatment of the life of Marc Chagall treads a familiar path: The artist, a genius out of step with the ordinariness of life around him, finds his niche, moving from shtetl to art school to Paris, and ultimately to worldwide acclaim. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Very fine indeed. (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
A sparkling picture-book biography of the dauntless organizer of the titular strike. Read full book review >

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DREAM TOWN by Michelle Markel
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Adults nostalgic for the magic of old Los Angeles may be the biggest fans of this whimsical ride down memory lane. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Where can a traveler find a giant donut, a witch's house and a space station that serves French fries? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MICHELLE OBAMA by Peter Slevin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 7, 2015

"Slevin delivers a somewhat fawning portrait, but when necessary, he is willing to criticize and reveal his subject's missteps."
A Chicago-based journalist probes the fortunate yet humble upbringing of the first lady and, in a tedious refrain, her effective blackness. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"While writing about the first lady, most of these perceptive essayists are also writing about themselves and their country, showing the shifts in perception and possibility that she has helped inspire."
A collection of essays that genuflect before a first lady like no other. Read full book review >

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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2004

"Solid information on a serious subject, delivered with great assurance and style. (27 b&w illustrations)"
The author of Quarantine! (1997), which showed eastern European Jews being blamed for typhus and cholera outbreaks in 19th-century New York, chronicles six immigrant-associated epidemics of the 20th century. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 19, 2011

"From wonder drug to the monkey on their back, Markel testifies that cocaine did neither Freud nor Halsted any favors."
Medical historian Markel (Medicine/Univ. of Michigan; When Germs Travel, 2004, etc.) writes of a time when many Americans and Europeans enjoyed their daily rendezvous with cocaine. Read full book review >