Search Results: "Michelle Markel"


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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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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: 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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TYRANNOSAURUS MATH by Michelle Markell
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"The ultimate melding of a topic kids love with knowledge they need. (Picture book. 5-8)"
T-Math's enthusiasm for numbers and solutions to real-world problems makes this a title that math teachers can sink their teeth into. 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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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 >

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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 >

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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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Released: July 1, 2012

"A comprehensive, contemporary, and highly useful survival guide for the distracted."
A definitive guide to defeating the distractions of modern life. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 1997

"A valuable contribution to the history of public health in America, to New York City history, and to American Jewish history."
A revealing cultural and medical history that demonstrates how eastern European Jews, already subject to a kind of social quarantine, became the scapegoats when typhus and cholera struck New York City in 1892. Read full book review >

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THE KELLOGGS by Howard Markel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A superb warts-and-all account of two men whose lives help illuminate the rise of health promotion and the modern food industry."
A dual biography of the highly successful Kellogg brothers, who "fought, litigated, and plotted against one another with a passion more akin to grand opera than the kinship of brothers." Read full book review >