Search Results: "Michelle Moran"


BOOK REVIEW

MADAME TUSSAUD by Michelle Moran
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 15, 2011

"Mannered and elegant; reminiscent in many ways of novels of days long past, particularly the Baroness Orczy's swifter-paced Scarlet Pimpernel."
Well-plotted if sometimes slow-moving novel of the French Revolution and one now-famous survivor of that heady (or, perhaps, be-heady) time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Richly detailed but diffuse."
The last six years of Napoleon's empire, as witnessed by Bonaparte's sister, her Haitian retainer and the Hapsburg princess Empress Marie-Louise, Joséphine's successor. Read full book review >

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YELLOWSTONE MORAN by Lita Judge
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Inspiring. (Picture book. 7-9)"
This story of Thomas Moran's bold adventure as part of Dr. Ferdinand Hayden's 1871 exploratory expedition to Yellowstone chronicles his challenges in his first foray into the wilderness and briefly summarizes his resultant success as a painter. Read full book review >

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HUNTER MORAN HANGS OUT by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"For summer reading or dreaming of summer, this satisfying sequel can be a good starting point for middle-grade readers. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Rising sixth-graders Hunter and Zack make the most of the last four days of their summer vacation, attempting to stave off a kidnapping, performing rescues and welcoming yet another sibling. 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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HUNTER MORAN DIGS DEEP by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"The nonstop action and near-slapstick humor will surely please Hunter's middle-grade fans. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The Moran family follies continue as Hunter and Zack search low and high for town father and soup magnate Lester Tinwitty's storied buried treasure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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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HUNTER MORAN SAVES THE UNIVERSE by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"The boys' exaggerated escapades make for an appealing read-aloud as well as a successful summer read. (Fiction. 9-12)"
On the first day of vacation, when rising sixth-grader Hunter Moran intercepts a phone call he interprets as a bomb plot, he sets out with his twin brother, Zack, to save the town of Newfield. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Well-done characters in an unevenly paced tale that takes its time but still delivers."
A young woman fights to defend her disabled brother against charges of arson—and finds the past intruding in bittersweet ways as her first love comes back into her life and she learns the truth about her long-dead father. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"It's here all right."
A gee-whizzy take on the so-called sixth sense that reads as though it began as a popular magazine article and, like Topsy, just growed. 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 >