Search Results: "Michelle Nelson-Schmidt"


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DOGS, DOGS! by Michelle Nelson-Schmidt
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Just doggone blah. (Picture book. 1-3)
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There's neither bark nor bite to be found in this brief ode to a toddler favorite. Read full book review >

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LOOSE LEASHES  by Amy Schmidt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"For those who find hilarity in anthropomorphism this may be a desirable read, but it is difficult to see any need to add it to any but the largest poetry collections. (Poetry. 8-12)"
From a Boston terrier blowing a giant pink bubble to a solemn Weimaraner on artfully placed ice skates, this picture book plays sometimes amusing games with illustrations and viewers' minds. Read full book review >

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DOG-GONE SCHOOL by Amy Schmidt
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 9, 2013

"Though some may dub the collection doggerel, dog lovers beginning school will be enchanted. (Picture book/poetry. 3-7)"
Author Schmidt has crafted 16 poems, in different forms, about school, and aside from a couple of canine-specific outliers, any of these could be about a child's school day. Read full book review >

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IN THE FLESH by Ane Schmidt
Released: May 13, 1996

"As compelling as it is uncomfortable to read, the novel succeeds brilliantly as a composed portrayal of a woman who abandons herself to sensation in every form."
In The Flesh ($17.95; May 13, 1996; 116 pp.; 0-87951-655-0). Read full book review >

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LIVES OF THE POETS by Michael Schmidt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 1999

"Monumental, yes, but seldom dull."
A monumental history of English-language poetry, told through the lives and works of its most important practitioners by the editor of PN Review, a director of Carcanet Press. Read full book review >

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HOLD ME LIKE A BREATH by Tiffany  Schmidt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 19, 2015

"A decent girl-power twist on an old fairy tale for thriller lovers. (Thriller. 13-18)"
Many parents are overprotective, but perhaps none more so than the Landlows with their daughter, Penelope, whom they forbid anyone even to touch. Read full book review >

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BRIGHT BEFORE SUNRISE by Tiffany  Schmidt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"Predictable but with some sweet moments. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Prim Brighton, a high school junior, agrees to accompany sullen Jonah to a party only after the senior reluctantly promises to participate in a community-service project. Soon, sparks are flying in this opposites-attract romance. Read full book review >

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The Boy and the Dolphin by Dick Schmidt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2016

"A delightful and humorous wish-fulfillment tale about interspecies bonding, engaging until the very end."
A debut novel follows an orphan living in a Bahamas resort who aids a baby dolphin. Read full book review >

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COLLECTED NOVELLAS by Arno Schmidt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 1994

One narrative of cultural history runs like this: As contributions to 20th-century high modernism, the English-speaking world gave us Joyce; the French gave us Proust; and the Germans gave us Hitler. Read full book review >

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SEE WHAT I HAVE DONE by Sarah Schmidt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"There are books about murder and there are books about imploding families; this is the rare novel that seamlessly weaves the two together, asking as many questions as it answers."
A fictional reimagining of real-life murders so infamous they earned its alleged perpetrator her own playground rhyme and ax-wielders everywhere a catchy chopping song, even if the killer's guilt was never firmly established. Read full book review >

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FIRST BOY by Gary Schmidt
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"In this suspenseful, surprisingly over-the-top novel, Cooper finds out who he is and what he's made of through a dizzying series of unlikely events that show him, ultimately, that love conquers all. (Fiction. 12+)"
Sinister black sedans clash with rolling farmland as D.C. invades rural New Hampshire in Schmidt's latest foray into dirty politics. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Gold, indeed. (Folktales. 11+)"
The author of Straw Into Gold (2000) spins 23 brief tales drawn from collections of Hasidic legends into a deeply felt Holocaust memorial, recasting them as versions told by a concentration camp resident and set not in a timeless past, but the storyteller's present: " . . . as if they had just happened. Read full book review >