Search Results: "Mike Downs"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NOISY AIRPLANE RIDE by Mike Downs
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

From thumping down the extended Jetway ("STOMP, STOMP, TROMP") into the aircraft, to running out at flight's end to Grandma's "HELLO!," this account of an air journey focuses on the typical—normal—noises a passenger might hear. Read full book review >

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MOONLIGHT DOWNS by Adrian Hyland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A bit too long, but redeemed by its colorful setting and an in-your-face heroine fetching enough to warrant a series."
A native returns to the Australian Outback and encounters bloody murder in Hyland's debut. Read full book review >

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FOR MIKE by Shelley Sykes
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 1998

"An above-average mystery, with a supernatural twist, a romantic subplot, and answers and forgiveness at the end. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Strange, recurrent dreams and startling revelations follow the disappearance of a teenager's best friend in this well-knit debut. Read full book review >

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CHARLIE MIKE by Joe Klein
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"The compelling story of a continuing mission, rendered with sympathy and verisimilitude."
A savvy political observer presents his report on some veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan after they return home. Read full book review >

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MIKE STELLAR by K.A.  Holt
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 23, 2009

"Readers will enjoy watching Mike work his way through both muddled feelings and adult secrets with savvy sleuthing, sharp observation and courage in the clutch. (Science fiction. 10-12)"
Strange behavior from all the grown-ups and the over-hasty departure of an interstellar expedition raise a lad's suspicions in this adventure-comedy set in 2174. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Harper's droll tale is the perfect antidote to school-day blues and a great follow-up to Lizzie's Do's and Don'ts (2002). (Picture book. 4-8)"
With wry good humor, Lizzy recounts the activities of her day to her mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH ON THE DOWNS by Simon Brett
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 7, 2001

"Occasionally witty, but Brett's send-up of the congenial village mystery needs more companionable protagonists than self-effacing Carole and cryptic Jude (The Body on the Beach, 2000)."
Weldisham, a rural village recently tarted up by London nabobs longing for a place to weekend in the country with all the mod cons, is in for a bit of a shock when Carole Seddon, from the neighboring village of Fethering, takes a walk on the Downs, seeks shelter in a derelict barn during a storm, and discovers two bags full of cleanly picked bones. Read full book review >

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MIKE FINK by Steven Kellogg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 21, 1992

"Though Fink spends much of his time wrestling men or bears, Kellogg's description of him seems bland in comparison to his glowing, energetic illustrations, and less heroic than his other legendary figures. (Picture book/Folktale. 6-8)"
A tall-tale introduction to the ``King of the Keelboatmen,'' from the time he ran away from home at the age of two days to his literally explosive confrontation with steamboat captain Hilton B. Blathersby. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIKE WALLACE by Peter Rader
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 24, 2012

"Bold, well-crafted biography of a long-elusive and controversial public figure."
A probing biography unveils the insecure depressive lurking inside 60 Minutes journalist Mike Wallace. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIKE BLOOMBERG by Joyce Purnick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 2009

"A touch too uncritical for readers brought up on hardnosed journalistic takes on politicians, but of interest to students of Gotham politics."
Generally admiring biography of the New York politician whom many have criticized but few have outflanked. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IRON MIKE by Daniel O’Connor
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"A welcome collective portrait of one of America's best-known, if not much-loved, athletes."
Thirty-seven top-notch pieces about notorious heavyweight boxing sensation Tyson. Read full book review >

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MR. MIKE by Dennis Perrin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1998

"Freelance writer Perrin has done a signal job of reclaiming the edgy spirit and importance of O'Donoghue's work. (Author tour)"
A discerning, sharply drawn portrait of the life and work of one of the founding fathers of contemporary comedy. Read full book review >