Search Results: "Morgan Midgett"


BOOK REVIEW

MORGAN by Jean Strouse
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"Especially at a time when American wealth and monopoly again reign, this life of a notable dollar-diplomat is most welcome. (b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A superbly researched, well-written biography of a great—and, in the author's view, somewhat misrepresented—figure in American history. J. Pierpont Morgan's (1837—1913) every touch, it seemed, yielded pure gold. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOE MORGAN by Joe Morgan
NON-FICTION
Released: April 26, 1993

"A winner all the way. (Photographs)"
Acutely intelligent baseball memoir by retired second-baseman Morgan, now a commentator for ESPN, and freelance baseball writer Falkner (The Short Season, 1986). Read full book review >

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MAD MORGAN by Kerry Newcomb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 18, 2000

"Flagrant overwriting, derivative plotting: a swashbuckler indeed."
Once again, the prolific Newcomb (coauthor: The Ghosts of Elkhorn, 1982, etc.) rounds up black-hearted villains, lionhearted heroes, and bosomy beauties for his 30-plus action-adventure tale. Read full book review >

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BILLIE MORGAN by Joolz Denby
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Stunningly original, this is amphetamine fiction—crazy, fast and addictive."
A gloriously written tale about decidedly inglorious goings-on—mayhem and murder among Brit biker gangs. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 21, 2012

"Give this one to kids struggling with a new school or to anyone interested in animal rescue."
Starting middle school can be tough, so Madison Morgan doesn't think she can handle it without a dog, but her stepfather has other ideas. Read full book review >

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CHILDE MORGAN by Katherine Kurtz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2006

"Kurtz's appeal lies in her patient accumulation of precise, significant detail, but here matters proceed a little too patiently, and could have used more sparks and less swaddling."
Second in a trilogy (following Deryni Rising, not reviewed) and continuation of a longstanding fantasy series set in the medieval, Celtic-flavored kingdom of Gwynedd. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MORGAN ON ICE by Ted Staunton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"An amusing combination of grade school frustrations and slightly screwball responses. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Aldeen cruises through life like a monster truck: She crashes into everyone and has little concern for how her take-no-prisoners attitude affects people. So when Aldeen invites Morgan to accompany her and her grandmother to Princesses On Ice and his mother says he has to go, he's less than thrilled. Read full book review >

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OH, CRUMPS!/¡AY CARAMBA! by Lee Bock
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"Midgett's illustrations are reminiscent of Joe Cepeda's rowdy, good-humored style and serve to prove useful at story time and in farm units for primary-grade students. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Beautiful illustrations—humorous, busy, matte-surfaced, revealing the canvas texture of the original acrylic paintings—highlight this twisting account of a farmer's attempt to get a good night's sleep. Read full book review >

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MORGAN PLAYS SOCCER by Anne Rockwell
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"658, etc.) lively artwork captures the fun of being out on a great lawn and kicking a ball around, but the best scene is indoors, where every reader will fall in love with Nina Jane's alligator bed. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Aspiring sportsters can take a lesson from Morgan, Rockwell's (Bugs Are Insects, p. 665, etc.) frustrated soccer player who, with the help of a friend and a patient coach, learns how to play this game of the feet with his hands. Read full book review >

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JULIA MORGAN BUILT A CASTLE by Celeste Davidson Mannis
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Still, an interesting subject for a young biography, one who is not represented anywhere else for this age reader. (author's note, San Simeon facts, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 8-11)"
The daughter of an engineer and the cousin of architect Pierre LeBrun, Julia Morgan was fascinated with how buildings worked from an early age. Read full book review >