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Joe Michon-Huneau - Bookseller in Manchester

I grew up in upstate NY.
I love Calvin and Hobbes.
I watch Jurassic Park yearly.


Interests include: Tom Waits, homemade pie, David Lynch, podcasts, National Parks, breakfast, The X-Files, sticky notes, and David Attenborough’s voice

I Go Quiet by David Ouimet - Book Review

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$18.95
ISBN: 9781324004431
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Published: Norton Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

Hauntingly beautiful illustrations reminiscent of H.R.Giger's artwork or Jean-Pierre Jeunet's films. In a dark, ominous world where children wear animal masks, a shy girl discovers solace in her own silence. But her solitude allows her to read, to imagine, and to prepare herself for a world in which she will "make a shimmering noise." An ode to the quiet power of introverts of all ages! I wish I had stumbled across this book when I was a child. ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


Nonstop by Tomi Ungerer - Book Review

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$16.95
ISBN: 9781838661595
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Published: Phaidon Press - September 16th, 2020

After everyone goes to the moon, Vasco is left alone on a surreal, deserted, polluted earth. As buildings crumble and vehicles toppled around him, his shadow—his only companion—guides him away from danger and toward a less lonely future. Brilliantly illustrated, this is legendary children's author Tomi Ungerer's final work, and it is a visual masterpiece full of hope and perseverance. ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


The Barnabus Project by Terry Fan - Book Review

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$18.99
ISBN: 9780735263260
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Published: Tundra Books - September 1st, 2020

Barnabus and his friends were created in a secret underground laboratory beneath a pet store. They live in small bell jars and are fed their favorite foods by men in green rubber suits. But when Barnabus discovers that he and his friends are labeled as Failed Projects, they decide to break free! Wonderfully creative, the Fan Brothers' illustrations will pull you into Barnabus's adorably strange world. ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


The Duck Who Didn't Like Water by Steve Small - Book Review

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By Steve Small, Steve Small (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534489172
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - March 30th, 2021

Duck HATES water. But when a big storm tears a hole in his roof, he meets Frog, who LOVES water. An adorable tale of compromising for the sake of friendship, simply told and beautifully illustrated. ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


The Appointment: A Novel by Katharina Volckmer - Book Review

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$22.00
ISBN: 9781982150174
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - September 1st, 2020

One of the strangest, most compelling novellas I've ever read. A German woman undergoing an unstated voluntary medical procedure monologues to her Jewish doctor about her strange fetishes, her violent workplace outburst, her therapist, her gender theories, her family, her sexual history, Adolf Hitler, and the idea of national reparations as physical act...among other things. Blackly humorous, controversial, indulgent, transgressive, and ultimately fascinating, this is oversharing at its wildest. ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


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