Books by Dan Burr

COWBOYS by David L. Harrison
Released: April 1, 2012

"So git along, there, anyone with a mind to share cowboy dreams in romanticized, Old West style. (afterword) (Poetry. 10-12)"
Free-verse cowpoke ruminations on the trail to Abilene, with paintings of long-horned dogies and grizzled riders beneath big skies. Read full book review >
WHITE OX by Dan Burr
by Dan Burr, illustrated by Dan Burr
Released: April 1, 2009

"A foreword provides background on the Mormons and Emily's circumstances at the time of the journey. (Picture book. 7-10)"
From the vivid cover art—a ragged young girl runs, silhouetted against an orange sky—to the last double-page spread of the same child staring out across the Rocky Mountains she has just crossed as part of the great 19th-century Mormon migration, the art is the star of this book. Read full book review >
PIRATES by David L. Harrison
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A section at the end offers additional information on what an average pirate's life would have been like. (bibliography) (Poetry. 8-12)"
Methinks the introduction doth protest too much. Read full book review >
CASTLES by J. Patrick Lewis
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Dreamers will latch on to the poems and pictures; for young historians, the poets close with prose notes, a timeline and a robust reading list. (Poetry. 8-10)"
Adopting similar tones and voices, two poets exchange generally somber observations in verse about 15 stone castles and palaces, plus a "Castle in the Air" from Viking legend. Read full book review >