Books by David Getz

PURPLE DEATH by David Getz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2000

"Combining cogent accounts both of a worldwide tragedy and some classic medical detective work, this is certain to please and to sober a wide audience. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
The title reflects the general tone of this study of the pandemic that killed half a million Americans in six months, and 20 to 40 million worldwide. Read full book review >
FLOATING HOME by David Getz
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1997

"What begins as a contrivance catapults readers into an animated, aeronautical adventure and an entertaining look at the science of space travel; it ends as a visionary paradigm for a peaceful planet. (Picture book. 5-9)"
In a unique slant on a typical homework assignment, Getz (Frozen Man, 1994, etc.) and newcomer Rex send a girl to incredible heights for her art project—outer space. Read full book review >
FROZEN MAN by David Getz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Getz (Almost Famous, 1992, etc.) explains the incredible story of the Iceman clearly and concisely, simply enough for a child to understand but in enough depth to satisfy a curious lay adult. (Index; glossary; bibliography) (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
The ``Iceman'' was found in 1991 in the ôtztal Alps on the border between Austria and Italy. Read full book review >
ALMOST FAMOUS by David Getz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 2, 1992

"Maxine is a pip. (Fiction. 8-12)"
At ten, Maxine is a girl obsessed. Read full book review >

Despite severe asthma and multiple allergies, Jacob hopes to escape his infuriatingly protective family and be just another kid in his new school on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Read full book review >