Search Results: "Barbara Dana"


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ZUCCHINI OUT WEST by Barbara Dana
ADVENTURE
Released: June 11, 1997

"Pleasant black-and-white illustrations add to this charming book, which has a great deal of information for animal-loving and environmentally aware children. (Fiction. 8-10)"
The sequel to Zucchini (1984) finds the ferret, his owner, Billy, and Billy's father and sister driving to Wyoming, where they plan to visit the captive breeding program for the endangered black-footed ferret. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"The result does full justice to its complex, challenging subject who, like this novel, was sui generis. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Long recognized as a great American poet, Emily Dickinson the woman remains a mystery. Read full book review >

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YOUNG JOAN by Barbara Dana
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 15, 1991

"A convincing, unforgettable—and nondoctrinaire— re-creation. (Fiction. 11+)"
A beautifully crafted fictional portrait of Joan of Arc, from her first visions until she leaves on her historic mission. Read full book review >

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UNICORN VS. GOBLINS by Dana Simpson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Fans of the series may appreciate its untiring comedic banter, but the endless sparkles and running jokes start to lose a bit of their luster, making this feel a bit like a one-trick pony—er, unicorn. (Graphic fantasy. 7-12)"
In this third installment, Phoebe and her unicorn find themselves encountering yet more whimsical hilarity. Read full book review >

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LIKE WATER ON STONE by Dana Walrath
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"The emotional impact these events had on individuals will certainly resonate, but understanding the conflict at large may still require supplemental reading. (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
This verse novel uses alternating narrators to document three siblings' flight from the 1915 Armenian genocide. Read full book review >

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HOW TO BUILD A HOUSE by Dana Reinhardt
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 27, 2008

"Readers will find Harper absolutely charming, even at her most sardonic moments. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
Sixteen-year-old Harper lost her mother when she was two years old. Read full book review >

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JASON & KYRA by Dana Davidson
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"Suffering without a strong story or inspired writing, Davidson's debut misses its mark. (Fiction. 12+)"
An improbable romance blossoms between two African-American students: Jason Vincent, basketball star and one of the most popular guys in school, and intelligent, but inexperienced Kyra Evans. Read full book review >

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SOUTH OF SUNSHINE by Dana Elmendorf
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2016

"Ultimately, the novel contains positive messages about acceptance, but they are wrapped in an occasionally uneven plot. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Fearing small-town gossip and recriminations, Kaycee struggles to continue hiding her attraction to girls when world-traveler Bren moves into town. Read full book review >

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PLAY WITH FIRE by Dana Stabenow
Released: April 1, 1995

"Still, don't expect an endorsement from Newt Gingrich. (Author tour)"
Quite a change from the white-collar, white-landscape crime of A Cold-Blooded Business (1994): It's June in Alaska; the sun never drops below the horizon; the temperature hovers around 80 degrees; and Kate Shugak, passing through tiny Chistona picking mushrooms, finds the body of schoolteacher Daniel Seabolt, missing but unreported since the previous August. Read full book review >

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ICE COLD KILL by Dana Haynes
Released: March 26, 2013

"Enough intelligence agencies, bad guys and gruesome viruses for a month of nonstop massacres. When Haynes runs out of guns and knives to put in the hands of superheroine Daria (Breaking Point, 2011, etc.), he turns oxygen tanks into missiles for her to launch."
Daria Gibron, the former Israeli Shin Bet agent now operating as an one-woman destruction crew for the FBI, eludes every secret intelligence agency in the world but catches a recombinant RNA virus in the process. Read full book review >

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NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY by Dana Stabenow
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"Readers willing to sluice through a distracting number of subplots and locals, including an Arthurian serial killer, will be rewarded by flashes of gold in Stabenow's quirky characters and her impressively exhaustive exploration of the varieties of love."
In his third outing, Alaskan State Trooper Liam Campbell (Fire and Ice, 1998, etc.) has his hands full pursuing air-taxi pilot Wyanet Chouinard. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Acerbic fun for political junkies."
A comic treatise on the unique customs of Potomac Man, that strange indigenous tribe inhabiting the area in and around Washington, D.C. Read full book review >