Search Results: "Damon Burnard"


BOOK REVIEW

BURGER! by Damon Burnard
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Whether parents and educators will be able to stomach it is a different matter. (Fiction. 8-10)"
A graphic novel with plenty of gross-out appeal, featuring space travel, giant maggots, and carnivorous grade-schoolers. Read full book review >

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DAVE’S HAIRCUT by Damon Burnard
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2003

"Kathleen Krull's Clip, Clip, Clip (2002) or Jarrett J. Krosoczka's Baghead (2002) treat this common domestic crisis less heavy-handedly. (Picture book. 7-9)"
In a trite episode aimed at shaggy readers convinced that any haircut's a bad haircut, Burnard offers a just-beyond-easy reader that smacks of graphic novel shrunk to fit the intended audience. Read full book review >

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OVERRULED by Damon Root
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"An intriguing account of judicial and economic policy reflecting controversies within conservatism over civil rights and other issues."
Explaining why Justice John Roberts' surprising support for the Affordable Care Act remains within the bounds of conservative jurisprudence is the takeoff point for Reason senior editor Root in this exploration of how a 150-year-old political and legal conflict has shaped the country.Read full book review >

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THE QUARRY by Damon Galgut
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Galgut's prose has a spare beauty, suggesting volcanic emotions held rigorously in check. A remarkable achievement."
This fine, bleak tale about a fugitive's crack-up was written ten years ago, while South African Galgut's The Good Doctor (2004) made the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize. Read full book review >

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ONE SIDE LAUGHING by Damon Knight
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 1991

"Knight's novels, paradoxically, have an irritatingly juvenile feel, with disappointingly vacuous contents; whereas his stories are almost always charming, vivid, subtle and—as, emphatically, here—a pleasure to read."
Seventeen variations, 1965-86, from respected editor-writer- critic Knight (most recently the CV trilogy), each a delightful fusion of craft and ideas. Read full book review >

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THE THEOCONS by Damon Linker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 2006

"Will please those who believe theocons to be the real dragon, rather than Dubya."
A former editor of the principal "theocon" journal First Things, now an apostate, warns that the religious zealotry of his one-time colleagues is a danger to American democracy. Read full book review >

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THE FROG PRINCESS by Jan Ormerod
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 15, 2005

"Kids will be tickled by this humorous switcheroo. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ormerod jumps into a pond full of "Frog Prince" makeovers with her comical flip on the classic tale. Read full book review >

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THE WAR JOURNAL OF MAJOR DAMON ``ROCKY'' GAUSE by Damon ``Rocky'' Gause
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 10, 1999

"A movie is planned. (Author tour)"
An American pilot's remarkable diary, copied in a small notebook hidden in a footlocker for over 50 years, records his amazing escape from the notorious March of Death ordeal inflicted by Japanese soldiers on American and Filipino POW's and his further dangerous adventures during the last days of Bataan and Corregidor in the 1942 Philippines. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GOOD HOUSE by Bonnie Burnard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2000

"One of those quietly resonant novels that memorably portray a family and a place as time presses on."
A multigenerational Canadian bestseller in which distinctive characters respond gallantly to love, death, and life's unexpected assaults on family happiness. Read full book review >

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ROCKET BOY by Damon Lehrer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2017

"An evocative—albeit restrained—odyssey into the imagination. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy journeys to a mysterious land when his drawings blast off the page in this wordless, haunting picture book. Read full book review >

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THE ARTIST'S LIBRARY by Laura Damon-Moore
NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2014

"This quirky and imaginative book celebrates individuals' potential for creativity and libraries as vital and vibrant community resources."
Librarians Damon-Moore and Batykefer show how libraries are more than just places to shelve books. Read full book review >