Search Results: "Dan Bar-el"


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SUCH A PRINCE by Dan Bar-el
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"Trust me. (Picture book/fairy tale. 6-9)"
Bar-el adds plenty of shtick to his retelling of a folk tale sometimes called "Three Perfect Peaches." Read full book review >

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A FISH NAMED GLUB by Dan Bar-el
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"A story that is as delightful in its individual parts as it is in its sweeping theme of dreams rediscovered and the small push of self-belief needed to follow them. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A lyrical story about life and its mysteries told from the point of view of a small fish living in a glass fishbowl in a diner. Read full book review >

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THAT ONE SPOOKY NIGHT by Dan Bar-el
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A good choice for readers new to the format and those looking for a quick hit of Halloween silliness. (Graphic novel. 7-9)"
The title refers to Halloween, when the trio of stories within supposedly occurred. This graphic-novel look at seemingly disparate happenings is likely to have readers giggling more than shivering. Read full book review >

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IT'S GREAT BEING A DAD by Dan Bar-el
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"The title doesn't really match the content, though it may spark readers' own imaginations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The finer points of various jobs are explored in this tribute to…dads? Read full book review >

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NOT YOUR TYPICAL DRAGON by Dan Bar-el
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2013

"Share this with your favorite atypical kids. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Accepting people for who they are is the gentle message of Bar-el's latest, which readers may find reminiscent, if not duplicative, of the film How to Train Your Dragon. Read full book review >

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AUDREY (COW) by Dan Bar-el
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Part Great Escape, part Hatchet, part Charlotte's Web, all wonderful. (Animal fantasy. 8-12)"
Move aside Wilbur and Babe. There's a new farmyard hero in town, and she has no desire to end up hamburger. Read full book review >

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DREAM BOATS by Dan Bar-el
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 29, 2013

"A compressed but engaging invitation to think of dreams as fine adventures. (instructions for origami boat on endpapers) (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this rich if not very restful outing, drowsy children worldwide float into a succession of luxuriantly detailed mythscapes. Read full book review >

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DAN by Joanna Ruocco
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Giddy, intriguing stuff from a writer eager to let words misbehave."
A young woman becomes increasingly aware of authority—and the urge to push back against it—in this linguistically free-wheeling and challenging novel. Read full book review >

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DAN ELDON by Jennifer New
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Surely by coincidence, a biopic starring Daniel Radcliffe is in development. (Biography. 13-18)"
Strictly for completists, this album combines new and previously published pages from the collage-filled notebooks of a 22-year-old photojournalist killed in Mogadishu in 1993, along with yet another account of his brief life and peregrinations. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 28, 2015

"Occasionally uneven, but an impassioned and honest memoir from an author determined to prove himself worthy."
This story of the personal struggle of an undocumented alien underscores the need for comprehensive immigration reform. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2008

"A juicy read for anyone interested in the intriguingly lascivious underworld of a purportedly straight-laced culture."
The exotic, delicately erotic world of Japanese nightclubs, as seen by an American employee. Read full book review >