Search Results: "Dan Bar-el"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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DAN CHAON
by Stephanie Buschardt

When bestselling author Dan Chaon heard about a conspiracy at his sister’s university linking a string of drowning deaths to a serial killer, he scribbled it down in his notebook and let it simmer—for 10 years. “I kept trying to figure out a way to go back to it,” says Chaon. “And then eventually that image of [a] kid ...


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SPIN THE WHEEL OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY AND FIND THE PERFECT READ
by John DeNardo

One of the great things about literature is that it offers a huge variety of suitable for anyone's particular reading tastes. The same thing can even be said when specifically talking about science fiction and fantasy literature. Speculative fiction comes in many flavors; if one book doesn't match your tastes, chances are there's another one that will ...


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BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A small but important step, if not toward peace, then perhaps toward understanding."
The Peace Research Institute in the Middle East (PRIME) constructs an innovative textbook juxtaposing the historical narratives of two peoples in seemingly endless conflict. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOSHE DAYAN by Mordechai Bar-On
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 26, 2012

"A sharp, fully fleshed, somewhat biased portrait of 'one of the most fascinating and compelling figures to have appeared on Israel's stage.'"
Succinct biography of the "lone wolf" defense minister during Israel's decisive first campaigns. Read full book review >