Search Results: "Dan E. Burr"


BOOK REVIEW

ON THE ROPES by James Vance
Released: March 11, 2013

"The old world isn't coming back, but at least one more volume of this series appears inevitable."
An oft-praised graphic novel of the Depression era belatedly spawns a sequel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRESIDENTIAL MISADVENTURES by Bob Raczka
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 27, 2015

"Lighthearted and entertaining, Raczka's irreverent quatrains show middle graders no figure is too lofty for some poetic play. (Informational poetry. 8-12)"
Presidential portraits in light verse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHITE OX by Dan Burr
by Dan Burr, illustrated by Dan Burr
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2009

"A foreword provides background on the Mormons and Emily's circumstances at the time of the journey. (Picture book. 7-10)"
From the vivid cover art—a ragged young girl runs, silhouetted against an orange sky—to the last double-page spread of the same child staring out across the Rocky Mountains she has just crossed as part of the great 19th-century Mormon migration, the art is the star of this book. 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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CHOOSING YOUR OWN PATH
by Leila Roy

Everyone wants something different from me. It’s like one second, I should be a better dude. I should stop being such a girly douche, and I should just man up. Then, it’s the opposite: I’m too much of a guy, and it’s not right. I should be a girl, because that’s what I’m supposed to be.

The thing is, I’m ...


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BOOK REVIEW

COWBOYS by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"So git along, there, anyone with a mind to share cowboy dreams in romanticized, Old West style. (afterword) (Poetry. 10-12)"
Free-verse cowpoke ruminations on the trail to Abilene, with paintings of long-horned dogies and grizzled riders beneath big skies. Read full book review >

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PIRATES by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"A section at the end offers additional information on what an average pirate's life would have been like. (bibliography) (Poetry. 8-12)"
Methinks the introduction doth protest too much. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CASTLES by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Dreamers will latch on to the poems and pictures; for young historians, the poets close with prose notes, a timeline and a robust reading list. (Poetry. 8-10)"
Adopting similar tones and voices, two poets exchange generally somber observations in verse about 15 stone castles and palaces, plus a "Castle in the Air" from Viking legend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ULTIMATE ARENA by Dan E. Ireland
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 16, 2014

"A conspiracy-filled thriller that works by hinging on the family's struggle for answers and by not providing the easy ones."
An American soldier's death during a mission in Afghanistan seems to be part of a government conspiracy in Ireland's debut military thriller inspired by the life of Pat Tillman. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MY BOYFRIEND BITES by Dan Jolley
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Hip, steamy fun. (Graphic paranormal romance. 12-14)"
A small-town teen fond of taking on difficult boyfriends as "projects" acquires a taste for tougher challenges when her newest one turns into a giant bat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 1995

"Moldea has left no stones unturned in his examination of the Robert Kennedy assassination, uncovering many worms and perhaps, finally, the true smoking gun."
Crime writer Moldea (Interference, 1986, etc.) attempts to write the last chapter in the debate over who killed Robert F. Kennedy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GODS LIKE US by Ty Burr
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A focused history of films that occasionally flirts with—but does not wed—portentousness."
The film critic of the Boston Globe explores film celebrity and waxes philosophical about what it means to and for the rest of us. Read full book review >