Search Results: "Dan Elish"


BOOK REVIEW

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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THE SCHOOL FOR THE INSANELY GIFTED by Dan Elish
ADVENTURE
Released: June 21, 2011

"Confused readers will wish that the author had spent a lot more time fitting together the random and extraneous elements here. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
From the author of Attack of the Frozen Woodchucks (2008) comes an equally surreal cyber-caper loosely attached to an incoherent story line. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Still, it's consistently amusing, fast-paced, and fun. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Elish (The Trail of Tears, not reviewed, etc.) deftly delivers the humorous side of the horrible—that's eighth-grade life—told as a modern-day fairytale overflowing with adolescent hormones. Read full book review >

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NINE WIVES by Dan Elish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2005

"A light comedic debut that's all too familiar for the genre."
Daydreams of that perfect someone, a romantic wedding and a better job: sounds like another chick-lit summer read, but this time our heroine is a he. Read full book review >

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THE MISADVENTURES OF JUSTIN HEARNFELD by Dan Elish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"A light, comic take on a rite of passage."
Good-bye, Mr. Chips meets Portnoy's Complaint meets The 40-Year-Old Virgin in contemporary Manhattan. Read full book review >

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THE ATTACK OF THE FROZEN WOODCHUCKS by Dan Elish
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Final art not seen. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Ten-year-old Jimmy Weathers is used to his lawyer-by-day, children's-book-author-by-night father telling tall tales about the animals in his unpublished books. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT SQUIRREL UPRISING by Dan Elish
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1992

"Cazet's cartoony illustrations warmly extend the humor. (Fiction. 9+)"
Tired of the humans' rudeness and their trash, Scruff the squirrel mounts an uprising in N.Y.C.'s Central Park beginning when, to the humans' astonishment, a line of squirrels successfully blocks traffic at one entrance. 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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13 by Jason Robert Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"By the end, Evan's Bar Mitzvah has gone well, a sign that he is leaving the 'mishegoss' about being cool and popular behind him. (Fiction. 10-14)"
"No one said becoming a man was easy," Rabbi Weiner tells Evan Goldman during preparations for his Bar Mitzvah. Read full book review >

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DAN, THE TAXI MAN by Eric Ode
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Noisy fun, with a strong beat and a narrative pattern that even younger audiences will have no trouble catching. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Dan the cabbie puts pedal to the metal to pick up a rock band and get it to a gig. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 22, 2012

"Not the best of the genre, but nowhere near the worst."
This occasionally humorous volume is the latest addition to a rapidly growing selection of books by—and about and for—the post-hipster dad. Read full book review >