Search Results: "Dan Elish"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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is used to his lawyer-by-day, children's-book-author-by-night father telling tall tales about the animals in his unpublished books.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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 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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BOOK REVIEW

THE ADVENTURES OF BEEKLE by Dan Santat
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Welcome, Beekle. It's nice to know you. (Picture book. 3-7)"
If an imaginary friend is unimagined, does it become a real friend? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 8, 2011

"A gloriously warm celebration. (Picture book. 5-9)"
With clarity and deep affection, Yaccarino turns his family history into a story of enduring charm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2007

"A clever blend of tall-tale telling, historical anecdote and giant-sized appeal that truly measures up. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Based on a real circus giant who lived in the 1800s, Andreasen's story stands tall in every way—from page size to the outsized images of the towering man. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVERY FRIDAY by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"The colors are invented hues of original colors in a city so friendly as to be nostalgic. (Picture book. 2-6)"
It doesn't take expensive gifts and grand gestures to create memorable moments—just a little time. Read full book review >