Search Results: "Dan Falk"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SCIENCE OF SHAKESPEARE by Dan Falk
NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 2014

"An odd but appealing mixture of science and literary analysis."
European and English science during the time of Shakespeare (1564-1616), as revealed in his works. It's a peculiar juxtaposition, but it works…mostly. Read full book review >

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JUST ONE MORE THING by Peter Falk
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Like a couple of hours with Columbo, minus the genius—inessential, but still pretty good company."
Life and times of the man in the dirty raincoat. 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

HELLO TO ALL THAT by John Falk
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2005

"A remarkably warm, surprisingly moving, and timely portrait of daily life in a war zone."
A twist on the usual Prozac memoirs and war-reporter memoirs: Falk offers both of same in this absorbing account of his battle with depression and his time as a freelance foreign correspondent in Sarajevo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 1992

"Stay tuned. (Twenty illustrations—not seen.)"
Add yet another voice to the chorus of contention surrounding human origins. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A valuable book for urban educators."
Educators Falk and Blumenreich (The Power of Questions: A Guide to Teacher and Student Research, 2005) present case studies of kindergarten and elementary school classrooms that, although located in economically stressed urban areas, have found creative and intelligent means of making education effective. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIDING DINOSAURS by Dan Moynihan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"An intriguing cover, attractive, action-filled illustrations, and an amusing story add up to a beginning reader with solid appeal. (Early reader. 5-8)"
In this comical emergent reader, a half-dozen eggs that are past their sell-by date provide a big surprise when they hatch into baby dinosaurs. Read full book review >

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DOUG UNPLUGS ON THE FARM by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"A fine farm story that doubles nicely as a lesson about experiential learning. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Doug is back, and he's ready for hands-on fun and learning down on the farm. Read full book review >

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DOUG UNPLUGGED by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A lively, colorful celebration of unmediated living. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little robot boy goes on an urban adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SATURDAY WITH DADDY by Dan Andreasen
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2013

"Preschoolers will enjoy seeing the young elephant helping out and participating in some fun on every page—the pair is adorable in their matching orange aprons—but although well-intentioned, this title remains flat and forgettable. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This slice-of-life tale about a bright blue anthropomorphized elephant family is pleasant but fails to excite. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAWN TO LAWN by Dan Yaccarino
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 12, 2010

"Although many children might not have seen lawn ornaments before, Yaccarino's endearing, earnest characters are worth getting to know. (Picture book. 4-8)"
After their friend Pearl moves, four tacky lawn ornaments hit the road looking for her new home in Ritzy Estates. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GO, GO AMERICA by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Still, browsers will find this hard to put down, and more systematic sorts will linger over the closing chart of state capitals, mottos and the like. (source list) (Nonfiction. 7-11)"
Yaccarino sends readers whose ride aboard Peter Sís's Train of States (2004) has only whetted an appetite for random facts, quirky laws and roadside attractions on a somewhat more leisurely car trip from Maine to Hawaii. Read full book review >