Search Results: "Dan Gollub"


BOOK REVIEW

IMPROBABILITIES by Dan Gollub
Released: Dec. 2, 2011

"An offbeat but somewhat muddled sci-fi tale."
Gollub delivers a sci-fi novel about wormholes, neuroscience, a revolutionary cult and a chess tournament. Read full book review >

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THE MOON WAS AT A FIESTA by Matthew Gollub
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Next time, perhaps, he'll be given a stronger story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A second collaboration between a noted Oaxacan artist and a California admirer of Mexican culture. Read full book review >

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THE DECADE MATRIX by James O. Gollub
NON-FICTION
Released: May 23, 1991

"Entertaining but repetitious: market research demographics and pop history, dressed up with some basic sociology and psychology."
``America is a culture whose identity is best found in time,'' asserts Gollub, a gerontologist, and that is precisely where he searches for it here, examining seven ``generations'' from the ``Children of the Century,'' born between 1900 and 1909, to the ``Techno-Kids'' born in the 1960's. Read full book review >

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UNCLE SNAKE by Matthew Gollub
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"The resolution of his troubles will bedazzle even impatient youngsters, weary of the story's many arbitrary shifts. (Picture book/folklore. 5+)"
A murky, captivating tale based on the culture of Oaxaca, Mexico, from the team behind The Moon Was at a Fiesta (1994). Read full book review >

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JAZZ FLY 2 by Matthew Gollub
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

"161;Qué bueno! (author's note) (Picture book/CD. 5-8)"
Jazz Fly and his band are back (The Jazz Fly, 2000) for a bilingual adventure: a tropical-rainforest gig plus car trouble. Read full book review >

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THE TWENTY-FIVE MIXTEC CATS by Matthew Gollub
ANIMALS
Released: April 19, 1993

"Just how these symbolic figures and events explicate the interaction of poverty, prejudice, and evil remains enigmatic (a note would have helped); still, Martinez makes an intriguing debut with his powerful art. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Mexican artist Martinez terms his style ``figurative magic''; with its vibrant, sinuously stylized figures and surreal overlapping scenes merging with borders containing still more expressive details, the term seems apt for a visual analogue to literature's magical realism. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 15, 1998

"Nevertheless, readers will get a glimpse of the poet's extraordinary range of subject and feeling, as well as cogent instruction in how to read and understand these deceptively simple verses. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Gollub (Uncle Snake, 1996, etc.) translates 33 of Issa's more than 20,000 haiku, intersperses them through a short biography, and caps it all with an explanation of some of the poems' less obvious images. Read full book review >

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TEN ONI DRUMMERS by Mathew Gollub
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Perfect fare for fans of wild rumpuses—with an afterword that includes background information on oni, taiko (Japanese drums), and charts for writing 1-10 in kanji script. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Ten garishly hued creatures from Japanese folklore gather one by one on a beach for an exuberant drumfest in this bedtime-cum-counting-rhyme from the creators of Cool Melons—Turn to Frogs! (1998). 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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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 >

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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 >

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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 >