Search Results: "Dan Greenburg"


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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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 1997

"For children making the transition to chapter books, this is readable fare, nothing more. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Zack, a boy with a propensity for supernatural experiences, and his friend Spencer, learn from a '60s-era book how to have an out-of-body experience. Read full book review >

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CLAWS by Dan Greenburg
ADVENTURE
Released: June 27, 2006

"Solid book bait. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Fourteen-year-old Cody is not afraid of anything. 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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WEIRD PLANET #1 by Dan Greenburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2006

"Not quite Zack Files quality, but a step up from Greenburg's other current series, Secrets of Dripping Fang. (Science fiction. 8-10)"
A varna if ever there was one, Klatu crashes the family spaceship on a strange planet (we call it "Earth"), sees his little sister, Ploo, captured by bumbling soldiers from a certain secret Nevada military base and, "disguised" in severely dorky human clothes, he careens off to the rescue in a stolen pizza delivery truck with his brother Lek. Read full book review >

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YOUNG SANTA by Dan Greenburg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

Santa wasn't always a fat old man; here at last is the story of his youth and early career. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Some offbeat set pieces, but, really, a yawn. (illustrations not seen) (Fantasy. 10-12)"
The flight of the orphaned Shluffmuffin twins from the aptly named (see below) Mandible Sisters goes on—and on—in this labored second episode. Read full book review >

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DAN AND THE MUDMAN by Jonny Zucker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Too bad many readers won't buy into this, as the novel has worthy, though preachy intentions, some excitement and supernatural touches aplenty. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Trying to fit in, anti-Semitic bullying and a giant from medieval Jewish lore figure in this British import that tries to do a bit too much. Read full book review >

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DAN, THE TAXI MAN by Eric Ode
by Eric Ode, illustrated by Kent Culotta, developed by Kane Miller
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"As rhyming stories go, this one finds its rhythm early on and keeps on rockin' till the upbeat end. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
Nobody gets the show on the road with more pizazz than Dan, the Taxi Man. Read full book review >