Search Results: "Dan Greenburg"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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WHEN LILACS LAST IN THE DOORYARD BLOOMED by Bradley Greenburg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"A worthy historical-fiction exploration of the African-American struggle for freedom."
In Greenburg's debut, the McGhee family wends its way from Alabama slavery to Nashville's unstable freedom to a hard-earned Indiana farm, never fully escaping Jim Crow's shadows. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2011

"A compelling account of a dangerously angry man and the investigation that helped to revolutionize modern police work."
Fear, the city and one angry man. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"In a world continually shocked—and feigning disgust—by the doings of Britney and Paris, Peaches & Daddy provides a strange but certain comfort."
Lively, intelligently rendered account of a largely forgotten 1920s tabloid scandal. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"A useful, informative examination of this important artist's career."
A quick-moving yet comprehensive narrative of the singer's career, downfall and unlikely post-mortem second act. 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

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2011

"Aside from some dirt-dishing by former colleagues and some specifics about the extent of Jay-Z's fortune, the book doesn't offer anything of substance that can't be found elsewhere."
In his debut, former Forbes reporter Greenburg offers a gossipy, middling Jay-Z bio/business study. Read full book review >

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BILLY AND GOAT AT THE STATE FAIR by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 30, 2015

"Billy's experience may encourage young children who share his attitude toward new adventures to screw their courage to the sticking place. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A shy lad and his horned, adventurous best buddy take in the state fair. The lights! The rides! The corn dogs! Read full book review >