Search Results: "Dan Gutman"


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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THE GET RICH QUICK CLUB by Dan Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Fans of Gregory Maguire's Hamlet Chronicles will enjoy this fluffy, summer read with a fun twist ending. (Fiction 8-12)"
Eleven-year-old Gina Tumolo loves money and wants nothing more than to make a million dollars this summer. Read full book review >

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THE LINCOLN PROJECT by Dan Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Breezy, good-natured fun and a fair amount of history, too. (author's note, recommended reading, websites, recommended sites, museums, and living history) (Science fiction. 8-12)"
Gutman kicks off a new time-travel series featuring four 12-year-olds ready for adventure. Read full book review >

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GETTING AIR by Dan Gutman
ADVENTURE
Released: May 8, 2007

"A great choice for reluctant readers. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this serio-comic adventure from veteran author Gutman, a boy and his friends survive a plane crash, but must find a way to stay alive in the woods until they're rescued. Read full book review >

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THE HOMEWORK MACHINE by Dan Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Middle-grade readers may find one part of this story upsettingly realistic and the clearly stated moral not what they had hoped to hear, but the generally humorous approach will make the lesson go down easily. (Fiction. 8-11)"
When fifth-graders Judy, Sam and Kelsey discover their classmate Brenton Damagatchi's homework machine, they think they are on to a good thing and begin to visit him regularly after school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GYMNASTICS by Dan Gutman
SPORTS
Released: May 1, 1996

"A valuable companion, out just in time for the summer games. (index, not seen, b&w photos, charts, chronology, glossary, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
A history and commentary on the Olympic sport of gymnastics, with sections on the various events, past and present superstars of the sport, judging, terminology, problems, and trivia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

YOU ONLY DIE TWICE by Dan Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Like the increasingly quarrelsome McDonalds, readers will be feeling travel fatigue long before the author's concluding teaser for Book 4. (Adventure. 10-12)"
Teen brainiacs Coke and Pepsi McDonald's cross-country jaunt runs out of gas on its third leg, despite continued silly predicaments and threats of sudden death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ROBERTO & ME by Dan Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"A less veteran author might struggle to pack all of this in, but Gutman delivers just the right blend of action and information before closing with both a table of Clemente's career stats and a list of eco-activist websites. (Baseball fantasy. 10-12)"
In the tenth of the Baseball Card Adventures, young Joe "Stosh" Stoshack goes back in time to warn star player and renowned humanitarian Roberto Clemente not to board the plane full of relief supplies that crashed, killing him, in 1972. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HONUS AND ME by Dan Gutman
FICTION
Released: Feb. 7, 1997

"A good fantasy for any baseball fanatic, this includes an author's note, information on the baseball card, Wagner's career stats, and his tips for kids. (Fiction. 11+)"
When baseball nut Joe Stoshack, 12, finds a mint condition Honus Wagner baseball card, he discovers that it is more than the world's most valuable card: It is also a granter of wishes and a time-travel portal, through which Wagner visits him in the present, and Joe goes to the 1909 World Series. Read full book review >

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THE <i>TITANIC</i> MISSION by Dan Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A fizzy, fast-paced read with lots of history woven in. (Adventure. 8-12)"
In the second installment of the Flashback Four series, time-travelers Luke, Julia, David, and Isabel are off on a new adventure, this time boarding the Titanic to snap a photograph as it sinks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2009

"The contributors' names may draw well-read audiences, but the project-oriented approach in the likes of Anne Jankeliowitch's 50 Ways to Save the Earth (2008), illustrated by Philippe Bourseiller, provides clearer blueprints for promoting a green agenda. (Nonfiction. 10-13)"
Worthy and well meant, if readable only in small doses, this compendium gathers advice and personal testimony from a host of active writers about ways to cut down on energy use and waste. Read full book review >

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NIGHTMARE AT THE BOOK FAIR by Dan Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2008

"Gutman has way too much fun here, and reading-assignment-weary young readers will, too. (Fantasy and everything else. 10-12)"
A determined nonreader suffers toxic exposure to genre fiction when a bookcase falls on his head. Read full book review >