Search Results: "Dan Gutman"


BOOK REVIEW

RETURN OF THE HOMEWORK MACHINE by Dan Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2009

"Briskly told, this middle-grade adventure should have wide appeal. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Sitting in the local police station, sixth graders Snik, Judy, Kelsey and Brenton and their teacher recount the events that led them there: the loss of a unique computer chip and their search in the Grand Canyon for Egyptian treasure. Read full book review >

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SATCH AND ME by Dan Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Gutman has again crafted a delightful mix of humor, magic and history surrounded by the sheer joy of baseball. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Stosh is back in a new time-travel baseball adventure. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"The author gives Qwerty a mild case of ADD, just to jump on that bandwagon, but his light touch makes this a painless introduction to a pivotal person in American history as well as a knee-slapper for 'Time Warp Trio' fans. (Fiction. 10-13)"
In this laugh-out-loud sequel to The Edison Mystery (not reviewed), seventh-grade computer whiz Qwerty Stevens sucks Ben Franklin out of the past for a tour of the modern world, then follows him back to 1776 to witness the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Read full book review >

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RAPPY THE RAPTOR by Dan Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 21, 2015

"Upbeat, rhyming, rhythmic but ultimately slight entertainment. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A newborn dino falls from a tree and wakes up a rapping machine. Read full book review >

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MY WEIRD WRITING TIPS by Dan Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"A user-friendly guide to writing that just might make a difference. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Practical advice on writing from a best-selling author. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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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NEVER SAY GENIUS by Dan Gutman
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"Nothing spices up a boring road trip like moments of extreme terror. (Adventure. 10-12)"
Twins Coke and Pepsi McDonald squeak through numerous murder attempts at roadside attractions across the Midwest and on eastward. Read full book review >

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MISSION UNSTOPPABLE by Dan Gutman
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"He also leaves the McDonalds with at least 1,000 more miles of giant statues and other local wonders to visit—so stay tuned for Part Two. (Adventure. 10-12)"
Preteen twins Coke and Pepsi McDonald find themselves battling for their lives while visiting some of America's premier roadside attractions. Read full book review >

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SHOELESS JOE AND ME by Dan Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"An entertaining romp that will appeal to those who love baseball, history, and fantasy. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Stories of time travel have appealed to readers for generations. Read full book review >

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THE KID WHO RAN FOR PRESIDENT by Dan Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Rather than allowing Judson to emerge a leader, Gutman settles the American public with just one more class clown. (Fiction. 9-13)"
A 12-year-old is a candidate for US President in this novel by Gutman (Gymnastics, p. 602, etc.), a story with all the trappings of satire, but none of its substance. Read full book review >

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THE CHRISTMAS GENIE by Dan Gutman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"Santat's final art not seen. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A fifth-grader named Chase narrates this Christmas-themed fantasy about a genie who flies into the classroom one day, offering the kids just one wish. Read full book review >