Search Results: "Dan Krall"


BOOK REVIEW

SICK SIMON by Dan Krall
by Dan Krall, illustrated by Dan Krall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 13, 2015

"Though the science is not particularly solid, the message is an important one, and with the level of gross in the illustrations, it is sure to get through to young audiences. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Krall's latest is a disgusting, tongue-in-cheek lesson in contagiousness. Read full book review >

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OH, NUTS! by Tammi Sauer
by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Dan Krall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"From the evidence, or lack thereof, these chipmunks protest too much. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A band of chipmunks discover the pitfalls of stardom in a surprisingly short time. Read full book review >

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NAUGHTY MABEL by Nathan Lane
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"Mabel's story may be a hit in the Hamptons, but will it play in Peoria? Maybe not. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pampered French bulldog named Mabel leads a life of misbehavior in this celebrity vehicle. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT LOLLIPOP CAPER by Dan Krall
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"There's a sly edginess to characters who'll do anything to be eaten, but this particular pickled sourpuss loses his tang as he lowers his expectations. (Picture book. 4-7)"
As some ingredients have more flavor before cooking, this edible protagonist has more flavor before he learns his lesson. Read full book review >

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ABSOLUTELY BEASTLY CHILDREN by Dan Krall
ABC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"Equal opportunists will be delighted to know that a beastly nature is found in both boys and girls, as well as in children of all ethnicities. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This rhyming alphabet romp revels in its own outrageous behavior. Read full book review >

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SKELETON CAT by Kristyn Crow
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Applause for this very silly and slightly spooky cool cat that follows his own beat! (Picture book. 4-6)"
Rhyming verse unfolds in hip-hop rhythm to describe the humorous antics of a most likable, bony feline in this tale of pursuing a dream no matter what. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: May 12, 2009

"Slight yet entertaining. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This patterned romp joins a genre-ette that utilizes a sort of "perverse psychology" to engage preschoolers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NAUGHTY MABEL SEES IT ALL by Nathan Lane
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Mabel has moxie, but she deserves a better story. As Mabel herself might say, 'Send for the script doctor, darlings.' (Picture book. 4-8)"
A pampered French bulldog experiences a sudden decline in her eyesight, affecting her mobility and perceptions of potential threats. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 5, 2012

"A kind of extended poem and love letter to the splendor of the Wyoming wilderness."
An intimate autobiography recounts a life in the American West interspersed with reflections on nature and the importance of place. 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

CHASING THE KING OF HEARTS by Hanna Krall
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2017

"A quirky but exceptional story of infinite love and life-sustaining commitment."
Polish writer Krall transmutes the real experience of a Holocaust survivor into an emotionally bleached yet devastating account of where love can take us. Read full book review >

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THE WOMAN FROM HAMBURG by Hanna Krall
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

"From Krall, herself born in 1937, conscience-driven reconstructions of lives that lie forever in ruins. Invaluable."
Polish-born journalist Krall (Shielding the Flame, 1986, etc.) writes true stories about real people, but does so using fiction's methods. All of her people were in or were touched by the Holocaust. Read full book review >