Search Results: "Dan Krokos"


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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FALSE MEMORY by Dan Krokos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"Nothing new here, but readers more interested in plot than depth will find it an appealing segue from summer into school. (Action. 10-14)"
Teens with mysterious abilities and the possibly sinister people who seek to control them are the ingredients for this end-of-summer thriller. Read full book review >

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FALSE SIGHT by Dan Krokos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"A remix of the first, weighed down with extraneous back story. (Action. 10-14)"
Memories and bodies hop across dimensions in this sequel to False Memory (2012). Read full book review >

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THE BLACK STARS by Dan Krokos
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"It's good fluff, but it doesn't satisfy the dire need for well-wrought SF for preteens. (Science fiction. 9-12)"
Can Earth Space Command cadet Mason Stark safeguard a shaky intergalactic peace? Read full book review >

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THE PLANET THIEVES by Dan Krokos
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 21, 2013

"Clichés aside, it's an enjoyable, if totally undemanding read for sci-fi-starved audiences. (Science fiction. 9-12)"
Eighteen cadets stand between the terrifying Tremist fleet and the annihilation of Earth! 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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MOON MAN DAN by Pickled Pepper Productions
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 17, 2014

"Waxing gibbous, waning crescent—that can wait. Who isn't happier imagining the moon snuggling under a comforter? (iPad storybook app. 3-5)"
The phases of the moon don't just happen. They are the work of Moon Man Dan (or so says Pickled Peppers' snug application). 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
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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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 >