Search Results: "Dan Morgenstern"


BOOK REVIEW

LIVING WITH JAZZ by Dan Morgenstern
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 2004

"An informative, brightly written anthology—and a must for any jazz bookshelf."
One of jazz's most distinguished critics and historians receives a welcome compilation. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"Generous in its vision and fun to read. Likely to be a big book—and, soon, a big movie, with all the franchise trimmings."
Self-assured, entertaining debut novel that blends genres and crosses continents in quest of magic. Read full book review >

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THREE DAYS OFF by Susie Morgenstern
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Every high school has its share of Williams, and though this isn't likely to inspire many epiphanies, it may spark a bit of uneasiness in the more complacent versions. (Fiction. YA)"
Suspended for telling a teacher that he'd like to see what's under her skirt, an apathetic teenager gets a wake-up call in this purposeful short novel. Read full book review >

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A BOOK OF COUPONS by Susie Morgenstern
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Occasional, freely drawn cartoons add little to the atmosphere or humor. (Fiction. 9-11)"
A sourpuss principal successfully forces a beloved teacher into retirement in this sketchy, unsatisfying import. Read full book review >

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SECRET LETTERS FROM 0 TO 10 by Susie Morgenstern
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A novel to cherish. (Fiction. 9-14)"
This charming translation of a French award-winner is certain to enchant readers on this side of the Atlantic. Read full book review >

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SIXTH GRADE by Susie Morgenstern
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"While the lazy, clueless, arbitrary faculty takes a drubbing, Margot's peers display a realistic mix of cruelty, confusion, and kindness—a crowd-pleasing combination that should make this as popular in English as its award-winning progenitor has been across the pond. (Fiction. 10-12)"
First American edition of an early work by the author of Book of Coupons (2001), and inspired by her own daughter's experiences, this episodic tale of a young go-getter triumphing despite dreadful teachers and indifferent classmates will strike multiple chords of recognition in young readers. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 20, 2002

In a double dose of puckishness from Morgenstern (Three Days Off, 2001, etc.), two spirited young princesses tackle personal issues. 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

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 >

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PILOT & HUXLEY by Dan McGuiness
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"While the ick factor is high, the actual plot is pretty thin; still, Captain Underpants fans will probably enjoy this mucous-drenched romp. (Graphic fiction. 9-12)"
A zany, gross-out graphic novel that reads like a madcap, G-rated South Park episode. Read full book review >

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SO BIG! by Dan Yaccarino
ANIMALS
Released: March 31, 2001

"One of the better offerings in the glutted novelty market. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Exuberant as ever, Yaccarino is the perfect illustrator to turn this favorite toddler/parent game into a book—"How big is a baby giraffe?"—open out the gate fold—"SOOO BIG!" Read full book review >