Search Results: "Dan Poblocki"


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 STONE CHILD by Dan Poblocki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2009

"Fans of John Bellairs will enjoy this fine debut. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
Eddie Fennicks is new to Gatesweed, Mass., when he discovers it's the home of Nathaniel Olmstead, his favorite writer. Read full book review >

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THE GATHERING by Dan Poblocki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A thrill for any reader who knows the only thing more frightening than an unopened door is being locked behind one. (mobile app) (Horror. 10-15)"
Five unhappy children think their troubles are over when they step inside a mysterious house—until the house refuses to let them leave. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE ON STONE'S THROW ISLAND by Dan Poblocki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Twining history, speculation, and atmospheric writing, the author delivers a good old-fashioned ghost story. (Suspense. 10-14)"
Poblocki returns with another eerie vision of lingering spirits (The Book of Bad Things, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF BAD THINGS by Dan Poblocki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Old-school, John Saul-style horror for preteens. (Horror. 9-12)"
Will 12-year-old Cassidy's summer escape from New York City literally be killer? Read full book review >

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THE HAUNTING OF GABRIEL ASHE by Dan Poblocki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"An atmospheric, creepy ghost story best read at night. (Horror. 10-15)"
Gabe Ashe deals with friendship drama while a supernatural mystery closes in on him. Read full book review >

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NIGHTMARYS by Dan Poblocki
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"A good match with Rick Riordan's The Red Pyramid (2010), another nonstop action tale with a boy and a girl joining hands to face the forces of chaos. (Horror. 9-12)"
Read this work in the light of day, or Timothy July's nightmares just might become your own. 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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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 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 >