Search Results: "Dan Santat"


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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AFTER THE FALL (HOW HUMPTY DUMPTY GOT BACK UP AGAIN) by Dan Santat
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A validating and breathtaking next chapter of a Mother Goose favorite. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Humpty Dumpty, classically portrayed as an egg, recounts what happened after he fell off the wall in Santat's latest. Read full book review >

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ARE WE THERE YET? by Dan Santat
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2016

"A multilayered, modern-day parable reminding readers there's no greater gift than the present. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A car trip to visit Grandma on her birthday feels like "an eternity." What happens when you just get too bored? Read full book review >

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SIDEKICKS by Dan Santat
by Dan Santat, illustrated by Dan Santat
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"Extremely entertaining. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
A veritable bonanza of capes, heroes and pets with superpowers abounds in illustrator Santat's first solo graphic novel. Read full book review >

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THE COOKIE FIASCO by Dan Santat
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"In the end it's a morality tale that may not be worth raiding the cookie jar for. (Early reader. 6-8)"
Elephant and Piggie introduce a beginning reader that's a math lesson: how can three cookies be divided equally among four friends? Read full book review >

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THE ADVENTURES OF BEEKLE by Dan Santat
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Welcome, Beekle. It's nice to know you. (Picture book. 3-7)"
If an imaginary friend is unimagined, does it become a real friend? Read full book review >

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THE GUILD GENIUSES by Dan Santat
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"Pip comes across as more moody than neglected, but children will chuckle over the urbane visual humor in this promising debut. (Picture book. 6-8)"
The story doesn't quite float, but the sight of a very sad little monkey against backgrounds littered with retro, tin-can robots, wild-haired scientists in lab coats, and puckish sight gags will draw curious readers along. 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 >

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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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DAD AND THE DINOSAUR by Gennifer Choldenko
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Dads get it: being brave takes work…and a dinosaur. (Picture book. 5-8)"
With Dad on his side, a kid finds it easier to be brave. Read full book review >

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THE LONELY LAKE MONSTER  by Suzanne Selfors
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"Nothing imaginary about the fun (and sneaky learning). (Fantasy. 7-11)"
Lake monster lonely? Leprechaun sniffly? Only Dr. Woo, Veterinarian for Imaginary Creatures, can help. Read full book review >