Search Results: "Dan Wetzel"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 11, 2000

"An alarm about the state of amateur sport, and about what a society addicted to sports and money is doing to the mindset and future of the nation's youth. (8 pages b&w photos)"
An blistering exposÇ of the sneaker industry's current role in amateur basketball. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 1997

"It seems more like what, in fact, it turns out to be: the uninhibited, often scatological, and not obviously rewarding ramblings of an old man."
A babbling stream of consciousness from a septuagenarian writer who is afraid he has Alzheimer's disease. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLAYING JULIET by Joanne Stewart Wetzel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"An earnest and creditable effort that will resonate with thespians both young and old. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When you are a (nearly) teenage aspiring actress, sometimes it feels like "all the world's a stage," but Beth Sondquist's favorite stage is about to be repossessed. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

DAN YACCARINO’S MOTHER GOOSE by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 28, 2004

"Mother Goose reinterpreted lives on. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Yaccarino casts 34 traditional Mother Goose nursery rhymes into an unconventional urban setting. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZOOM! ZOOM! ZOOM! I'M OFF TO THE MOON by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

With infectious excitement, a young child bounds through his door, into a rocket and off to the moon. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOVIETREK by Dan Buettner
NONFICTION
Released: July 11, 1994

"Pronunciation guide; glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 10+)"
A cyclist who holds the Guinness world record for a trek from Alaska to Argentina describes another adventurous jaunt, the longest link of a round-the-world trip across Eurasia and the US. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >