Search Results: "Dana Goodyear"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 14, 2013

"Goodyear's exploration of this engrossing and morally complex topic provides a solid footing for hearty conversations."
Venturing deep into the underground foodie culture, New Yorker contributor Goodyear (The Oracle of Hollywood Boulevard: Poems, 2013, etc.) plunges into the world of dedicated individuals who routinely skirt the boundaries imposed by common culinary practices and tastes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 4, 2012

"An excellent choice for budding triathletes or readers who enjoy true stories of achievement."
In his debut, Goodyear demonstrates through his own training and performance in triathlons how people with less-than-average athletic abilities can accomplish extraordinary things. Read full book review >

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PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN IN THE MAGIC STORM by Dana Simpson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Weathering this storm should leave readers on cloud nine. (glossary, appendices) (Graphic fantasy. 6-11)"
In their sixth adventure, Phoebe and her best pal, Marigold the unicorn, must determine the cause of a magical storm. Read full book review >

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PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN by Dana Simpson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A sweet, spun-sugar confection just right for unicorn fans. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
A pink, bubble-gum bonbon of a tale spun of a likable, albeit self-centered, fourth-grader and her magical, self-obsessed, although sometimes-kind, unicorn. Read full book review >

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OZZIE AND THE ART CONTEST by Dana Sullivan
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2013

"Once the story's lesson is revealed, there is little reason to read this one again. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Ozzie enters the art contest at school only to be disappointed at the results. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"The result does full justice to its complex, challenging subject who, like this novel, was sui generis. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Long recognized as a great American poet, Emily Dickinson the woman remains a mystery. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"That some of the artists are lesser known lends a more personal, immediate dimension to their art and words. (Nonfiction. 6-12)"
Fifteen artists provide vibrant and exuberantly colorful paintings that depict special places, neighborhoods and memories that have shaped their art and their lives. Read full book review >

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GEORGE LUCAS by Dana White
Released: Nov. 2, 1999

"That Lucas is driven is clear, but readers will close the book—which ends before the opening of The Phantom Menace in the spring of 1999—knowing more about his career than his soul. (photos, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 12-14)"
paper 0-8225-9684-9 Late bloomers will take heart in this tale of a classic underachiever who went on to make popular, record-breaking films. Read full book review >

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SIREN SISTERS by Dana Langer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"Touching on family relationships, grieving, growing up, first romance, and Norse mythology, this is an exciting fantasy with a heart-stopping ending by an author to watch. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
On the cusp of her 13th birthday, reluctant siren-in-training Lorelei Salt, who soon will be joining her sisters in luring ships to their dooms with their glorious singing, finds herself responsible for destroying the Sea Witch's curse and saving her sisters' lives in this debut novel set in present-day Maine. Read full book review >

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AND WE'RE OFF by Dana Schwartz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"The up-to-the-minute details about travel in Europe make this an engaging, enjoyable, and even informational read. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Seventeen-year-old Nora Parker-Holmes has only one obstacle to her upcoming European grand tour: her mother, "five foot three inches tall, newly minted paralegal, and parental nightmare." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1999

A COMMUNITY OF WRITERSPaul Engle and the Iowa Writers' WorkkshopDana, Robert—Ed. Read full book review >