Search Results: "Daniel Laurence"


BOOK REVIEW

CAPTAIN AND MATEY SET SAIL by Daniel Laurence
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"And Muñoz's slaphappy, brisk illustrations are perfectly matched to the silly story and are invaluable aids in helping new readers get the gist of the words. (Easy reader. 4-8)"
A handful of cockamamie pirate tales that will have beginning readers chortling along as Captain and Matey squabble their way through silly adventures. Read full book review >

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OH MY GODDESS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Freya by Matthew Laurence

Cover Story: Photo Op
BFF Charm: Natalie Imbruglia
Swoonworthy Scale: 3
Talky Talk: Modern Theology
Bonus Factor: Gods and Goddesses (+ Diversity)
Factor: Open-Ended
Relationship Status: Agnostic

Cover Story: Photo Op

Although the wings on this cover are more colorful than the DeLand Wings, everything about the image reminds me of the photos I’ve ...


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DANIEL LOWE
by Megan Labrise

A few months shy of his 60th birthday, Daniel Lowe’s publishing dreams came true—with a novel that proceeds from a nightmarish premise.

In All That’s Left to Tell, a mid-level American executive named Marc Laurent is held captive in Pakistan by two local guards. Each day he is blindfolded and an English-speaking woman, who identifies herself as “Josephine,” questions ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PAPA CHAGALL, TELL US A STORY by Laurence Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Nevertheless, it's an engaging entry in a winning series. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Anholt continues his series of introductory picture books about the artists with this entry on Marc Chagall. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CÉZANNE AND THE APPLE BOY by Laurence Anholt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"An author's note rounds out the background of the story and indicates that young Paul's grandson, Philippe Cézanne, assisted in its making. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Anholt continues his series of picture books about children and great artists with this homey episode about Paul Cézanne and his son, also named Paul. Read full book review >

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DANIEL ALARCÓN
by Richard Z. Santos

Daniel Alarcón was in a staff meeting at Columbia University, where he is an Assistant Professor in Broadcast Journalism, when friends started texting him congratulatory messages.

“I was totally surprised,” he says. “And I didn’t know what they were talking about.”

They were talking about Alarcón’s latest collection of short stories, The King Is Always Above the People ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CITY OF FIRE by Laurence Yep
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"The author's consistent habit of freezing attacks for exchanges of threats or banter turns most of the action scenes into leisurely set pieces, but such scenes follow one another in quick succession in this plot-driven tale, and the cast is as engaging as it is diverse. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Set in an alternate 1941 in which there's no world war and humans share the world with hordes of imps, trolls, shapechangers, gods and every other type of creature that Yep can conjure from world mythology, this opener to a planned City Trilogy pits a squad of unlikely allies against bad guys with a shadowy but ominous agenda. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"The third entry promises a huge battle, with Tom becoming more of a tiger; this one on its own is static. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Offering less action than its predecessor, this middle episode in a creative yet gentle series is so calm it feels diluted. Mr. Hu—a tiger guarding the phoenix egg from evildoers—shared his soul with Tom at the end of Book One, but Tom's shift towards tigerness is slow. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2006

"It is notable especially for the attention paid to the experience of San Francisco's Chinese immigrants, and a good choice for reluctant readers. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Eight-year-old Henry Travis and nine-year-old Chin, son of the family houseboy, experience the events of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 that destroyed both the Travis's wealthy home and the Chin's tenement apartment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMOKING by Laurence Pringle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Though lacking footnotes or references, this is a useful title, which includes addresses to write for more information. (index, b&w photos, not seen, glossary, further reading) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
Pringle (Fire in the Forest, 1995, etc.) offers a brief, readable account of smoking and its consequences and the mind- altering effects of nicotine and addiction. Read full book review >