Search Results: "Daniel Minter"


BOOK REVIEW

NEW YEAR BE COMING! by Katharine Boling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"As a special homage to nature and the Gullah tradition, storytellers will find this an excellent addition to their repertoire. (Poetry. 5-8)"
Written in the Gullah dialect, this is a handsomely illustrated collection of poems for each month of the year. Read full book review >

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THE RICHES OF OSEOLA McCARTY by evelyn coleman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"A small, fine book. (Biography. 7-10)"
Coleman (To Be a Drum, p. 264, etc.) writes with feeling of an African-American woman whose work ethic proved inspiring. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUBBER GOES TO HEAVEN by Arna Bontemps
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

From Bontemps (with Langston Hughes, The Pasteboard Bandit, 1997, etc.), a previously unpublished story with the sound and sense of a 1930s folktale. Read full book review >

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STEP RIGHT UP by Donna Janell Bowman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2016

"An incredible story that ought to be widely known—a must-read. (Picture book/biography. 7-12)"
Minter's acrylic-painted linoleum-block prints combine with Bowman's story of a former slave who trained a brilliant horse for a memorable book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRST MARATHON by Susan Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Reynolds closes with a detailed source note and a brief history of the modern marathon—not enough to carry this, or readers, much past the starting line. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
Reynolds, a distance walker herself, spins detail around skimpy Classical sources to create a tale in tribute to every marathoner's hero. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ELLEN'S BROOM by Daniel Minter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2012

"A spirited story filled with the warmth of a close family celebrating a marriage before God and the law. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Ellen cheerfully watches as her parents, former slaves, legally register their wedding at a Freedman's Bureau during Reconstruction. Read full book review >

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SEVEN SPOOLS OF THREAD by Angela Shelf Medearis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A fine choice for a Kwanzaa gift, and a first choice for most school and public-library collections. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Any family with seven sons must hear plenty of bickering, but the seven Ashanti brothers in this family quarrel from dawn to dusk and into the night. Read full book review >

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THE INSIDERS by J. Minter
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2004

"But that won't hamper its potential popularity and likelihood of being devoured by that fan base—and romance fans alike. (Fiction. YA)"
Fashionista Jonathan, slutty playboy Arno, sensitive basketballer David, impulsive Mickey, and slacker-hippie Patch are the five unlikely filthy-rich best friends who together form the Insiders. Read full book review >

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JUNKYARD PLANET by Adam Minter
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"A detailed view of a mostly unknown business that touches the lives of everyone, whether or not they ever dragged a trash and/or recycle bin out to the curb."
The international recycling business comes under the probing and widely roaming yet ultimately friendly eye of a young journalist. Read full book review >

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LITTLE SISTER’S LAST DOSE by Alex Minter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2003

"The stories of the past and the present both get a little lost in it, but so most likely will the reader."
In the first volume of a proposed trilogy, twentysomething Felix Novak returns to his native New York after a decade in Oregon to claim the body of his younger sister. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 24, 2011

"A useful blend of friendly and snarky advice from an older sibling."
Minter compiles advice and reflections that he has told his children into a short, easy, entertaining read geared to young adults who appreciate a little sass in their reading material. Read full book review >

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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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