Search Results: "Daniel Polanksy"


BOOK REVIEW

LOW TOWN by Daniel Polanksy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"A strong debut novel with a hero who doesn't waste time worrying about the moral implications of cutting someone's throat."
In Polansky's dark, moody debut novel, there's no sun, no joy, and staying alive for another day is about the only reason to rejoice; the grim setting makes for an interesting tale about a man with a past. 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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DANIEL SUAREZ
by Clayton Moore

Daniel Suarez finally made it to the future in his new novel, Change Agent, which Kirkus’ reviewer says is “...his most entertaining high-tech thriller yet.”

The author sometimes gets pegged as a science fiction author because his previous bestsellers—Daemon, Freedom, Kill Decision, and Influx—all revolve around technologies that are just around the corner. In Change Agent ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LIBRARY MOUSE by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"The familiar characters make this architectural adventure feel downright homey. (Picture book. 5-9)"
Sam the mouse and his friend Sarah are back in a new, fifth adventure, and this time, it's centered on the renovations to their library home. Read full book review >

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KEISHA ANN CAN! by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2008

"One caveat: Readers of a certain generation may find themselves reading aloud to the rhythm of the 'Candy Man' song. (Picture book. 4-7)"
With jaunty rhymes and a spunky heroine brimming with a go-to attitude, Kirk's sprightly tale encourages readers to let their inner star shine. Read full book review >

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LIBRARY MOUSE by Daniel Kirk
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Though the substantial text skews to older readership, the earth tones in Kirk's gouache illustrations lend warmth to his tale, which should encourage young would-be writers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A writing rodent inspires young library patrons. Read full book review >

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LIBRARY MOUSE by Daniel Kirk
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"In all, a solid nudge to budding writers. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Mouse becomes muse. Read full book review >

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MOONDOGS by Daniel Kirk
by Daniel Kirk, illustrated by Daniel Kirk
Released: March 1, 1999

"As always, the palette is robust and retro, with images that are invitingly participatory. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A deliberate sense of the absurd infuses Kirk's story of a boy and his dog with great humor and appeal. Read full book review >

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LUCKY'S 24-HOUR GARAGE by Daniel Kirk
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"The jazzy design and bold, shiny artwork command more attention than the story; the string of unrelated incidents will recall old movies and other sources of nostalgia for adults but may not satisfy young children. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Stiff and stylized in the polished deco-style paintings, Angelo looks like a mannequin as he goes about pumping gas at Lucky's all-night garage, circa 1939. Read full book review >

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GO! by Daniel Kirk
by Daniel Kirk, illustrated by Daniel Kirk
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Preschool and primary grade teachers will still find this a useful set for the classroom, and the CD (ending with 'Sleeping in the Back Seat') is a natural for long car trips. (Picture book/poetry. 3-8)"
Transportation in its many varied forms is the theme of this song collection with an accompanying CD. Read full book review >

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WIPE YOUR FEET by Daniel Lehan
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"An offbeat story with sly good humor and a genuinely childlike point of view. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
A much stronger second by the author-illustrator of This is Not a Book About Dodos (1992), again sporting with the creative process—particularly with the relationship between subject and picture. Read full book review >

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THIS IS NOT A BOOK ABOUT DODOS by Daniel Lehan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"Worth a try if funds allow, especially where there's interest in books about the nature of the creative process. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The title here is a nudge from a new author/illustrator who lacks confidence in his audience: this is hardly the first time a book's real purpose is not simply its plot. Read full book review >