Search Results: "Danna Smith"


BOOK REVIEW

SMITH by Leon Garfield
Released: Sept. 1, 1967

"More Hogarth than Cruikshank, this lacks the gusto of Devil in the Fog (1966) but readers who respond to the author will follow him here."
"Smith. 'unted, 'ounded, 'omeless, and part gin-sodder. Smith. Read full book review >

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SWALLOW THE LEADER by Danna Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Nothing fishy here: it's a delish addition to storytime collections. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Rhyming sea creatures count to 10 and back again. Read full book review >

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ARCTIC WHITE by Danna Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Despite lovely art, a stereotypically generic and romanticized portrayal of indigenous people. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The Arctic winter is white and gray until something special happens. Read full book review >

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MOTHER GOOSE'S PAJAMA PARTY by Danna Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Readers who are knowledgeable enough to recognize all the players are likely to want an actual storyline. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Mother Goose throws a storytime slumber party for all her favorite characters. Read full book review >

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PIRATE NAP by Danna Smith
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2011

"Arr—pirates may not surrender without a fight, but even the rowdiest readers will have to concede the inevitability of naptime. (Picture book. 2-6)"
'Tis a cheerful afternoon on Spyglass Street, with swords flashing and pirates plundering—until Mom interrupts the fun. Read full book review >

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PATTI SMITH by Victor Bockris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"But she and her many fans deserve better than this sometimes sensationalistic, second-hand account of her life."
Lou Reed and Keith Richards biographer Bockris offers the first full-length portrait of —70s rock icon Patti Smith, a woman whose charismatic live shows and uncompromising music earned her the moniker "The High Priestess of Punk." Read full book review >

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MAGGIE SMITH by Michael Coveney
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"An authoritative and perceptive portrait."
The illustrious career of "a great stage actress in both comedy and tragedy, and an international film star." Read full book review >

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BALLOON TREES by Danna Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2013

"Books for young listeners about how things are made are relatively rare; this one will stretch to fit a variety of goals. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
No, these trees don't bear balloons, but they are the starting place for the production of these popular objects. Read full book review >

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THE HAWK OF THE CASTLE by Danna Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"An idyllic picture of an ancient practice. (index) (Informational picture book. 8-11)"
A trained hawk serves as fierce centerpiece to broad, sweeping views of castle and countryside in this rhapsodic tribute to the craft of falconry. Read full book review >

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TWO AT THE ZOO by Danna Smith
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 16, 2009

"The rollicking, rhyming text scans well, and the zoo setting allows children to practice their animal-identification skills. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Smith takes readers on a whirlwind trip to the zoo with a small boy and his grandpa. Read full book review >

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CINDERELLA SMITH by Stephanie Barden
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 24, 2011

"Though the first-person narration sounds a little too close to the voice of Sara Pennypacker's Clementine, the richness of this new friendship and the gentle resolution will make readers hope for another installment. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Cinderella Smith cannot keep track of her shoes. Read full book review >