Search Results: "Danny Brower"


BOOK REVIEW

DANNY by Yann Le Bec
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Pleasing art hampered by occasionally overblown storytelling and an ungainly plot twist. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A lesson in heeding the biased advice of strangers takes an unexpected turn. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 2013

"A novel idea about the origins of the human mind but long-winded and repetitious in its development."
A new answer to the question of why Homo sapiens are the only species to have developed a brain with complex mental abilities. Read full book review >

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FINDING DANNY by Linzi Glass
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2010

"An additional subplot follows both Bree's budding romance with a classmate, Ashton, who shares parent problems, and her friendship issues with two girlfriends, but even the inclusion of these typical tween issues fails to elevate the novel beyond average. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Only child Bree, 12 years old, feels all but abandoned by her career-driven parents: Her father is a writer who travels a great deal, and her mother is a broadcast journalist hoping to move up to an anchor position. Read full book review >

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MAKE ROOM FOR DANNY by Danny Thomas
Released: Jan. 10, 1990

Stand-up storyteller Thomas tells his own story, which is highly sweetened and seldom tart. Read full book review >

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DANNY AIN'T by Joe Cottonwood
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Cottonwood makes his points in both obvious and subtle ways and buoys his story with an idiosyncratic, good-natured cast; with Danny's voracious, vividly described hunger (almost a running gag); and with a soccer game in which the winner is not the team with the highest score. (Fiction. 11-13)"
When Danny's Pop goes back to the VA hospital with recurrent post-traumatic stress disorder, Danny discovers he's not quite as capable of caring for himself as he'd thought. Read full book review >

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"A quick, enjoyable novel about a teen fugitive scraping by in Arizona."
Clark tells the story of a resourceful runaway in this debut YA novel. Read full book review >

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Chasing Danny by K. R. Schulteis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 14, 2013

"Genuinely compassionate and likely to resonate among families and young adults with loved ones in the service."
A fraternal bond is stressed beyond the breaking point in this heartfelt, if initially slow-moving, coming-home story. Read full book review >

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DANNY DIAMONDBACK by Barry E. Jackson
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"The plot's less memorable than the art, but readers raised on Over the Hedge and like fare will be in familiar territory. (Picture book. 6-8)"
A lonely young rattlesnake's search for friends comes to an end when he joins a band, and later rescues a prairie dog town from coyotes in this slickly illustrated debut. Read full book review >

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DANNY AND THE KINGS by Susan Cooper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 29, 1993

"Something different, and very nice, for the Christmas collection. (Picture book. 5-9)"
From the renowned author of The Dark is Rising series, a Christmas tale in which the Three Kings, in the guise of truck drivers, bring a Christmas tree to a poor family: a gentle story of fraternal affection and childlike faith, with the miraculous ending diminished not an iota by the trailer park and truckstop setting. Read full book review >

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DANNY BLACKGOAT, NAVAJO PRISONER by Tim Tingle
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Not an angry indictment, despite plenty of explicit brutality and prejudice, but a positive tribute to the fortitude of Danny and his Navajo community. (afterword) (Historical fiction. 10-13)"
The 1863 forced displacement of thousands of Navajo known as the Long Walk serves as milieu for this tale of a teenage survivor. Read full book review >

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OH DANNY BOY by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 16, 2006

"Reliable period thrills for Molly's fans. A bonus is the introduction to historic personage Sabella Goodwin, who really was promoted to police detective in 1910."
Murder, mayhem, disease and death: just another summer season in turn-of-the-century New York. Read full book review >

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DANNY IN THE TOYBOX by Richard Tulloch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 1991

"Greder's large, informal pictures extend the humor and the family interaction. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Tantrum time, followed by sulks: Danny's in the toybox and won't come out—never, for the rest of his life. Read full book review >