Search Results: "Danny S. Parker"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 17, 2011

"Comprehensive, definitive, grim and gripping."
Military historian Parker (The Battle of the Bulge: The German View, 1998, etc.) returns with a sharply focused look at a grisly 1944 incident, the massacre of more than 80 American prisoners outside Malmédy, Belgium. Read full book review >

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PARACHUTE by Danny Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 11, 2016

"The very air around Toby seems to vibrate, and it's a great relief when he leaves the parachute behind; readers know there'll be plenty more adventures without it. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A young boy learns to let go of the object that makes him feel safest in a picture book that effectively skews perspective to great effect (and great heights). Read full book review >

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MOLLY AND MAE by Danny Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Lively and lovely. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A friendship is formed, nearly lost, and re-established on a long train journey. Read full book review >

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Shaky Man by Mark S. Parker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"Earnest and bighearted but too pat overall."
Set in Texas in the 1960s, this YA novel teaches tolerance through the experiences of its young protagonist and narrator, "Tops" Parsley. Read full book review >

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SWORD OF DOOM by James Jennewein
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Developmental issues of identity, sexual innuendo and vividly described violence make this book appropriate for an older audience than the publisher-recommended range of eight to 12. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
After a visit to the king of their Viking realm, teen hero Dane, female warrior Astrid, village sage Lut and various supporters and rivals set off to rescue Dane's mother (who's been kidnapped by the villainous Godrek Whitecloak) and recover Odin's ring, an ancient artifact that is the source of never-ending treasure, from a cave guarded by a monstrous sea serpent. Read full book review >

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SHIELD OF ODIN by James Jennewein
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Although it can be overly detailed at times, boys especially will enjoy the pell-mell action, the wisenheimer narration and the belch-and-flatulence humor embedded in the adventurous tale. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
It's easy to see that this was written by two Hollywood screenwriters—readers can almost watch the CGI effects unfolding as they go. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Established fans will devour this excellent series finish. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
Thidreck the Terrifying, killed by Dane the Defiant, is back in action on an errand for the goddess Hel to find the Ship of Doom. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 26, 2013

"A dispassionate, academic account supported by reasoned facts in place of political passions."
Two University of Washington political science professors offer a rigorous scholarly investigation of the tea party. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 27, 1989

Here, Sugerman (coauthor with Jerry Hopkins of No One Here Gets Out Alive, 1980) reconstructs his glamorous and desperate life—shadowed, inspired, and nearly doomed by his friendship with rock-star Jim Morrisen, leader of the Doors. Read full book review >

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THE MONSTERS OF GRAMERCY PARK by Danny Leigh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2005

"A powerful, gloom-shadowed morality tale."
A frustrated novelist looks to the real world for inspiration and gets more reality than she bargained for. Read full book review >