Search Results: "Daryl Cumber Dance"


BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Perhaps unavoidably, due to the extent of the material, the volume has an amorphous, scattershot feel, but it remains a valuable and rewarding compendium."
Because the history of black Americans has been largely written from the perspective of white contemporaries, folklore, oral tradition, is our best window into the world African-Americans found themselves in as slaves, and later as second-class citizens. Read full book review >

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DANCE by Matthew Van Fleet
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Little fingers will enjoy making this book dance, and their bodies may not be far behind. (Pop-up board book. 2-5)"
Using his signature supersturdy pull-tabs to animate the scenes, Van Fleet concocts a crowd pleaser about a baby chick learning to dance. Read full book review >

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DANCE! by Elisha Cooper
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Children who are seriously studying dance might be interested in learning about the professional rehearsal process (which mirrors their own), but this is unlikely to find a wide audience. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The essence of dance is the movement and the music, both difficult to capture in writing, especially so in a work for young children. Read full book review >

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DANCE! by Ward Schumaker
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1996

"Pleasant, but flat- footed. (Picture book. 3-8)"
Schumaker, working in the same style and palette as found in his illustrations for Vivian Sathre's Mouse Chase (1995), gives pig, dogs, and cat center stage. Read full book review >

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DANCE DANCE DANCE by Haruki Murakami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Despite intentions and effects that are sometimes too strained: a sobering descent into a contemporary hell—with a guide who's made it brilliantly his own dark literary domain."
Once again, Murakami (Hard-Boiled Wonderland, 1991) limns in meticulous detail the life of an ordinary young man irrevocably changed by a troubling encounter with another world—this time, in a sequel to his debut novel, A Wild Sheep Chase (1989). Read full book review >

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DANCE! DANCE! UNDERPANTS! by Bob Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A friend's single-mindedness overcomes myriad excuses, and a good time is had by all, beginning readers included. (Early reader. 4-8)"
Friendship has its high and low points in this dance adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Skunks Dance by St. John Karp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A colorful, exuberant romp with an appealing fortune-hunting duo."
Two California teenagers search for an ancestor's treasure in this comic novel that crosscuts between contemporary and Gold Rush eras. Read full book review >

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SCALP DANCE by Lu Clifton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2015

"This fine procedural debut by Clifton, who's published several teen novels (Immortal Max, 2014, etc.), is made even more interesting by its detailed information on Native American ceremonies."
A tribal police officer fights inner demons as he investigates a series of killings. Read full book review >

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JAMMY DANCE by Rebecca Janni
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"With the glut of sleepy-time stories out there, this offering does not bring much new to the bedside table. (Picture book. 1-4)"
Going to bed doesn't rank high on most children's lists of favorite activities, and Janni and Dockray's attempt to transform the nighttime routine into a rollicking good time is something of a snooze. Read full book review >

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DEATH DANCE by Geraldine Evans
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 16, 2010

"As Rafferty tills the same ground over and over, Evans trudges toward a huge anticlimax that will to satisfy neither mystery-lovers nor romance buffs."
A case he can't seem to solve threatens to derail a British detective's long-awaited nuptials. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TO DANCE by Siena Cherson Siegel
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A bravura performance by author and illustrator that will be read and reread and treasured by ballet lovers of all ages. (Graphic novel. 10+)"
For so many dancers, it's the magic of a performance that captures their spirit and fuels a dream. Read full book review >