Search Results: "Dashka Slater"


BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"An outstanding book that links the diversity of creed and the impact of impulsive actions to themes of tolerance and forgiveness. (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
In the fall of 2013, on a bus ride home, a young man sets another student on fire. Read full book review >

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THE WISHING BOX by Dashka Slater
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"Still, it succeeds, intermittently, at being both."
A touching yet not-too-earnest first novel about a single mother, her sister, and the father who loved but left them. Read full book review >

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DANGEROUSLY EVER AFTER by Dashka Slater
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"Given that feisty, dirt-or-danger-loving princesses are almost a subgenre of princess books, don't choose this one first. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A story about a princess who relishes danger, illustrated with incongruous glossiness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SEA SERPENT AND ME by Dashka Slater
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 19, 2008

"Imaginative and engaging. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This whimsical look at the friendship between a young female narrator and a fast-growing sea serpent will amuse young listeners while providing adult readers with the bittersweet opportunity to ponder the ways relationships grow and change. Read full book review >

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BABY SHOES by Dashka Slater
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"Fast-moving rhyme and playful illustrations invite kids on the go to scuff, scrape and have a blast breaking them in. (Picture book. 2-6)"
What happens when an active toddler gets a pair of brand-new shows? Read full book review >

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ESCARGOT by Dashka Slater
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 11, 2017

"An unusual, tongue-in-cheek aid to getting children to eat a disliked food—even the dreaded carrot. (Picture Book. 4-7)"
A charming little French snail takes center stage as it entices a child to share a meal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIREFIGHTERS IN THE DARK by Dashka Slater
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 2, 2006

"Endearingly, Slater captures a young child's view of the world and a very different role for firefighters than usually seen by this audience. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Ceccoli's beautiful, lyrical illustrations, in acrylics and pastels, give a mythic quality to Slater's tale of firefighting derring-do, told by a little girl snugly asleep in her bed and imagining where the sirens are going. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHRISTIAN SLATER by Nigel Goodall
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"The book's title remains an enigma: Back from the edge of . . . what? Cultural relevance?"
Substance-free clip-job bio of former teen idol and perennial B-lister Christian Slater. Read full book review >

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THE ANTLERED SHIP by Dashka Slater
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A beautifully composed package filled with whimsy and wisdom—the story of this unique vessel will inspire and entertain thoughtful listeners. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A philosophical fox full of questions boards a ship with strangers and discovers that finding friends is even better than finding answers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAC SLATER VS. THE CITY by Tristan Bancks
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 8, 2011

"But read it fast, because the expiration date on this up-to-the-minute title may be past by the time it hits the library or bookstore shelves. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Cool hunter Mac Slater is back, and this time the intrepid Aussie teen is tackling the mean streets of New York City (Mac Slater Hunts the Cool, 2010). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAC SLATER HUNTS THE COOL by Tristan Bancks
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2010

"A timely tome for today but not necessarily tomorrow. (Fiction. 10-13)"
An Aussie teen turns global coolhunter in a slick, fast-paced story that bookends nicely with Scott Westerfeld's So Yesterday (2004). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Jack Slater, Pooka Sloan, Planet Earth by Paul Rovina
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 16, 2013

"A pleasingly madcap but not quite coherent Caribbean mystery."
An alcoholic, epileptic gunsmith-cum-adventure novelist navigates Key West's criminal underworld in Rovina's rollicking debut. Read full book review >