Search Results: "David Johnson"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 13, 2006

"Funny, unassuming and thoughtful poems."
A witty and often irreverent first collection of verse, from the Emmy Awardâ€"winning Supervising Producer and Head Writer of Jeopardy!Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING by Eileen Spinelli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"A lovely way to promote acceptance of introverts by themselves and others. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What do you do when no one is watching? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ZIPPER by Gary David Johnson
FICTION & LITERATURE

"An evocative—but sometimes-overdone—debut thriller."
From poet Johnson (Head Trauma, 2006) comes a thriller that sets a California family in the path of an eccentric criminal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MWD by Brian David Johnson
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A nuanced and skillfully composed snapshot of one woman's postwar struggle to live. (Graphic novel. 14 & up)"
A gritty, hard-hitting, and honest portrayal of one young woman's difficult journey to putting the pieces of her life back together after serving in the Iraq War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

"Hundreds of actors wander on and off stage in a sweeping narrative that deftly underscores the crisis of confidence now troubling our political system. (Author tour)"
A sobering and sometimes maddening play-by-play of Bill Clinton's abortive crusade to reform health care. Read full book review >

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DAVID OWEN
by Alex Layman

The American West has long been a place of myth and wonder, of dramatic canyons, mesas, and mountain ranges. These dramatic landscapes have wooed Americans for centuries, and The New Yorker’s David Owen isn’t immune to its siren song. Though Owen has lived in Connecticut for most of his adult life, he spent the summers of his youth in ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SNOW SOUNDS by David A. Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 25, 2006

"A wonderful introduction to the world of poetic language. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It's December 23, and a young boy is sleeping. Read full book review >

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DAVID SAMUEL LEVINSON
by James McDonald

“I'm just furious,” David Samuel Levinson says, agitation lending his voice both energy and an edge. “I'm furious that we have to talk about this in 2017.” It was less than a month into the new administration when we discussed his novel, Tell Me How This Ends Well, and the dangerous implications for minority groups of ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OLD MOTHER HUBBARD by David A. Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Notwithstanding Johnson's strong stylistic ties to illustrators such as Randolph Caldecott and E. Boyd Smith, adults are the likeliest audience for this volume. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Although fine lines and a low contrast palette give Johnson's paintings a faded, smudgy look, he effectively captures the classic nursery rhyme's flavor, decking the matronly Mother Hubbard out in sweeping 19th-century gowns that are ruffled, fur- trimmed and elaborately accessorized, then dispatching her to a series of elegantly appointed shops and stalls for goods to lavish on her pampered canine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE AUNT IN OUR HOUSE by Angela Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1996

"Readers never know why the aunt has come to stay, but they will certainly understand that the family's life is enhanced by her presence in this subtle and affecting work. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A restrained, somewhat sorrowful work from two frequent collaborators (The Leaving Morning, 1992, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE OF THREE by Angela Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"(Picture book. 3-8)"
``I'm one of the three that looks just like our mama, smiles just like our daddy, and holds hands with my sisters....'' In another warm evocation of a loving black family, the author of Tell Me a Story, Mama (1989) depicts a little girl whose older sisters often include her—but not always; then it can be ``just Mama, Daddy, and me, it's a different kind of three, and that's fine too....'' Soman's watercolors glow with good humor and affection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LEAVING MORNING by Angela Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"A gently reassuring view of a common, and often traumatic, experience. (Picture book. 3-6)"
As in Tell Me a Story, Mama (1989) and other books this team has created, the importance of family gets thematic pride of place here. Read full book review >