Search Results: "David Kherdian"


BOOK REVIEW

BEAT VOICES by David Kherdian
POETRY
Released: May 1, 1995

"The volume introduces the ambivalence of the age and would make a welcome gift not only for teenagers, but for their parents, as well. (Poetry. 12+)"
With the resurgence of interest in the Beats comes this timely anthology of both poetry and prose selections. Read full book review >

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DAVID by Mary Hoffman
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Nonfiction masquerading as a novel and failing as either sort of narrative. (character list, historical note, glossary) (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The author of the Stravaganaza series reveals the muse behind Michelangelo's David. Read full book review >

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ASKING THE RIVER by David Kherdian
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Gracefully written; Hogrogian contributes a hauntingly pensive portrait and a couple of scenes in dark pencil. (Fiction. 10+)"
Like other recent Kherdian protagonists, Stepan is preoccupied with his inner life. Read full book review >

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LULLABY FOR EMILY by David Kherdian
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 1995

"Intensely personal, yet thoroughly interpersonal in its delight in a child's discovery of the beautiful things in her world, this book is as much a keepsake for parents as it is a lullaby for children. (Picture book. 2+)"
A long, dreamy sleep-poem for a baby, in which the parent imagines the idyllic experiences her daughter will have when she is old enough to explore their rural world: watching wild animals and birds, making a garden, romping with a puppy, swimming in a beaver pond, gathering apples and firewood. Read full book review >

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FEATHERS AND TAILS by David Kherdian
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"For those who want to go beyond Aesop and La Fontaine: a nice addition to multicultural collections. (Folklore/Picture book. 6-10)"
The subtitle is a bit misleading: these 21 selections, drawn from Indian, African, European, Native American, and Chinese sources, include proverbs, riddles, pourquoi and trickster tales, plus the disguised life lessons usually considered fables. Read full book review >

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JUNA'S JOURNEY by David Kherdian
FICTION
Released: April 21, 1993

"A gentle book that may find a place in thoughtful discussions of the hereafter. (Fiction/Picture book. 6+)"
In his village, white-bearded Juna ``dreamt for others, and as his dreams were his guide, he in turn became a guide for others''—until an enigmatic dream sets him on a last journey. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT FISHING CONTEST by David Kherdian
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 1991

"A special book to share. (Fiction. 7- 11)"
For three summer weeks, narrator Jason and his best friend Sammy focus on the annual fishing contest in a shallow pond at the local zoo. Read full book review >

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DAVID BOWIE by Paul Trynka
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2011

"Bowie nerds will love it, and music nerds will admire it; regular nerds and most others will think it's about 150 pages too long."
Everything you always wanted to know about the Thin White Duke. Everything. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DAVID COPPERFIELD by Charles Dickens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Marks's storytelling skills are further demonstrated by the different sizes of the pictures, their distribution, and layout—on the whole, they evocatively conjure this hearty tale, and will send readers off to the original. (Picture book. 8-12)"
A more or less self-contained excerpt from the novel, in a creative abridgement done by Dickens for one of his public readings (Anthea Bell's afterword provides notes about these performances and the texts Dickens prepared for them). Read full book review >

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DAVID BOWIE by Dylan Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A dishy but overstuffed and overly praiseful portrait."
A sweeping, gossipy biography of the chameleonic pop star in the form of an oral history, with input from dozens of collaborators, lovers, and admirers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Psyaint David by Wayne  Lanter
Released: May 22, 2016

"An unusual and artistically ambitious—but convoluted—account of a New York City gripped by fear."
A thriller chronicles a metropolis' descent into moral chaos. Read full book review >

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DAVID ROBINSON by Glen Macnow
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"This guy's no sorry role model. (Biography. 9-15)"
A well-paced sport-celebrity profile of David Robinson, superstar center for basketball's San Antonio Spurs. Read full book review >