Search Results: "David Small"


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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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SMALL by Clara Vulliamy
ANIMALS
Released: March 18, 2002

"While not especially inspired, this is a warm tribute to the relationship of children with their toys. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A lot of things are needed for his first sleepover, and Tom packs and repacks his little suitcase trying to find room for it all; but has he forgotten an important item? Read full book review >

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GEORGE WASHINGTON'S COWS by David Small
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Small (Ruby Mae Has Something to Say, 1992, etc.) may be on to a brand of you-were-there history that could yield some important understandings. (Fiction/Picture book. All ages)"
The night they drove poor George Washington into politics. Read full book review >

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RUBY MAE HAS SOMETHING TO SAY by David Small
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Sensible message; good fun. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A satirical parable, buoyed up by delicious visual whimsy. Read full book review >

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STITCHES by David Small
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

"Graphic narrative at its most cathartic."
Emotionally raw, artistically compelling and psychologically devastating graphic memoir of childhood trauma. Read full book review >

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HOOVER'S BRIDE by David Small
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"As usual, Small displays both sharp wit and a lively imagination, but this is flat next to his other books, which are mostly about the value of being different rather than its perils. (Picture book. 6-8)"
More rhymed foolery from Small (George Washington's Cows, 1994, etc.), with an ending that may seem cold-hearted to some, and subtexts that don't bear too much scrutiny. Read full book review >

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ALONE by David Small
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1991

"Long-winded but affecting."
An earnest and occasionally hair-raising record of emotional hopes and defeats in the life of an American middle-class male, from cradle to, maybe, his final reward in a happy marriage. Read full book review >

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FENWICK'S SUIT by David Small
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 1996

"Actually, it looks like fun. (Picture book. 4-10)"
A punny cautionary tale about a nondescript office drone who mistakenly believes that the clothes make the man. 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 >

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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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THE UNDERNEATH by Kathi Appelt
ADVENTURE
Released: May 6, 2008

"Aided by Small's lively illustrations, Appelt intricately weaves these animals' ancient stories into Puck's survival saga to produce a magical tale of betrayal, revenge, love and the importance of keeping promises. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When fate separates them, an old hound dog and two foster kittens survive the dangers of the bayou to find one another. Read full book review >

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THE ESSENTIAL WORLDWIDE MONSTER GUIDE by Linda Ashman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"As both a surefire read-aloud and a heads-up for prospective young travelers, this can't be beat. (Poetry. 7-10)"
As pithy and clever as Ogden Nash at his best, Ashman profiles 13 magical creatures from as many parts of the world. Read full book review >