Search Results: "Dennis Kafalas"


BOOK REVIEW

AN OBVIOUS LIFE by Dennis Kafalas
Released: April 14, 2012

"A dark, sometimes harrowing novel that will surprise readers looking for easy answers and conventional endings."
In Kafalas' (Whale Pirates, 2003) second novel, a college kid matures in Rhode Island's gritty projects and working-class homes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SKY WRITER by Dennis Haseley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Both combine in an understatement that defies the saccharine but instead honors childish imaginations. (Picture book. 3-8)"
There is something that tugs at the heart in this softly illustrated, quietly told story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HUNTERS OF THE GREAT FOREST by Dennis Nolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Quite a treat! (Picture book. 3-7)"
An intrepid band conquers a rugged landscape to capture an unusually tasty conquest in this funny, wordless story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BUTTERFINGERS by Dennis Reader
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Still, kids may enjoy Benjamin's many comic mishaps, rather mercilessly caricatured in the lively illustrations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Benjamin Butters drops everything—balls, his toast, his goldfish, the eggs he's collecting, etc. But when (to everyone's consternation) ``Mom'' lets him hold his new baby sister, she's perfectly safe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEA OF DREAMS by Dennis Nolan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"One thing's certain: It's magic. (Picture book. 4-10)
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A girl leaves her sandcastle at dusk, just as the inevitable tide rushes in, and misses a small, plaintive light that appears in its window. Rushes of tingly surrealism continue throughout this wordless adventure story about the tiny inhabitants of the sandcastle, who escape by boat. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE YOUNG OXFORD BOOK OF NASTY ENDINGS by Dennis Pepper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 1998

"Most of the stories feature children or young adults; while many of the stories are brief in length, they are all of high quality in this collection that will find an audience at Halloween and during the rest of the school year. (b&w illustrations) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Pepper (The Oxford Book of Scary Tales, 1992, etc.) has gathered 34 short stories into this collection that will certainly offer readers the occasional frisson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON by Dennis Eskow
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1993

"Small section of b&w photos; index. (Biography. 12+)"
A distinctly critical depiction of Lyndon Johnson as a man who reached the top through circumstance and consummate skill at deal- making but who, according to Eskow, was unsuited to the office. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Though tedious—and aptly so—Ross's study does much to explain why the Oslo Accords have never taken. In this respect alone, it's an important addition to the literature of the Middle East conflict."
Why can't Palestinians and Israelis just get along? Read full book review >