Search Results: "Dirk McLean"


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PLAY MAS'! by Dirk McLean
ABC BOOKS
Released: March 1, 2000

McLean and Stone, Trinidad-born residents of Toronto, introduce Carnival in an artistically attractive picture book. Read full book review >

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CURTAIN UP! by Dirk McLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"The Kids' Book of Acting and Stagecraft (2002) or Thomas Schumacher and Jeff Kurtti's How Does the Show Go On (2007). (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a generic but encouraging way, McLean and Brassard take an aspiring (fictional) child actor named Amaya through typical stages from early auditions and rehearsals for a plainly low-budget professional stage production to Opening Night and subsequent rave reviews. Read full book review >

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The Consummation of Dirk by Jonathan Callahan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2013

"An obtuse collection with flashes of genuine fun and humanity."
Callahan offers a debut book of brief works that's strange but undeniably unique. Read full book review >

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DIRK DARING, SECRET AGENT by Helaine Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A clever romp that's enhanced, not lessened, by its message. (Fiction. 8-12)"
With his double life in danger of exposure, Darren Dirkowitz, aka Dirk Daring, Secret Agent, must complicate his personal life in order to keep his secrets. Read full book review >

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THE DAY DIRK YELLER CAME TO TOWN by Mary Casanova
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2011

"Hoyt's marvelous caricatures are worth thousands of words, making this hilarious tall tale not only a plug for books and reading but an outsized winner. (Picture book. 4-8)"
It takes one ingenious little boy to defuse a threat that has a whole town quaking in its boots. Read full book review >

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FUN WITH DIRK AND BREE by Alice Kahn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"A knowing, often funny romp among northern California navel- gazers."
California narcissism—San Francisco Bay area division—is cheerfully satirized by Kahn (Luncheon at the Cafe Ridiculous, 1990), who also uses her echt yuppie title characters, Dirk and Bree, in a real-life syndicated newspaper column. Read full book review >

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DELILAH DIRK AND THE KING'S SHILLING by Tony Cliff
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: March 8, 2016

"Irresistible and exhilarating. (Graphic adventure. 14 & up)"
Delilah and Selim head to England in this sequel to Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant (2013). Read full book review >

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DELILAH DIRK AND THE TURKISH LIEUTENANT by Tony Cliff
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Fast-paced and unabashed fun, this romp will leave readers longing for additional installments. (Graphic adventure. 14 & up)"
In Cliff's swashbuckling print debut, a tea-loving Turkish janissary must choose his future path after his quiet life is turned upside down by an encounter with a brash adventuress. Read full book review >

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WHEN I GROW UP...  by Gill McLean
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 10, 2015

"Warm and affecting. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A yellow Labrador puppy ponders life as an adult dog. Read full book review >

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DIRK BONES AND THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING BONES by Doug Cushman
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2009

"Although informed by horror movies, the illustrations play down potential scariness in favor of humor, making this monster mystery a satisfying, accessible title for new readers. (Early reader. 5-7)"
In this follow-up to Dirk Bones and the Mystery of the Haunted House (2006), the skeleton reporter/detective is on the trail of a missing book by Frankenstein monster-esque writer Edgar Bleek. Read full book review >

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DIRK BONES AND THE MYSTERY OF THE HAUNTED HOUSE by Doug Cushman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2006

"Stay tuned for sequels. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
The creator of Aunt Eater and Inspector Hopper opens a new easy-reader series featuring an even less conventional sleuth. Read full book review >