Search Results: "Dirk Wales"


BOOK REVIEW

JACK LONDON’S DOG by Dirk Wales
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Moser's lovely engravings and a generally high production value give this volume visual interest, but that's not enough to rescue the whole. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Based on an episode from writer Jack London's life, this is a tale of a Yukon dog named Jack, which London may have known during his brief participation in the Alaskan gold rush. 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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WALES HALF WELSH by John Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2005

"A mixed bag, worth dipping into—especially for Griffiths."
Down and Out in Cardiff and Abersytwyth, with variations. Read full book review >

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A HISTORY OF WALES by John Davies
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Not for the casual reader—but a must for all who love to trace the story of an ancient people. (Thirty-three maps and diagrams)"
From the Ice Age until 1992: the story of Wales, expertly chronicled by renowned Welsh scholar Davies (Welsh History/University College of Wales). 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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A WRITER’S HOUSE IN WALES by Jan Morris
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Occasionally predictable, often lyrical, always intriguing. (1 map, not seen)"
Novelist, biographer, and travel-writer Morris (Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere, p. 1006, etc.) describes her rustic Welsh home and endeavors to define and celebrate Welsh history, geography, personalities, and Weltanschauung. 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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Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Duncan's latest English cozy continues to flesh out her recurring characters while providing more sound mystery-mongering."
Murder threatens to spoil the Christmas celebrations in a quiet Welsh town. Read full book review >

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A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES by Dylan Thomas
HOLIDAYS & FESTIVALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Gorgeous. (Memoir. 5+)"
Luscious illustrations form a perfect match to the rolling language of the Christmas classic. 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 >