Search Results: "Don O'Melveny"


BOOK REVIEW

DROWNED CITY by Don Brown
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"An excellent chronicle of the tragedy for a broad audience; children, teens, and adults will all be moved. (source notes, bibliography) (Graphic nonfiction. 12 & up)"
Following the stellar The Great American Dust Bowl (2013), Brown tells the story of Hurricane Katrina and its impact on New Orleans, beginning with "a swirl of unremarkable wind" in "early August, 2005" and ending with the observation that "By 2012, only 80 percent of New Orleans's residents had returned."Read full book review >

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AARON AND ALEXANDER by Don Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Handsome, well-executed history for a young audience. (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
The peculiar enmity between founding fathers Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton culminated in an infamous duel. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2002

"Heady, powerful stuff. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Extraordinary women who had incredible adventures often are the subjects for Brown's (Across a Dark and Wild Sea, p. 101, etc.) biographies and he has found another to celebrate. Read full book review >

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BRIGHT PATH by Don Brown
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2006

"As with all of Brown's fine volumes, this will appeal to young readers with a bent toward real-life heroes. (bibliographic note) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
Born Wa-tho-huck, or Bright Path, Jim Thorpe was later known as the World's Greatest Athlete. Read full book review >

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MANUELO THE PLAYING MANTIS by Don Freeman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"Stories about string instruments are hard to find (just like the praying mantis)—and Manuelo deserves a chance to be heard. (Picture book. 3-8)"
This musically themed offering is from the estate of the late Freeman, with a few watercolor illustrations completed by another artist using Freeman's sketches. Read full book review >

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KID BLINK BEATS THE WORLD by Don Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Susan Campbell Bartoletti's Kids On Strike (2003) and The Journal of Finn Reardon: A Newsie (2003) are excellent resources for readers who want to read more about the newsies. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
"It was all for a penny." Read full book review >

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ODD BOY OUT by Don Brown
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 27, 2004

"An author's note and bibliography fill out this terrific package. (Picture book/biography. 6-9)"
From his birth in Ulm—a spread of rooftops with one speech bubble: "Waaaaaa"—to his early adulthood, Einstein's childhood and youth are humanely and humorously depicted. Read full book review >

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WHEELS AT WORK IN THE CITY by Don Kilby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"No frivolities here—this pair will be the ultimate ride for the young expert of all things wheeled. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Two new volumes in the Wheels at Work series are for youngsters ready for the next step in big-vehicle obsession. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Suitable for avid younger historians and older reluctant readers. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Traditional journalistic questions are applied to Abraham Lincoln's assassination and funeral, as well as the roundup and executions of John Wilkes Booth and his associates. Read full book review >

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INTO THE VOLCANO by Don Wood
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Those who do will find a rollicking, fast-paced story that resolves itself nicely—an overall creative yarn of greed, family and survival. (Graphic fiction. 9-12)"
From Caldecott Honoree Wood comes an inventive and imaginative graphic adventure. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN BOY by Don Brown
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 22, 2003

"Includes bibliography and author's note. (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
Brown begins his beautifully constructed picture-book biography with young Sam's dangerous escapade on the frozen Mississippi River. Read full book review >