Search Results: "Doug Hansen"


BOOK REVIEW

AESOP IN CALIFORNIA by Doug Hansen
adapted by Doug Hansen, illustrated by Doug Hansen
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2013

"This affectionate, glowing collection will be hard to resist. (Fables. 4-8)"
North to south, east to west, across mountain, valley, ocean and desert, California's flora and fauna illustrate adapted Aesopian fables. Read full book review >

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CALIFORNIA, THE MAGIC ISLAND by Doug Hansen
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"A must in the Golden State; teachers in other states could use it as inspiration for their own mythic histories. (Nonfiction. 6-12)"
In the early 16th century, a Spanish romantic adventure book told of Queen Calafia and her magical land, California, where she led black-skinned Amazon women of great courage and wisdom; Hansen plays on this trope in this illustrated tribute that combines history and myth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUG & DOUG by Steve Breen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2013

"Readers will relate to the bruised feelings, mistaken mix-ups, challenges and ultimate joys of best friendship. Let's just hope Pug and Doug return for more adventures. (Picture book. 4-6)"
How can two best friends that have a lot in common come to terms with their differences and resolve a huge misunderstanding? Leave it to these canine buddies to show how it is done. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOUG UNPLUGGED by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A lively, colorful celebration of unmediated living. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little robot boy goes on an urban adventure. Read full book review >

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RHYMES WITH DOUG by Chad J. Thompson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A cache of better rhyming pattern books is available. (Picture book. 4-6)"
An anonymous gift of a rhyming parrot sets off a precarious adventure for a young boy. Read full book review >

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DOUG UNPLUGS ON THE FARM by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 22, 2014

"A fine farm story that doubles nicely as a lesson about experiential learning. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Doug is back, and he's ready for hands-on fun and learning down on the farm. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAMANTHA HANSEN HAS ROCKS IN HER HEAD by Nancy Viau
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"But for those young readers who are not quite ready for Ramona and long for more Junie B., this might be the prescription for transition. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Girl readers who are regretfully leaving the Amber Brown series or are about to graduate from the school of Junie B. Jones might be happy to meet Sam Hansen, fourth grader and rock enthusiast. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DOUG-DENNIS AND THE FLYAWAY FIB by Darren Farrell
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

"A promising first book; here's hoping his second is just as funny. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Sheep Doug-Dennis and elephant Ben-Bobby are great friends, the type of buddies who go to the circus when bored. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WILL YOU HELP DOUG FIND HIS DOG? by Jane Caston
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Lively interactive fun. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A small boy loses his dog—and readers help him find it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PUG, SLUG, AND DOUG THE THUG by Carol Saller
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 4, 1994

"Still, a satisfying tall tale, and great fun to read aloud. (Picture book. 4-10)"
The eponymous characters here are villains; the heroes are ``A lone boy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NEOGENESIS by Gerard Hansen
Released: April 18, 2013

"Beyond the arcane terminology and abundant dialogue, modest characters inhabit a rock-solid medical mystery."
Scientists and federal agencies desperately try to pinpoint the source of an unknown neurological disease in Hansen's debut medical thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN THE BAPTIZER by Brooks Hansen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2009

"A curious mélange of the sacred and profane, but always captivating when the sinners are onstage."
John the Baptist is an inspiring spiritual leader but a less-than-riveting protagonist in this fictional treatment from Hansen (The Monsters of St. Helena, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >