Search Results: "Duncan Fallowell"


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HOW TO DISAPPEAR by Duncan Fallowell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 21, 2013

"A delicious throwback memoir, writerly and rich."
In five dated yet beautifully crafted essays, Fallowell (Going as Far as I Can: The Ultimate Travel Book, 2008, etc.) mines some early trips he took for literary inspiration. Read full book review >

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FUNNY BONES by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Following on his Sibert Honor-winning Separate Is Never Equal (2014), Tonatiuh further marks himself as a major nonfiction talent with this artistically beautiful and factually accessible offering that effectively blends artistic and political content for young readers. (Picture book/biography. 7-13)"
Tonatiuh's Mixtec-influenced illustrations make an apt complement to this picture-book biography of one of Mexico's most beloved artists, José Guadalupe Posada. Read full book review >

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DEAR PRIMO by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

In a story based on the author's childhood experiences, two cousins, Charlie and Carlitos, exchange letters. Read full book review >

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SOUTH by Daniel Duncan
by Daniel Duncan, illustrated by Daniel Duncan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Sweet and affecting. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A lonely fisherman finds an unexpected seagoing friend. Read full book review >

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DANZA! by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Play music from Mexico and dance to the beat. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
An ode to Mexico's rich heritage of indigenous dance. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"An incandescent, humane and terribly necessary addition to the immigrant-story shelf. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A brilliant modern fable—eloquent, hopeful and heart-rending—about a rabbit family whose members cross the border in search of a better life, and each other. Read full book review >

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DIEGO RIVERA by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Both solid introduction and exhortation, this book will thrill budding artists. (glossary, author's note, bibliography, lists of museums and paintings) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
A simple picture-book biography of Diego Rivera concentrates on his artistic career and encourages children to imagine themselves painting their own world. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE WARRIOR by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Equal parts melancholic and transcendent—a genuine triumph. (author's note, glossary, bibliography) (Picture book/folklore. 6-9)"
A Mexican legend explains the origins of two volcanoes. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"A compelling story told with impeccable care. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
A little-known yet important story of the fight to end school discrimination against Mexican-American children is told with lively text and expressive art. Read full book review >

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ON THE EDGE by Lois Duncan
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2000

"This collection provides a bite of yummy suspense to suit nearly everyone's taste. (Fiction. 12+)"
Duncan's (Trapped!, 1998; Night Terrors, 1996; etc.) third collection of sizzling suspense tales from YA authors. Read full book review >

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NIGHT TERRORS by Lois Duncan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1996

"A sturdy collection, short on gore and explicit violence, long on suspense and imagination. (Short stories. 9-14)"
These 11 new stories from award-winning authors of YA mysteries may be set at night but are hardly bedtime reading: Patricia Windsor (``Moon Kill') and Theodore Taylor (``Grind of an Ax'') offer some traditional homicidal maniacs; ghosts in Chris Lynch's ``Bearing Paul'' and Richard Peck's ``Girl at the Window'' lure young people into deadly danger; and Annette Curtis Klause puts a real ``Bogey Man'' in the basement for her unfortunate eight-year-old character to find. Read full book review >