Search Results: "Duncan Jepson"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"An unremittingly bleak story, delivered with some passion."
For the second daughter of an ambitious Chinese mother, it's suffering and regret all the way, from the class-divided 1930s to the miseries of the Cultural Revolution. Read full book review >

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ISADORA DUNCAN by Sabrina Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 2008

"A somewhat sanitized portrait; Duncan might have preferred something bolder."
Cartoonist Jones takes an admiring glance at the truncated life and roller-coaster times of the woman who traversed three continents to revolutionize dance. Read full book review >

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DUNCAN GRANT by Frances Spalding
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"The only thing missing from these hundreds of exhaustively researched pages is Duncan Grant. (8 pages color, 16 pages b&w illustrations)"
A full-bodied but strangely affectless biography of the minor English painter and decorative artist. Read full book review >

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DUNCAN THE STORY DRAGON by Amanda Driscoll
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2015

"Like the last sip of a chocolate milkshake, it's very satisfying. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A story-reading dragon—what's not to like? Read full book review >

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DUNCAN RUMPLEMEYER’S BAD BIRTHDAY by Alexander Stadler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"The Message hangs heavy over this, but Duncan's distinctive voice, plus a light touch with the moral, makes it a persuasive exercise in the benefits of socialization. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Stadler's jagged, thick-lined art may resemble William Steig's, but his young narrator is pure Jules Feiffer: "Why share? Read full book review >

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DUNCAN, SON OF SAGIRA by E.C. Holley
Released: May 28, 2012

"Cat and magic fans, unite!"
The cats are not what they seem. Read full book review >

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TARA DUNCAN AND THE SPELLBINDERS by Sophie Audouin-Mamikonian
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2012

"High fantasy for middle-schoolers who just can't get enough of it. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
An adventurous preteen encounters inter-dimensional portals, magical powers and mysterious parentage in this overstuffed first book of a bestselling European fantasy series. Read full book review >

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ARE YOU FLYING, CHARLIE DUNCAN? by Elizabeth Lee O'Donnell
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1993

"Entertaining and light. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Tongue-tied Charlie's a loner who doesn't realize that most of the guys on his soccer team like him—it's only bullying team captain Sam who tells lies to get him out of the way. Read full book review >

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THE UNMAKING OF DUNCAN VEERICK by Betty Levin
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Dull and ultimately unsatisfying. (Fiction. 10-14)"
There is a mystery to be found in this, but it takes an inordinate time to get to it and then the whole thing fizzles. Read full book review >

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THE FINGERTIPS OF DUNCAN DORFMAN by Meg Wolitzer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Word wizards aren't the only ones who will enjoy this readable rumination on ethics, competition and identity. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Wolitzer turns to writing for young readers with an ever-so-slightly magical tale of friendship and what it takes to be a winner. Read full book review >

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The Record Player by Bryan Jepson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 20, 2016

"A heartwarming, hopeful tale about coping with autism."
A loving married couple must navigate the stresses and difficulties of raising an autistic child. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARE TO DREAM...CHANGE THE WORLD by Jill Corcoran
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Potentially useful in classrooms that include character education in the curriculum, this purposive anthology will likely find it hard to find an appreciative audience in less-structured settings. (Picture book/poetry. 8 and up)"
An illustrated collection of poems celebrating those who have, as the title indicates, "changed the world." Read full book review >