Search Results: "Duncan Wall"


BOOK REVIEW

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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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 26, 2013

"Blending cultural history with biography, memoir and travelogue, Wall's carefully balanced book is, in itself, a successful tightrope traverse."
A Fulbright fellow immerses himself in the remarkable history of circuses. 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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WALL by Tom Clohosy Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Striking, expressionist graphics and a plainspoken, minimalist text distinguish this standout. (Picture book. 5-9)"
British illustrator Cole's life-affirming debut for children marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

FROM WALL TO WALL by Susan Kuklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"Kuklin's thoughtful exploration of these human-made creations is sure to inspire discussion. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Inspired by the emotional barriers of humans, Kuklin's (Harlem Nutcracker, 2001, etc.) latest photo essay focuses on the form and function of walls. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WALL by Peter Sís
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"A masterpiece for readers young and old. (afterword) (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Sís has loved to draw for as long as he can remember, and this work tells the parallel stories of his early years drawing and the rise and fall of communism in Czechoslovakia. Read full book review >