Search Results: "Dwayne A. Day"


BOOK REVIEW

A GREY MOON OVER CHINA by Thomas A. Day
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 23, 2006

"Inventive, disturbing, intriguingly populated and utterly fascinating: an altogether remarkable debut."
Uncompromising dramatization of the futility of violence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1998

"A story of a little known American achievement that played an essential role in containing hostilities during the Cold War. (63 b&w photos, 13 line illustrations, not seen)"
A history of the top secret CORONA spy satellite missions (not officially revealed until 1992), believed by many experts to be the most important modern development in intelligence gathering. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ON A MEDIEVAL DAY by Rona Arato
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Still, each story is supplemented by a map and a spread of background facts, and overall the collection may pique readers' interest in finding out more about some of these realms and eras. (Informational fiction. 9-11)"
Prefaced by a full-page close-up portrait, each of Arato's nine short tales describes a watershed day in the life of a young person in a different part of the world and a time between the eighth and 14th centuries. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Overall, the stories are engaging and inspiring, from the tribulations that came upon Emancipation to the strange new world opened to Chinese workers recruited for the Transcontinental Railroad to the pure brilliance of a school for the blind. (Historical fiction. 9-13)"
Brief fictional sketches walk readers through 150 years of American history. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DAY, A NIGHT, ANOTHER DAY, SUMMER by Christine Schutt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 2005

"Unparalleled etchings of loss and foreboding."
Eleven new stories from stylist Schutt attain a haunting beauty in elegiac moments. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DAY IN CANADA by Per-Henrik Gürth
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Simple details and animal characters will attract the youngest lapsitters, who may want to try some of the activities depicted, even if they can't do them in the specific Canadian environs described. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Gürth adds to his series of books about Canada with this look at time. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CREATURES OF A DAY by Irvin D. Yalom
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"A humane, highly knowledgeable glimpse of the therapist's couch."
The doctor is in, and he's ready to listen—and allow us the chance to eavesdrop as he does. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DAY WITH MONSTER by Kelli Gleiner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Nothing flashy or overly ambitious, this small board book starring an odd-looking little monster is a quirky way to introduce little ones to the concept of a daily routine and its constituent parts. (Board book. 1-3)"
See what Monster's day is like, from his morning stretch till he returns to his bed at the end of a long day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A DAY I REMEMBER by Prodeepta Das
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Let the festivities begin! (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Resplendent in his turban and embroidered coat, Swayam, a young Indian boy, acts as the markundi (special attendant) for his uncle's wedding.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WILD FATHER’S DAY by Sean Callahan
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"It's undeniably sweet enough (if not a little too), but ultimately provides nothing particularly new. (Picture book. 3-5)"
When the kids give Daddy a card that says, "Have a wild Father's Day," he suggests they "act like animals all day long!" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IMAGINE A DAY by Sarah L. Thomson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Viewers who enjoy poring over such painterly imagination-stretchers as Quint Buchholz's Collector of Moments (1999) or Sarah Perry's If— (1995) will sink into this, too. (Picture book. 7-10)"
"Imagine a day . . . when the edge of the map is only the beginning of what we can explore." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A GLORIOUS DAY by Amy Schwartz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"A sensitive observer in top form, Schwartz has created a treasure of a tale that captures marvels in everyday life. (Picture book. 5-7)"
With perfect pitch and hilariously deadpan delivery, Schwartz follows a two- (or so) year-old through an ordinary, completely wonderful day. Read full book review >