Search Results: "Erin Marie Daly"


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GENERATION RX by Erin Marie Daly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"This gripping memoir, enhanced by statistics and other stories of addiction, reveals the devastating human cost of failure to face the consequences of the epidemic spread of drug abuse."
After her 20-year-old brother, Pat, died from a heroin overdose, Daly gave up her prestigious job as a legal reporter to spend five years looking for an answer to the epidemic spread of addiction among children and young adults. Read full book review >

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BRAVO, ZAN ANGELO! by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"From the reflective pastel light of Venice, to the expressive gestures of the performers, his talented brushwork will make readers appreciate not only the troupe, but also their creator. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Young Angelo's attempts to join his grandfather's commedia dell'arte troupe serve as a delightful introduction to this Italian Renaissance form of clowning. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JAMELA! by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2006

"Daly's warm illustrations support his persuasive premise that it takes a village to raise a child. (glossary) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Creative Jamela's desire for a pair of fancy shoes leads to complications. Read full book review >

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OLD BOB’S BROWN BEAR by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2002

"Young readers will want to bring a stuffed friend along when reading this one. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Proclaiming that as a child he's never had a teddy bear to love, Old Bob is surprised with the gift of a brand-new bear on his birthday. Read full book review >

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WELCOME TO ZANZIBAR ROAD by Niki Daly
ANIMALS
Released: May 15, 2006

"Wonderful endpapers introduce each of the story's characters and bring the warmth and exuberance of the interior illustrations to the reader from start to finish. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Five short picture-book chapters celebrate life in a cozy neighborhood in Africa—presumably South Africa, where the author/illustrator draws his inspiration. Read full book review >

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SURPRISE! SURPRISE! by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 14, 2017

"While repeated readings won't offer surprise, squeals of laughter are assured. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The story opens with the trope of a longed-for child and has as many twists as a pig's tail. Read full book review >

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THE HERD BOY by Niki Daly
by Niki Daly, illustrated by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2012

"Affectionate and existential, Daly has well and fully caught Malusi's immediate circumstance and his horizons. (Picture book. 6-10)"
A day in the life and dreams of a young South African herding boy. Read full book review >

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WHAT’S COOKING, JAMELA? by Niki Daly
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 8, 2001

"This little girl is a charmer and so is her story. (Picture book. 3-8)"
When her family purchases a young chicken, Jamela names her Christmas and enthusiastically helps to fatten her up for her namesake holiday. Read full book review >

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SIX BLIND MICE AND AN ELEPHANT by Jude Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2017

"Sweet illustrations and an updated ending to an old fable allow the moral to come through without the conflicts of earlier versions. Lovely. (Picture book. 4-7)"
On a very hot day, an elephant wanders into a barn and has a nap. Excited to finally see an elephant up close, the farmer calls in his family, who call in neighbors to see the magnificent animal. Read full book review >

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SEB AND HAMISH by Jude Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A fresh take on dog books. (Picture book. 2-5)"
When Seb and his mother visit their new neighbor in this British import, he isn't sure he wants to get to know her boisterous dog, Hamish. Read full book review >

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NEXT STOP—ZANZIBAR ROAD! by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Comfortingly familiar and intriguingly different at the same time, this trip to the market and back again will carry readers to a place filled with joie de vivre. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Mama Jumbo is a pachyderm inhabitant of Zanzibar Road, in an imaginary country that may or may not be South Africa. Read full book review >

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PRETTY SALMA by Niki Daly
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 16, 2007

"The watercolor and computer-generated illustrations abound in funny details, but some may find the large, white eyeballs shared by Granny and Mr. Dog to be somewhat stereotypical. (Picture book/folklore. 5-8)"
The South African writer/illustrator branches out to create an unusual version of the popular rural European cautionary tale set in contemporary urban Ghana. Read full book review >