Search Results: "Joanne Dugan"


BOOK REVIEW

123 NYC by Joanne Dugan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Locations for each picture are specified in the endnotes. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Dugan revisits the streets and skyscrapers of New York City for this follow-up photo essay to ABC/NYC (2005), pairing color shots of painted or sculpted numbers from one to 20, with black-and-white views of clocks, children, wheels, architectural details, bagels, bridges and more. Read full book review >

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ABC NYC by Joanne Dugan
ABC BOOKS
Released: May 1, 2005

"Endnotes identify locales and people. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Photographer Dugan offers an urban alphabet, with color close-ups of letters on signs, billboards and the like (plus a line of identifying commentary) facing black-and-white shots of New York children, landmarks and street scenes seen mostly from low angles. Read full book review >

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DUGAN UNDER GROUND by Tom De Haven
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2001

"A shame, too, since Dugan Under Ground positively rattles with energy, invention, and roughhouse wit. It's chaotic—and quite wonderful."
The enigmatic life of a renegade cartoonist is and isn't revealed by the testimony of those who knew, loved, and hated him: a fascinating, frustrating partial sequel to De Haven's Funny Papers (1985) and Derby Dugan's Depression Funnies (1996). Read full book review >

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THE SWEETHEART DEAL by Polly Dugan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 2015

"There is tender romance here, but it's more richly a story of an old family falling away and a new one beginning."
In Dugan's second book (So Much a Part of You, 2014), a deal made by two drunk friends leads unexpectedly to true romance.Read full book review >

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SO MUCH A PART OF YOU by Polly Dugan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 2014

"Not surprisingly, Dugan is at work on a novel, which readers will eagerly anticipate after reading this promising collection."
A debut collection that could practically pass for a novel; almost all the stories feature members of a single family through three generations, focusing on Anna Riley as she grows from childhood equestrienne to wife and mother. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD-BYE, HELLO by Barbara Dugan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1994

"Still, the impending loss of a cherished grandmother provides for a tenderly satisfying conclusion when Bobbie finds that the passion and verve she has always brought to life also serve her well in the face of death. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Sixth-grader Roberta Callahan, narrator of Dugan's first novel, runs on inexhaustible energy and imagination even though she's having a bad year. ``Bobbie'' must face the daunting Sister Alice without the support of her best friend, who has moved away; and her unconventional grandmother, who has been her soulmate and partner-in-crime, is in failing health. Read full book review >

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BIRTHDAYS AROUND THE WORLD by Mary D. Lankford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A description of a birthday book club, a boon to school libraries, rounds out this useful, if limited, compendium of birthday traditions. (bibliography, index) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
Lankford and Dugan (Dominoes Around the World, 1998, etc.) continue their partnership as they present birthday customs, foods, and games from seven different countries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAMPING WITH THE PRESIDENT by Ginger Wadsworth
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Roosevelt'—an unfortunate license. (author's, biographical notes) (Picture book. 7-10)"
In the spring of 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt took a long trip to the far American West and capped his visit with a four-day camping trip through Yosemite with famed naturalist John Muir. Read full book review >

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MR. TUGGLE’S TROUBLES by LeeAnn Blankenship
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"MPSLUGMISTER Tuggle has an odd sort of quirky charm: He solves his problems in his own way and doesn't even notice all the disapproving looks from other less inventive folk. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Mr. Tuggle has his struggles: He can't find his clothes in his messy apartment. Read full book review >

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LOOP THE LOOP by Barbara Dugan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 1992

"A frequent theme, treated with unusual insight and imagination. (Young reader. 5-10)"
Illustrator Stevenson takes to wheels twice this month: in his own book about babies (below) and, here, in Dugan's fine debut—the story of a friendship between a little girl and a feisty but increasingly forgetful neighbor in a wheelchair. Mrs. Simpson invites Anne to tea and shows her some terrific yo-yo tricks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

French Betrayal by Vincent Dugan
FICTION & LITERATURE

"This gripping, character-driven novel subtly tweaks the story of World War II's European theater."
In this alternative history debut, France's refusal to enter World War II leaves Russia ever more vulnerable to German attacks. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN THE SPIN OF THINGS by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"A different way of viewing the world around us. (Poetry. 6-10)"
In this collection, a wide variety of mostly everyday items are described in terms of their motion. Read full book review >