Search Results: "Karen Dugan"


BOOK REVIEW

KAREN MEMORY by Elizabeth Bear
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Supplies all the Bear necessities: strong female characters, existential threats, intriguing developments and a touch of the light fantastic."
Steampunk: Something of a new venture for Bear, whose previous output (Steles of the Sky, 2014, etc.) has ranged from heroic fantasy to science fiction, often with an embedded murder mystery.Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"In the interim, however, this serves as a fine introduction to a stimulating thinker whose influence continues to rise as therapy becomes more pragmatic and less dogmatic."
Eminently useful, although somewhat contradictory, this admiring intellectual biography of an iconoclastic psychoanalyst recapitulates the strengths and weaknesses of its subject's thought. 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 >

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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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Karen Lost and Found by Karen Wilson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 16, 2015

"An unforgettable memoir about a lesser-known legacy of domestic violence."
Wilson's first-person account of living with a traumatic brain injury. Read full book review >

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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 >

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BICYCLE RIDING by Sandra Olson Liatsos
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"In her warmly colored watercolors, Dugan cleverly fleshes out the images in the poetry; the only misstep is an anachronistic conceit in which winged maple seeds are shown spinning through the air along with orange autumn leaves. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)"
Twenty-two poems (about half previously published) mostly describing activities and observations of children out-of-doors, from playing baseball in a city street to wondering at fragile butterflies fluttering above crashing ocean waves. 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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LEAVING HOME WITH A PICKLE JAR by Barbara Dugan
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Still, unusually perceptive, well-told, and likable. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The author of Loop the Loop (1992, ALA Notable) tells another story remarkable for its sensitivity and deft interweaving of themes. Read full book review >

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MAZES AROUND THE WORLD by Mary D. Lankford
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Includes an author's note, mazes to unravel (with a finger rather than a pencil) and additional maze-related information. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
The tradition of mazes and labyrinths hearkens back to ancient times, and a multitude of examples can be found throughout the world, made from a range of materials and serving a variety of purposes. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS USA by Mary D. Lankford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Dugan's illustrations are bright and cheerful, with the cover showing smiling children waving American flags around a Christmas tree decorated in red, white and blue. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 6-9)"
Lankford and Dugan have collaborated on previous volumes about Christmas and birthday traditions around the world. Read full book review >