Search Results: "Mark Duncan"


BOOK REVIEW

BRINGING UP MIKE by Mark Duncan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"Warmly human sci-fi for the YA set."
A boy and his AI friend find adventure in Duncan's sci-fi debut. Read full book review >

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SOUTH by Daniel Duncan
by Daniel Duncan, illustrated by Daniel Duncan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"Sweet and affecting. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A lonely fisherman finds an unexpected seagoing friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANZA! by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"Play music from Mexico and dance to the beat. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
An ode to Mexico's rich heritage of indigenous dance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 7, 2013

"An incandescent, humane and terribly necessary addition to the immigrant-story shelf. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A brilliant modern fable—eloquent, hopeful and heart-rending—about a rabbit family whose members cross the border in search of a better life, and each other. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIEGO RIVERA by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Both solid introduction and exhortation, this book will thrill budding artists. (glossary, author's note, bibliography, lists of museums and paintings) (Picture book/biography. 5-9)"
A simple picture-book biography of Diego Rivera concentrates on his artistic career and encourages children to imagine themselves painting their own world. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCESS AND THE WARRIOR by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Equal parts melancholic and transcendent—a genuine triumph. (author's note, glossary, bibliography) (Picture book/folklore. 6-9)"
A Mexican legend explains the origins of two volcanoes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 6, 2014

"A compelling story told with impeccable care. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
A little-known yet important story of the fight to end school discrimination against Mexican-American children is told with lively text and expressive art. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FUNNY BONES by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Following on his Sibert Honor-winning Separate Is Never Equal (2014), Tonatiuh further marks himself as a major nonfiction talent with this artistically beautiful and factually accessible offering that effectively blends artistic and political content for young readers. (Picture book/biography. 7-13)"
Tonatiuh's Mixtec-influenced illustrations make an apt complement to this picture-book biography of one of Mexico's most beloved artists, José Guadalupe Posada. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAR PRIMO by Duncan Tonatiuh
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

In a story based on the author's childhood experiences, two cousins, Charlie and Carlitos, exchange letters. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

MARK SUNDEEN
by Megan Labrise

Writing about the simple life proved anything but for immersive journalist Mark Sundeen.

His original manuscript—an unadorned account of three couples who, in varying ways, have opted out of everyday American consumerism—was accepted and revised when he withdrew it from publisher Riverhead Books.

“I had a close friend read it, call me, and say, I stopped reading at page 175 ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE BEAR WHO STARED by Duncan Beedie
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 5, 2016

"A nicely understated lesson in politeness for the very young. (Picture book. 3-5)"
He didn't mean to annoy all the other animals. He was just naturally curious. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LUMBERJACK'S BEARD by Duncan Beedie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"A good addition to the growing shelf of facial-hair fables; themes of conservation and friendship are a plus. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Jim Hickory, a lumberjack with a guilty conscience, opens his beard to a trio of forest refugees. Read full book review >