Search Results: "Todd Dunn"


BOOK REVIEW

WE GO TOGETHER! by Todd Dunn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"While early-literacy folks may appreciate the hokey, constantly patterned format, classic authors like Bill Martin and Mem Fox offer finer selections for young listeners and pre-readers. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Logical pairs express the concept of togetherness in a brightly illustrated series of scenes drawn in colorful mixed-media cartoon-style stock figures. Read full book review >

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AMY DUNN QUITS SCHOOL by Susan Shreve
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 9-12)"
An overscheduled sixth-grader impulsively plays hooky on Halloween and is found out when her hyperconscientious single mother unexpectedly arrives at school for the Halloween parade. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WE GO TOGETHER! by Todd Dunn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"While metaphor and simile are difficult for toddlers to grasp, the text is buoyant enough, and illustrations give youngsters plenty to admire and recognize. (Board book. 2-4)"
In rhyming couplets and jaunty cartoons, this celebration of maternal love depicts images of a variety of matching pairs. Read full book review >

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IN TODD WE TRUST by Louise Galveston
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 17, 2015

"Instead of satire, readers get a zany adventure, which would be perfectly satisfactory—if it were zany enough. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
This sequel to By the Grace of Todd (2014) sees the return of the title character and his acolytes.Read full book review >

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THE ANNUNCIATION OF FRANCESCA DUNN by Janis Hallowell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 2, 2004

"Though her story and characters are both sometimes labored and her writing stilted, there's a lot to admire in the complexity of the issues Hallowell raises—and in her lack of easy answers."
Ambitious first novel examines the power of faith—and its dangers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"A humorous, lively and humane memoir."
A stand-up comedian's upfront account of the personal struggles with homosexuality that underlay his successful career as an entertainer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Dash of Dr. Todd by Howard E. Adkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 26, 2009

"An original, well-researched novel that combines exciting plot twists with thought-provoking themes."
In this novel, Adkins (Hannity's Curse, 2009, etc.), a retired physician, imagines a young doctor's journey to the Western frontier during the Gold Rush. Read full book review >

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BY THE GRACE OF TODD by Louise Galveston
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2014

"The 'to be continued' on the final page reads like a threat. (Fantasy. 8-11)"
Can a kid who killed his hermit crab through neglect save a brand new civilization? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN MEMORY OF TODD WOODS by Tom Taylor
Released: March 8, 2012

"A heartfelt yet unsentimental look at the lives and loves of American adolescents."
Two best friends navigate the emotional surprises and social hazards faced by modern teenagers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AMERICAN WINO by Dan Dunn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 2016

"A book that could have been an eye-opener, but the miles become wearisome. Better off staying home with a nice bottle of wine."
The self-proclaimed booze journalist chronicles his 15,000-mile cross-country journey in search of wine knowledge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAN WHO TOUCHED HIS OWN HEART by Rob Dunn
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"Credit Dunn with a valuable text that offers something for everyone—patients, practitioners, medical students, historians and policymakers."
The heart was a black box up until a century ago, writes Dunn (Ecology and Evolution/North Carolina State Univ.; The Wild Life on Our Bodies, 2011, etc.). His well-researched text chronicles how the box was opened.Read full book review >

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REBELS BY ACCIDENT by Patricia Dunn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"This novel may mean well, but it fails to find a balance between romance and the reality of regime change. (Historical fiction. 12-14)"
An American teen visiting her Egyptian grandmother in Cairo witnesses the beginnings of the Arab Spring movement. Read full book review >