Search Results: "Todd Dunn"


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 >

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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SARAH DUNN
by Megan Labrise

Somewhere along the line in Lucy and Owen’s marriage, the sex tapered off. The makeup, high heels, and date nights went out the window. The poop wound up on the wall. Again.

“Why is there poop on the wall again?” Sarah Dunn writes in The Arrangement, a big, bawdy comic novel (starred review) set in the fictional Hudson Valley ...


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MODERN MYTHOLOGY WITH JOE TODD-STANTON
by Julie Danielson

Debut author-illustrator Joe Todd-Stanton, who lives in the UK, brings readers the first in a new series called Brownstone’s Mythical Collection. Arthur and the Golden Rope—complete with a daring young protagonist; a monstrous, hand-chomping wolf; and “artefacts of great power and rarity”—is based on Norse mythology. This first volume of the series opens with a Professor Brownstone, welcoming readers ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GIRL ON THE VERGE by Pintip Dunn
Released: June 27, 2017

"A thrilling tale with a lot of heart. (Suspense. 14-18)"
How far would you go to fit in? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAYBACK by Alan Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Until the overextended epilogue, however, Dunn manages the suspense for his attractively down-to-earth hero so expertly that you may think you're reading Dick Francis without the horses."
British author Dunn's first US publication packs private investigator Billy Oliphant and his budding daughter Kirsty off on what looks like a pleasant February weekend at Forestcrag Village in the north of England as the guests of electrician Sly Rogers, Billy's old friend and sometime employee. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALL OF A PHILANDERER by Carola Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2005

"Lacks the complexity of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and the depth of Unnatural Death, to take only two examples of genre classics actually produced during Daisy's mid-1920's idyll."
Pregnant Daisy Fletcher is on holiday with her stepdaughter and her pal near the seaside community of Westcombe, Devonshire, when their idyll is disrupted by yet another violent death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAD IN THE WATER by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 14, 1998

Daisy Dalrymple, energetic young heroine of this series set in the early '20s (Damsel in Distress, 1997, etc.), is visiting the Henley-on-Thames country house of her aunt Lady Cheringham, and writing a story for an American magazine about the intercollegiate rowing events of the Thames Regatta. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REQUIEM FOR A MEZZO by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 13, 1996

"The plotting is fussy—at times absurd—but the author handles with finesse the taken-for-granted anti-Semitism of the English upper class of the era: an unexpected plus in an otherwise easy-to- take but fluffy confection."
Another adventure for the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple, struggling in the years after WW I to build a writing career and to nourish a budding romance with Scotland Yard's Detective Inspector Alec Fletcher (The Winter Garden Mystery, p. 426)—both in conflict with the aristocratic strictures of the day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VALLEY OF THE SHADOW by Carola Dunn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"Dunn's third Cornish adventure (Manna From Hades, 2009, etc.) offers strong female characters, a double helping of tension and the revival of some largely forgotten history."
A Cornish cliff walk involves some impromptu investigators in a life-and-death situation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"A thoughtful reconsideration of the never-ending, grave challenges of governance and power vouchsafed to the modern world by revolutions two centuries ago. (20 b&w illustrations, not seen.)"
Dunn (Williams Coll.; The Deaths of Louis XVI: Regicide and the French Political Imagination, not reviewed) compares the American and French revolutionary traditions and, not surprisingly in this presentist extended essay, finds the latter deficient. Read full book review >