Daniel (Daniel Deronda) Daniel Deronda is the title character of George Eliot’s 1876 novel, Daniel Deronda. Daniel seems to be the incarnation of the biblical Good Samaritan – he just can’t help helping people, often to his own detriment. Daniel has been raised by a wealthy mentor, and he has some justifiable questions about his true origins. The unraveling of the mystery of his birth and his involvement with the beautiful Gwendolen and the lovely Mirah provide lively (if unlikely) plot twists that lead to a satisfying denouement. Daniel’s character, sterling to begin with, only improves with the stresses placed upon it by outrageous fortune.
Daniel Molloy (Interview with the Vampire) Daniel Molloy is the reporter who interviews Louis in Anne Rice's "Interview with the Vampire". He becomes obsessed with finding Lestat after Louis refuses to turn him into a Vampire. Daniel's romantic idea of the vampires eventually takes a darker turn.
Daniel - a song by Elton John.
Daniel and the Sacred Harp - a song by The Band
Daniel in the Lion's Den - a song by Rob Laurens
Daniel Prayed - a song by Patty Loveless
Crab Moon (Ruth Horowitz) - Daniel and his family arrive at their beach cottage in time to witness the magic of the spawning of horseshoe crabs in the full moon. Recommended for ages 3-7.
Daniel in the Lion’s Den (My Bible Stories) (Ticktock) - One of a new series of popular stories from the Bible presented with beautiful, traditional illustrations. The perfect introduction for young children, these books will be a treasured keepsake. Follow the story of Daniel, the boy who was thrown into the lion’s den! Will he survive? Recommended for ages 5-8.
Daniel O'Rourke: An Irish Tale (Gerald McDermott) - Perfect for St. Patrick's Day or any other day, this Irish tale will take youngsters off on a free-wheeling flight of fancy as Daniel O'Rourke is whisked from a small brook to the moon and then to the sea. Full-color illustrations. Recommended reading for ages 4-8.
Daniel's Duck (Clyde Bulla) - Daniel is hurt when others laugh at his wood carving, until he learns that giving people pleasure takes a very special gift. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Daniel's Story (Carol Matas) - This is a story of a Jewish boy in Hitler's Germany in the late 1930s. No longer able to practice their religion, vote, own property, or even work, Daniel's family is forced from their home. Though many around him lose hope in the face of such terror, Daniel, supported by his courageous family, struggles for survival. He finds hope, life, and even love in the midst of despair. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Moon of Two Dark Horses (Sally Keehn) - This is a tale of the plight of Native Americans during the American Revolutionary War. It tells the story of a 12-year-old Native American boy, Coshmoo, and his friendship with Daniel, a young white settler. Recommended ages 10-14.
Welcome to the Neighborhood! (Becky Friedman) - Get to know Daniel Tiger and everyone else in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe as they prepare to welcome a special guest…YOU! There is a lot of excitement in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe—a special visitor is arriving! You’ll get to meet everyone in the Neighborhood while Daniel Tiger arranges a “Welcome Party.” Daniel and Prince Wednesday go to the music shop and the bakery and ride the trolley all over town to announce the special visitor. There is a welcome sign, balloons, music, and a big cake! Who is the special visitor? Why it’s YOU, of course! Welcome to the Neighborhood! Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Daniel - Daniel “Dan” Akroyd (comic/actor); Daniel Day Lewis (actor); Daniel “Danny” Devito (actor); Daniel Boone (American outdoorsman); Daniel “Dan” Rather (news anchor); Daniel Webster (American statesman/politician); Daniel Defoe (English author); Daniel Nestor (Canadian tennis player); Daniel Craig (English actor)
Famous People who Named their Son Daniel - Anna Nicole Smith (model); Dan Rather (newscaster); Dave Brubeck (jazz musician); Ingmar Bergman (Swedish director); Keyshia Cole (musician); Liam Neeson and Natasha Richardson (actors); Maureen Stapleton (actress); Patricia Heaton (actress); Phil Donahue (media personality); Solange Knowles (musician/sister to Beyonce)
Dan from Genesis (circa 20th century B.C.) - Dan was the fifth born son of Jacob by Rachel’s slave-girl Bilhah. After Leah bore Jacob his first four sons (Rueben, Simeon, Levi and Judah), Rachel got jealous because she was barren (this is why her handmaiden stepped in for her). When Bilhah bore Dan, Rachel said: “God has pronounced judgment in my favor, for he has heard my prayer and given me a son.” Therefore she named him Dan (Genesis 30:6). Bilhah’s second son was called Naphthali by Rachel. Not to be outdone by her sister, Leah’s servant-girl Zelpha followed with Gad and Asher. Then Leah bore two more sons, Issachar and Zabulon. The last two sons were Joseph and Benjamin (God finally made Rachel fruitful, and her two sons were Jacob’s favorites). So where exactly is Dan’s place among the Twelve. Well, we know from Jacob’s blessings upon his sons (Genesis 49) that “Dan shall achieve justice for his people” but he also refers to Dan as a “serpent” and a “viper”. The Tribe of Dan was partially located along the Mediterranean Sea north of the Philistines (they were the only Israelites referred to as “seafaring” people). In the 8th century B.C. the Tribe of Dan was “lost”, along with nine other tribes (known as the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel) after Assyria conquered the Kingdom of Israel (either they assimilated, were exiled or they themselves fled – no definitive historic record is left). Only the Tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Levi are said to be the ancestors of all modern Jews. Incidentally, the most well-known Danite (i.e., descendant of Dan) in the Bible was Samson.
Daniel Boone (2 Nov 1734 - 26 Sep 1820) - Daniel Boone (2 Nov 1734 - 26 Sep 1820) -considered one of the greatest woodsman and outdoorsman in American history. Born in Pennsylvania in 1734, and later moved to North Carolina, he went on to discover, settle and protect much of our precious land. He led the first group of colonists into Kentucky and later settled in West Virginia and Missouri. He became posthumously famous when Lord Byron wrote about him in his 1823 poem "Don Juan" which led to many exaggerated tales of Boone's adventures. His skillfulness in the outdoors and his dignity in the face of misfortune made Daniel Boone a heroic symbol of early American history.
Daniel Defoe (circa 1660 - 24 Apr 1731) - Daniel Defoe was an English author and prolific writer most known for his novels "Robinson Crusoe" and "Moll Flanders." His work is filled with irony, and widely taught in high schools and universities alike. Born in London circa 1660 as Daniel Foe (he added the “De” prefix to his surname to make it sound more aristocratic), Defoe witnessed more than your average kid during his childhood (London’s Great Plague and Great Fire). Not to mention a lot of political and religious upheaval happening at the time. It probably didn’t make things easier for him that his parents and he were religious dissenters (Presbyterians) during a period of heavy intolerance. He was also almost always in debt, either being imprisoned for it or running away from it. Regardless of any strikes against him, Daniel Defoe’s ability to inhabit his characters (even women) and leave behind such treasures as Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders, means that it is us who owe a great debt to him.
Daniel from the Bible (7th and 6th centuries B.C.) - Daniel is most known for his steadfast faithfulness to God despite the many pressures of being held captive in Babylon. Indeed, he was a man who lived up to the etymology of his name “God is my judge” (and my only judge). Many colorful stories surround Daniel in the Biblical Book bearing his name. His knack for interpreting dreams won him high positions in the royal courts of Babylon (although he never cared about such favors – his only allegiance was to God). In fact, his ability to correctly interpret dreams convinced Nebuchadnezzar II in the existence of Yahweh. In his later years, Daniel is famous for interpreting the meaning behind the “handwriting on the wall”, words which suddenly appeared on the palace walls during a feast hosted by the then-current Babylonian ruler Belshazzar. A dismembered hand, a relic from the fallen Temple, wrote these words: “Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin” (Number, Number, Weight, Divide), indicating that Belshazzar’s days were numbered, his rule had been weighed and found lacking, and his kingdom would be divided by the Persians. This is precisely what happened. Thanks to God, Daniel was always spot-on.