Search Results: "Ann Jonas"


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WATCH WILLIAM WALK by Ann Jonas
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"Text and illustrations are perfectly synchronized. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Jonas (The 13th Clue, 1992, etc.) pens an alliterative, winning work about the letter W. The simple story features two children, William and Wilma, a big black dog, Wally, and a white duck, Wanda. Read full book review >

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BIRD TALK by Ann Jonas
Released: April 1, 1999

"It's hard not to warble along, inspired by the riotous conversations in this comely book that is sure to have readers 'cheerily-cheer-up' with 'glug glug glee.' (Picture book. 3-8)"
PLB 0-688-14173-0 Jonas (Watch William Walk, 1997, etc.) Read full book review >

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THE 13TH CLUE by Ann Jonas
by Ann Jonas, illustrated by Ann Jonas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 1992

"Another handsome and appealing book from this unusually innovative artist. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``What a terrible day,'' reads the diary, but ``at least they sang to me at school.'' What follows is a treasure-hunt ending, of course, in a birthday party; in this case, it's the clues along the way that intrigue: instructions spelled out in the grass, with clothes on a line, with a coiled jump rope or carefully laid sticks; to be read upside down or inside out, or by unscrambling an anagram or decoding a rebus—all imaginatively displayed in Jonas's clean, beautifully composed illustrations. Read full book review >

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STARS BENEATH YOUR BED by April Pulley Sayre
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

To a set of (appropriately) atmospheric scenes of sunsets and swirls of wind, dry desert, ocean spray, scattered stars and volcanic clouds, Sayre briefly explains dust's various terrestrial and cosmic origins, what's in it and how it turns skies red at sunrise and sunset. Read full book review >

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YOSEMITE PEOPLE by Jonas Kulikauskas
NON-FICTION

"These well-curated images intriguingly reroute our way of seeing Yosemite's beauty by foregrounding the people that call it home for years or for a day."
In his debut, Kulikauskas offers a rich, complex collection of black-and-white photographs taken in Yosemite National Park. Read full book review >

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THE ROOM by Jonas Karlsson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Karlsson's deft jab at dead-end workplaces keeps you agreeably off-balance and eager for more of his work."
Could a banal office act as an incubator of madness? That's the question posed in this provocative fictional debut by a prominent Swedish actor. Read full book review >

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THE HARE & THE HEDGEHOG by The Brothers Grimm
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"It may be macabre, but it's closer in spirit to the original than most newly refashioned folk tales. (Picture book/folk tale. 7-9)"
In a little-known variant on "The Tortoise and the Hare," the latter loses more than a race. Read full book review >

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THE ROCHE LIMIT by Jonas Vesterberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2013

"A well-written yet off-base thriller that would benefit from more plot and less stereotyping."
In Vesterberg's debut novel, an Army major in an undercover terrorist-targeting program has a change of heart about America's role in the world. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"A great cure for the blues, especially for anyone who might feel bad about growing older."
A Swedish debut novel that will keep readers chuckling. Read full book review >

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A FAIRY  TALE by Jonas T. Bengtsson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2014

"Is this the father's story or the son's? Bengtsson's ambivalence proves fatal, yielding a broken-backed narrative."
Dad knows best. Or does he? A boy's unconventional upbringing skews his worldview in this Danish author's third novel (but first U.S. publication). Read full book review >

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ON A ROLL by Howard Jonas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Not likely to become required reading at Harvard Business School, but nevertheless more engaging than it has any right to be."
The founder and CEO of the renegade International Discount Telecommunications firm (IDT) has passed his 40th birthday. Read full book review >