Search Results: "Barry Jonsberg"


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FICTION
Released: June 14, 2005

"Still, this is a great read and definitely an author to watch. (Fiction. 12+)"
A first novel from Australia pits two unlikely friends against a battle-ax disciplinarian of a teacher. Read full book review >

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AM I RIGHT OR AM I RIGHT? by Barry Jonsberg
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"Readers will laugh, cry and, without trying, learn. (Fiction. YA)"
From Australia comes another great piece of YA literature with wit, zing and depth. Read full book review >

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THE CATEGORICAL UNIVERSE OF CANDICE PHEE by Barry Jonsberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Once readers are past the book's uninviting title, they'll find it impossible not to root for Candice in her valiant and endearing quest to mitigate the sadness of those around her. (Fiction 10-14)"
Twenty-six chapters, one for each letter of the alphabet, chronicle Candice's efforts to fix her family, her friend—and even her fish. Read full book review >

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DREAMRIDER by Barry Jonsberg
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"Undeniably compelling but darkly disturbing and ultimately deeply perplexing. (author's note) (Fiction. YA)"
From the first line—"I killed two kids at school today"—to the closing Messianic reference, this follows Michael through one week in the tortured and bullied life of a fat kid in his seventh new school. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 1991

The trial of Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry, with its titillating mixture of sex, lies, and videotape, not only attracted worldwide attention, but gave rise to more serious questions—which are partially addressed here by Voice of America's Agronsky. Read full book review >

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BARRY, BOYHOUND by Andy Spearman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2005

"For boys (or even girls) who appreciate wacky humor and interesting facts, this is a perfect package. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The day Barry becomes a boyhound is filled with adventure. Read full book review >

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BARRY GOLDWATER by Peter Iverson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Although it's of rather narrow interest, Iverson's book is a highly useful addition to the study of Arizona politics."
A biography of a nationally prominent politician that emphasizes the local. Read full book review >

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BARRY GOLDWATER by Robert Alan Goldberg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 18, 1995

"751) on Goldwater's role in postwar American politics."
Sturdy political biography of the author of modern American conservatism (not authorized, but written with its subject's cooperation) . Read full book review >

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DAVE BARRY TURNS 50 by Dave Barry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 1998

"There will probably be more laughs before Dave Barry Turns 60. (Author tour)"
It had to happen. Read full book review >

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BARRY MOSER’S PSALM 23 by Barry  Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2008

"An introductory artist's note explains Moser's connection to the Antiguan setting and his interpretation of the psalm's text. (publisher's note) (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
The main character in this fine interpretation of the beloved psalm is a modern-day shepherd boy from the Caribbean island of Antigua. Read full book review >

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DAVE BARRY DOES JAPAN by Dave Barry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 23, 1992

"A droll, light companion to all those heavy texts that offer dreary, detailed analyses of Nippon and its people; and if your yakuta is tied wrong, the hell with it. (Line drawings by Barry throughout.)"
Barry (Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need, 1991, etc.), syndicated humorist and author of a lot of funny books (most with his name in the title—as if there's a lot of shoddy imitation), does it again. Read full book review >

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MADAME DU BARRY by Joan Haslip
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1992

"The lavish language recalls the style of Regency novels, for which this could serve as a reference. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
In this brief romantic biography of the last mistress of Louis XV, Haslip (Marie Antoinette, 1988, etc.), now 80, brings a special charm to the story of du Barry (1743-93), whose legendary beauty brought both rewards and penalties: power, wealth, envy, fear, and, ultimately, death. Read full book review >