Search Results: "Charlotte Foltz Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 1, 1999

"O'Brien is once again Jones's collaborator, providing sophisticated black-and-white cartoons that enhance the humor of this collection of tongue-in-cheek, entertaining anecdotes for gastronomists and trivia buffs alike. (bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
An entertaining and informative presentation of all sorts of tidbits concerning the history and meaning of food-related words. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2005

"An abundance of maps and illustrations, cartoons and portraits contributes to a handsome volume excellent for research or browsing. (introduction, note to the reader, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In the midst of the current Lewis and Clark bicentennial, young readers may get the idea that Lewis and Clark were the only early explorers of the American continent. Read full book review >

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THE KING WHO BARKED by Charlotte Foltz Jones
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"After reading this fantastical romp, the family pet just may take its rightful place at the head of the household. (introduction, bibliography, index) (Informational picture book. 6-10)"
Politics may be closely linked to monkey business in the minds of many, but a real monkey for mayor? Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1997

"Not just an essential tool for crimebuster wannabes hot on the trail, but a volume that makes plain the importance of critical thinking and careful research for all types of problem-solving. (b&w illustrations, not seen, glossary, further reading, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Amateur sleuths and aspiring scientists will get a kick out of this police-work primer by Jones (Accidents May Happen, 1996, etc.), who reveals the fascinating science used by detectives and forensic pathologists to solve mysteries. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1996

"Nevertheless, this is entertaining reading, with whimsical black-and-white drawings, places to write for more information, a brief bibliography, and an index. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
In this entertaining companion volume to Mistakes that Worked (1994), Jones describes more of the often humorous incidents that resulted in inventions, products, and fashions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHARLOTTE by David Foenkinos
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2016

"A searing portrait of a brilliant artist that doesn't reveal anything new about its subject."
Charlotte Salomon, a real-life German Jewish artist, created a small but radiant body of work before dying in the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2005

"A larger-than-life story, told with panache."
Shevelow (English/Univ. of Calif., San Diego) reconstructs the life of a colorful, cross-dressing thespian. Read full book review >

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JASPER JONES by Craig Silvey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 12, 2011

"A richly rewarding exploration of truth and lies by a masterful storyteller. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Charlie is catapulted into adulthood when Jasper Jones knocks on his window on a blisteringly hot Australian night and leads him to a hidden glade where a girl is hanging from a tree, bruised and bloody. Read full book review >

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SKIPPYJON JONES by Judy Schachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Both feline hero and story are full of beans (more Mexican-jumping than pinto) but ay caramba, mucho fun. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Skippyjon Jones insists he's not a Siamese cat despite ears too big for his head and a head too big for his body. Read full book review >

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CHUCK JONES by Hugh Kenner
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"The other two are Greg Sarris's Mabel McKay: Weaving the Dream, profiling the Pomo basket weaver and medicine woman, and Yvonne Fern's Gene Roddenberry: The Last Conversation, a discussion with the creator of Star Trek."
Dr. Seuss created the Grinch, but it took Chuck Jones to make him move. Read full book review >

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FROZEN CHARLOTTE by Priscilla Masters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2011

"The strong premise is weakened by pace-killing subplots imbued with the sensibility of a romance novel."
Who is the very quiet woman with the very quiet baby in the very noisy Accident and Emergency department of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital? Read full book review >