Search Results: "Clarence B. Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

Adventures of Deuce Clarence Jones by Andrew Antijo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2016

"Vibrant stories that should amuse readers who love valiant dogs."
Antijo relates the heroic and often funny adventures of a family of Labrador retrievers in this debut book. Read full book review >

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JUNIE B. JONES AND A LITTLE MONKEY BUSINESS by Barbara Park
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Illustrations not seen. (Fiction. 6-8)"
The fractious kindergartener of Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus (p. 993) has a new baby brother her grandma calls ``the cutest little monkey!'' Junie hasn't seen him yet, but she has told the kids in her class that he's ``A REAL, ALIVE, BABY MONKEY,'' and she's taking bids from her ``bestest'' friends for the first look. Read full book review >

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JUNIE B. JONES AND THE STUPID SMELLY BUS by Barbara Park
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Kids may need some persuading to read about a younger child, but they're sure to enjoy the understated humor. (Fiction. 6-9)"
In the ``First Stepping Stone'' series, a genuinely funny, easily read story. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Essential reading about a moment of surpassing political and moral importance."
With the assistance of filmmaker and Huffington Post contributor Connelly, Jones, who was present at the creation of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, revisits the forces that generated the 1963 March on Washington and that animated the speech that now represents an entire era. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SPILLING CLARENCE by Anne Ursu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2002

"A credible first attempt. If Ursu's narrative device is poorly chosen, she nevertheless executes the project with facility and glimpses of real feeling for her characters in their struggles with avalanches of recollection."
A semi-successful debut tells the odd tale of a town afflicted—after an accident at the local chemical factory—with the burden of complete memory: it will disable its residents for days. Read full book review >

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B by Jonathan Baumbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Amusing but short of hilarity: too few pages, though immensely detailed, build and release."
"I'm angry at you because you don't know why I'm angry at you, she said. I'm not really angry, I'm disappointed . . . Invisible flames emanated from her on all sides." Read full book review >

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B by D.L. Luke
Released: March 15, 2016

"A scrappy feline protagonist enriches this seasonal story of seeking a home."
Luke explores the well-known pairing of black cats and Halloween in this debut children's tale. Read full book review >

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CLARENCE THE COPY CAT by Patricia Lakin
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 8, 2002

"Librarians take note: Young customers—those in branches with or without mice—will find much to smile about here, and Manders's goofy, cartoony illustrations are filled with energy and child appeal. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A mouse-loving, pacifist cat? Read full book review >

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CLARENCE DARROW by John A. Farrell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 14, 2011

"A warts-and-all portrait that leaves readers lamenting Darrow's private failings, while still in awe of his immensely consequential career."
A comprehensive biography of the storied defense attorney. Read full book review >

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CLARENCE DARROW by Andrew E. Kersten
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2011

"This is no hagiography, but rather a portrait of a truly human character trying to effect change while battling private demons."
A tightly packed biography of "labor's lyrical lawyer" and civil-liberties advocate. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1993

"B&w photos; chronology; index. (Biography. 12-15)"
A sympathetic, but sloppily written, biography that effectively presents Thomas's background, experiences, and challenges on the Supreme Court. Read full book review >

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CLARENCE THOMAS by Andrew Peyton Thomas
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Injudicious."
Harvard Law grad Thomas makes the case for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas (no relation). Read full book review >