Search Results: "Curtis Jobling"


BOOK REVIEW

RAGE OF LIONS by Curtis Jobling
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 19, 2012

"Give Jobling a hand for crafting a sequel that's even more lurid and action packed than the opener. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
The second episode in a series projected to run to at least six cranks up the stakes, the gore, the body count and the number of super-powered were-creatures as the kingdom of Westland is overwhelmed by huge armies of invaders. Read full book review >

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MAX HELSING AND THE BEAST OF BONE CREEK by Curtis Jobling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"Combines gleefully immature ('buttmunch,' 'Crapsacks!') humor with witty one-liners and a fast, active pace—easy to enjoy. (Horror. 9-13)"
A school trip brings 13-year-old, quip-spewing monster-hunter Max Helsing into the middle of a new hunt. Read full book review >

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MAX HELSING AND THE THIRTEENTH CURSE by Curtis Jobling
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A delightful bit of ghoulish escapism. (Horror. 9-13)"
A series opener about a middle school monster hunter. Read full book review >

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RISE OF THE WOLF by Curtis Jobling
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Pitched to an audience younger than Twilight's, this will find broad appeal among lovers of adventure fantasy, especially those mourning the end of John Flanagan's Ranger's Apprentice. (Fantasy. 10 & up)"
When a monster breaks into his house and kills his mother, and his father accuses him of the murder, 16-year-old Drew Ferran must leave home and find his own way in the world. Read full book review >

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DINOSAURS AFTER DARK by Jonathan Emmett
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: March 1, 2001

"He cites Where the Wild Things Are as his inspiration, but when it comes to emotional or psychological depth, he misses the boat there too. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Spotting a passing dinosaur from his bedroom window one night, young Bobby follows it to a square surrounded by tall, dark office buildings where a host of dinos has gathered for a wild rumpus. Read full book review >

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TONY CURTIS by Tony Curtis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 19, 1993

"Could do very well. (Thirty-five b&w photos—not seen)"
Lippy memoir of actor/painter/novelist Bernard Schwartz, a hard-luck kid from gang-ridden New York who went to Hollywood in his early 20s and became known as Tony Curtis; told with Paris (Louise Brooks, 1989) inserting interviews with Curtis's friends, co-workers, and family members into the otherwise all-Curtis text. Read full book review >

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GOOD-BYE, CURTIS by Kevin Henkes
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Pair this with Cynthia Rylant's Mr. Griggs' Work (1989) for another fond look at one person's impact on a community. (Picture book. 3+)"
A charming book that evokes the best of a community and celebrates one special letter carrier named Curtis. Read full book review >

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CURTIS PIPERFIELD'S BIGGEST FAN by Lisa Fiedler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 1995

"Young romance readers will love it and long for more. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Although he's a year younger, Curtis is a talented guitarist and an aspiring rock star whose biggest (and only) fan is C.C., short for Cecily. Read full book review >

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THE FALL OF DECLAN CURTIS by John Jeremiah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2017

"A classic mob tale with some welcome and unexpectedly fresh notes."
A debut novel blends loss, intrigue, action, and the criminal underworld. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 2011

"A flawed but fascinating examination of the unsettling intersection of a child molester, the Mormon Church and the American legal system."
A detailed investigation into a serial pedophile and respected elder in the Mormon Church whose years as a child molester continued even after church leaders were alerted to the abuse. Read full book review >

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U2 by John Jobling
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Not likely to be the 'definitive biography' of U2, but Jobling provides a passable comprehensive history of the members' music, politics, faith and group dynamics."
Unauthorized biography of U2, one of the most respected and admired yet divisive acts in the history of rock. Read full book review >