Search Results: "Curtis Jobling"


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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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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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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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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 >

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THE SKELETON IN THE CLOSET by Alice Schertle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Offbeat bedtime comforter. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A skeleton, not feeling content in his bare bones, sets out to find some clothes. Read full book review >

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BIG BROTHER, LITTLE BROTHER by Marci Curtis
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2004

"Why bicker when there's enough room on the skateboard for two and a frosted donut for every mouth? (Picture book. 3-6)"
This gathering of brothers—sharply etched, bright photographs of pairs of them, younger and older, multicultural—celebrates harmony with nary a discord in sight (minor differences of opinion are of the most benign sort). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Bittersweet window into a privileged yet insecure upbringing."
FDR's eldest grandson nostalgically recounts his childhood growing up in close proximity to his charismatic grandparents. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1994

"While it's refreshing to read a book about a popular musician written by someone with real credentials as a historian, Curtis sadly lacks enough knowledge about music to carry off her task."
Not really a biography, but an episodic social history centering on the life of ragtime composer Scott Joplin. Read full book review >

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MAN SQUARE by Curtis Hibbler
Released: July 25, 2014

"A no-frills primer aimed squarely at a socially conservative Christian readership."
A concise guide for women who want to understand their men. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN WIFE by Curtis Sittenfeld
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2008

"This fictional first lady is a wimp and her husband a lightweight. So what's new?"
An elementary-school librarian marries the least promising son of an old-moneyed, intensely competitive Republican family and sticks by him as he rises from hard-drinking fool to unpopular U.S. President in this roman à clef from Sittenfeld (The Man of My Dreams, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >