Search Results: "D. Julius Loeb"


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PAINTINGS POEMS 
AND PATHOS by D. Julius Loeb
Released: Sept. 23, 2009

"Distinctive poetry and paintings reveal the essential warmth behind a misanthropic snarl."
Paintings and poems take a darkly satirical look at life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness from the perspective of middle age. Read full book review >

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SATISFACTION'S SEQUEL by D. Julius Loeb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 23, 2008

"A few revisions away from being a fun, humorous novel about a decent man stuck in adolescence."
A humorous novel about a 60-something-year-old man's coming-of-age. Read full book review >

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JULIUS by Angela Johnson
by Angela Johnson, illustrated by Dav Pilkey
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1993

"Using ink, paint, fabric swatches, and even coffee spatters, Pilkey creates a riotous sequence in which Maya's happy face contrasts comically with her parents' glowers while her adored pink friend floats with bulbous grace. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The author of When I Am Old With You (1990) and other celebrations of loving companionship teams up with the mad colorist of When Cats Dream (1992) for a tale of a black family that finds itself saddled with a huge, exuberant pet. Read full book review >

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WHERE'S JULIUS? by John Burningham
Released: Dec. 1, 1986

"Although this does not have the creative impact of Burningham's Come Away from the Water, Shirley, it still has much merit."
With his unique brand of offbeat, understated humor and distinctive art style, Burningham again explores the child's world of imaginative play. Read full book review >

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JULIUS WINSOME by Gerard Donovan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 2006

"Finely tooled outsider fiction, as chilling as it is ultimately humane."
Man loses man's best friend, decides the rest of humanity is to blame. Read full book review >

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JULIUS CAESAR by Philip Freeman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2008

"Scholarly and contextually rich, yet accessible and reasonably succinct."
A fresh look at one of history's most dynamic and controversial figures. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2001

"A moving reminder of the power of the human will."
A touching first-person account of a doughty political activist who walked from California to Washington, D.C., to promote campaign-finance reform. Read full book review >

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FOUR D by Gregory Morrison
Released: Nov. 23, 2011

"A grab-bag of fables that baffle but also beguile."
Confused people with hazy longings confront mysterious forces in this collection of four enigmatic stories. Read full book review >

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JULIUS & THE WATCHMAKER by Tim Hehir
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"Good, lively fun. (author's note, glossary) (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Hehir's steampunk-inspired debut novel is an adventure through time and space. Read full book review >

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INVESTIGATING JULIUS DRAKE by Daisy Harris
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"Not a breakout but worth a look. (Mystery. 13-15)"
New school, new rules, and a mysterious new…friend? Read full book review >

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JULIUS & THE SOULCATCHER by Tim Hehir
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"The book closes with drama enough for a sequel; action-happy readers will be hoping for it. (Steampunk. 11-13)"
A steampunk thriller uses Victorian science as a framework for cinematic monster goofiness in 1838 London. Read full book review >

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D-DAY by Antony Beevor
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Beevor gets better with each book."
The grand Allied invasion of Normandy had myriad ways to go wrong, writes historian Beevor (The Mystery of Olga Chekhova, 2004, etc.) in this skilled account. Miraculously, it did not. Read full book review >