Search Results: "D.B. Jackson"


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DEAD MAN'S REACH by D.B. Jackson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 21, 2015

"A thoroughly engrossing and involving entry that no series fan will want to miss."
Fourth in the independently intelligible series (A Plunder of Souls, 2014, etc.) about magic ("conjuring") in the turbulent and increasingly rebellious pre-Revolutionary Boston of 1770.Read full book review >

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THIEFTAKER by D.B. Jackson
Released: July 3, 2012

"Entertaining."
Part historical novel, part supernatural thriller and part murder mystery, this inventive book by D.B. Jackson (alias David B. Coe, of the Blood of the Southlands series) has a lot of obstacles to dodge; but not as many as its hero, Ethan Kaille. Read full book review >

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A PLUNDER OF SOULS by D.B. Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 8, 2014

"Series fans will want to investigate, but the gloss is definitely off."
Third in the series (Thieves' Quarry, 2013, etc.) about magic ("conjuring") in the turbulent, dangerous pre-Revolutionary Boston of 1769. Read full book review >

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THIEVES' QUARRY by D.B. Jackson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 2, 2013

"An unusual series of great promise."
Follow-up to the dark urban historical fantasy Thieftaker (2012), from an author who also writes as David B. Coe. Read full book review >

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HENRY CLIMBS A MOUNTAIN by D.B. Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2003

"Young readers may not understand concepts of tax protest and slavery, but would welcome reading another story about a familiar and unique character whose deep moral convictions are expressed in simple, daily deeds. (Picture book. 6-9)"
In his third book about Henry David Thoreau, Johnson describes a more complex concept: how people can change bad laws without fighting. Read full book review >

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MAGRITTE'S MARVELOUS HAT by D.B. Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 17, 2012

"Arty, amusing and exceedingly clever. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Johnson recasts René Magritte as a dapper, blue-eyed hound and incorporates the painter's surreal iconography into a visual tour de force. Read full book review >

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HENRY BUILDS A CABIN by D.B. Johnson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 25, 2002

"Readers will be waiting for more of Henry. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In an effective retelling of Henry David Thoreau's cabin-building project, Johnson relates with light-hearted humor how Henry builds a cabin barely big enough for himself. Read full book review >

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FOUR LEGS BAD, TWO LEGS GOOD! by D.B. Johnson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 10, 2007

"Slightly cubist, cartoon-like illustrations in mixed media capture the lighthearted politics of this comic animal farm. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A clever duck teaches a lazy, autocratic pig a memorable lesson in barnyard egalitarianism. Read full book review >

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EDDIE’S KINGDOM by D.B. Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 26, 2005

"Fun for all. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Eddie's kingdom is an apartment building that houses a mixture of eccentric tenants. Read full book review >

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NETWORK OF KILLERS by D.B. Reynolds
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Hard-core Mafia fans will appreciate the frequent gunplay, but both the mobsters and their victims do little to distinguish themselves from the long list of similar characters in the lengthy tradition of the genre."
A story of organized crime in early-1990s Kansas City from thriller writer Reynolds (Brush Creek Charlie, 2012). Read full book review >

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BEHOLDEN by D.B. Binns
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2007

"A nice way to ease into the romance genre."
A married couple experiences a rough patch in the public eye. Read full book review >

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PALAZZO INVERSO by D.B. Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Few children will persevere through this exhausting journey. (Picture book. 6-8)"
An homage to M.C. Escher's head-tilting, mind-reeling artwork, this disorienting book asks children to stretch their imaginations and travel on a circuitous journey outside traditional, comfortable reading experiences. Read full book review >