Search Results: "Diane Wynne Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 1998

"Decorated by a glamorous roster of friends and acquaintances (from Andy Warhol to Queen Elizabeth II), this biography is direct and unpretentious, but essentially insubstantial—much like the wrap dress. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Build a better dress and they will come: this is the theme of this celebrity autobiography by designer/jet setter Von Furstenberg. Read full book review >

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DIANE ARBUS by Arthur Lubow
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2016

"Despite limitations on research, Lubow sharply captures Arbus' restlessness, pain, and artistic vision."
Photographer Diane Arbus (1923-1971) was addicted to danger, sex, and human oddities. Read full book review >

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JASPER JONES by Craig Silvey
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 12, 2011

"A richly rewarding exploration of truth and lies by a masterful storyteller. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Charlie is catapulted into adulthood when Jasper Jones knocks on his window on a blisteringly hot Australian night and leads him to a hidden glade where a girl is hanging from a tree, bruised and bloody. Read full book review >

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SKIPPYJON JONES by Judy Schachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Both feline hero and story are full of beans (more Mexican-jumping than pinto) but ay caramba, mucho fun. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Skippyjon Jones insists he's not a Siamese cat despite ears too big for his head and a head too big for his body. Read full book review >

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CHUCK JONES by Hugh Kenner
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"The other two are Greg Sarris's Mabel McKay: Weaving the Dream, profiling the Pomo basket weaver and medicine woman, and Yvonne Fern's Gene Roddenberry: The Last Conversation, a discussion with the creator of Star Trek."
Dr. Seuss created the Grinch, but it took Chuck Jones to make him move. Read full book review >

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BLINK AND CAUTION by Tim Wynne-Jones
FICTION
Released: March 8, 2011

"Wynne-Jones' finest, most beautifully written novel yet, one more in a career full of distinguished works. (afterword) (Mystery. YA)"
Two teenagers hurt by life "with its never-ending snares and pitfalls and dire consequences" come together in this elegantly constructed noir mystery and love story. Read full book review >

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REX ZERO, THE GREAT PRETENDER by Tim Wynne-Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 26, 2010

"Genuinely wholesome, packed with affectionate humor, tension and joy. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
After a childhood spent moving constantly across two countries, Rex wonders why his parents can't settle down. Read full book review >

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A THIEF IN THE HOUSE OF MEMORY by Tim Wynne-Jones
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 15, 2005

"Melancholy, uncanny and emotionally powerful. (Fiction. 12-15)"
How can Declan Steeple plan for the future when he's haunted by the past? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2004

"Great work from one of the best modern fantasy authors; too bad none are new. (Fiction. 10+)"
This eclectic collection of previously published stories will delight existing fans and win new ones. Read full book review >

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STEPHEN FAIR by Tim Wynne-Jones
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: April 1, 1998

"An intense study in friendship and troubled family relations, in which the steadiest characters are the teenagers. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Recurrent nightmares and a strong feeling that his mother is hiding something haunt a teenager in this ethereal novel from Wynne-Jones (The Maestro, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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HEXWOOD by Diana Wynne Jones
Released: April 1, 1994

In Jones's latest multilayered fantasy, Earth — unbeknownst to its inhabitants — is a minor planet manipulated from distant Homeworld by an oligarchy of five Reigners, who exploit the entire galaxy for economic gain. Read full book review >