Search Results: "Gail Jarrow"


BOOK REVIEW

RED MADNESS by Gail Jarrow
Released: April 1, 2014

"The attractive, red-highlighted design, lively narrative and compelling subject matter will resonate with readers. (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
In the early years of the 20th century, doctors and researchers were stymied by a mysterious, often fatal illness that seemed to strike primarily Southern agricultural workers. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Though Zenger will remain a faceless figure to readers, they'll come away with a clear understanding of his role in our cultural and Constitutional history. (timeline, index) (Nonfiction. 11-13)"
In this analysis-heavy study, Jarrow focuses on the real significance of the Zenger contretemps in the growth of the idea of a free press, while presenting a sketchy portrait of the man himself as a pawn used by a small group of politicians bent on ousting a corrupt new colonial governor. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

The use of surveillance balloons in the Civil War has been chronicled to some extent in such books for young readers as Thomas B. and Roger McBride Allen's Mr. Lincoln's High-Tech War (2009) and Paul Janeczko's Dark Game (2010), but none has covered the subject with as much depth and detail as this engaging story of how the enterprising Lowe, already famous as an aeronaut at the outbreak of the Civil War, convinced President Lincoln of the value of using balloons to spy on the Confederate army. Read full book review >

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BUBONIC PANIC by Gail Jarrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"A richly detailed exploration of a fascinating subject. (glossary, timeline, further resources, author's note, bibliography, source notes, picture credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10-18)"
Following Fatal Fever (2015) and Red Madness (2014), Jarrow explores America's experience with the bubonic plague. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 1, 2008

"An outstanding addition to most collections. (timeline, source notes, bibliography, index, picture credits) (Biography. 12 & up)"
Jarrow's engrossing biography should bring Robert H. Jackson some well-deserved attention. Read full book review >

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FATAL FEVER by Gail Jarrow
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 3, 2015

"A top-notch addition to the popular topic of deadly diseases. (timeline, source notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
This engrossing story about Typhoid Mary relates the grim history of typhoid fever, which killed tens of thousands of Americans in the early 1900s. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"Dozens of spectacular Kellar posters along with a dramatic book design nicely support this well-constructed look at a consummate showman. (timeline, bibliography, annotated sources) (Biography. 10-14)"
A first-rate visual presentation accompanies a fascinating biography of the first dean of the Society of American Magicians, a man Houdini regarded as a mentor. Read full book review >

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The Gail Force by Robert Lane
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A consistently entertaining and self-assured crime thriller."
A private investigator attempts to infiltrate a blackmail ring, with the assistance of the FBI. Read full book review >

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SNAKES by Gail Gibbons
by Gail Gibbons, illustrated by Gail Gibbons
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Strictly for fans. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
Typical Gibbons—straightforward, poorly organized, with lots of information and lots and lots of basic watercolor illustrations. Read full book review >

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CORAL REEFS by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2007

"Most useful as an additional purchase where her other books have been popular or as a companion to one of the many titles about reefs illustrated with color photographs. (Nonfiction. 4-8)"
The author of well over a hundred information books for children turns her attention to coral reefs in this introduction to that beautiful underwater world. Read full book review >

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GALAXIES, GALAXIES! by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2006

"Wait for a more accurate report for your youngest sky watchers. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
A topic-book veteran takes on the universe in this engagingly illustrated introduction to the collections of stars, gas clouds and dust called galaxies. Read full book review >

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OWLS by Gail Gibbons
by Gail Gibbons, illustrated by Gail Gibbons
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2005

"Schools and libraries have many better options (Jim Arnosky's All About Owls (1995), for instance) for this topic. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
Gibbons cranks out yet another serviceable but barely interesting volume and this time she's chosen a topic that could be quite fascinating. Read full book review >