Search Results: "Gareth P. Jones"


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CONSTABLE & TOOP by Gareth P. Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A complex, richly textured tale that will satisfy patient readers. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
In this generously plotted, overstuffed ghost story set in Victorian London, "a phantasmagorical wasting disease" known as "Black Rot" is infesting haunted houses, and it's up to a group of unlikely heroes to save the city. Read full book review >

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NO TRUE ECHO by Gareth P. Jones
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"At once a classic time-travel narrative and resonant fable about the price to be paid when we alter our world simply because we can, this smart, satisfying eco-techno-thriller with heart transcends genre. (Science fiction. 12-18)"
Life in scenic but soggy Wellcome Valley is so dull that figuring out what to do during midterm break poses a major challenge until Scarlett White climbs on Eddie's school bus and starts to unravel his world. Read full book review >

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ARE YOU THE PIRATE CAPTAIN? by Gareth P. Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"A point worth pondering, however facile its making. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Arrrgh! A job opening on a jolly pirate ship turns out to be unexpectedly hard to fill. Read full book review >

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THE DINOSAURS ARE HAVING A PARTY! by Gareth P. Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2015

"Though the concept has plenty of promise, this is one title that deserves a quick extinction from your shelves. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A slapdash dino tale guaranteed to please some and infuriate others. Read full book review >

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THE CLAN OF THE SCORPION by Gareth P. Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Fast, funny and charming. (character profiles) (Adventure. 7-10)"
A fuzzy version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

P by Andrew Lewis Conn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"A writer to watch."
Patterned on Ulysses, crammed with an entire liberal arts education, this debut's vast ambition goes up against Conn's obvious and genuine talent: against all odds, talent wins. Read full book review >

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AN END TO POVERTY? by Gareth Stedman Jones
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Enthusiastically argued, but so intertwined with original sources and rhetorical mannerisms that it's not terribly accessible."
Up-close examination of how Adam Smith and industrial advancement sparked furious debates on the future of the impoverished. 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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WHO P-P-P-PLUGGED ROGER RABBIT? by Gary K. Wolf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 1991

"The perfect bookstore browse, though most readers will have had their fill before reaching the register."
Wolf's sequel to Who Censured Roger Rabbit?, the basis for the wildly successful film, presents private eye Eddie Valiant with some conflicting jobs: Roger Rabbit wants him to find out whether Clark Gable's beaten him out for the lead in Gone With the Wind—as well as out of wife Jessica's affections; David Selznick wants him to investigate the theft of a mysterious box from his office (the suspects are the three actors auditioning for Rhett Butler: Gable, Baby Herman, and Roger); Gable wants Eddie to find out who's been planting tabloid stories that say he's gay; and the murder of shadowy toon Kirk Enigman with Eddie's own gun sparks a search for the secret formula for Toon Tonic, which turns people into animated Toons (and vice versa). Read full book review >