Search Results: "Gareth Stedman Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

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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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2012

"Too scholarly for most general readers, but still a valuable study that helps flesh out the caricature of conservatives as only believing 'greed is good.'"
A cerebral, pertinent exegesis on the thinking behind the rise of the New Right. Read full book review >

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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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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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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

FEARLESS JONES by Walter Mosley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2001

Even before sultry Elana Love walks into mild-mannered Paris Minton's life three months after his Watts bookstore opens, Mosley can't resist his signature scene: A pair of cops stroll into the shop determined to push Paris around just because he's a black man and it's 1954. Read full book review >

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CASEY JONES by Allan Drummond
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 2001

Casey Jones, the King of the Iron Horse when the railroads ruled the land, gets polished to a hero's gleam in Drummond's rhymed telling of the stormy night he died. 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 >