Search Results: "Gareth Stedman Jones"


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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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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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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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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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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 >

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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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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 ODYSSEY by Gareth Hinds
Kirkus Star
adapted by Gareth Hinds, illustrated by Gareth Hinds
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Big, bold, beautiful. (notes) (Graphic classic. YA)"
Hinds adds another magnificent adaptation to his oeuvre (King Lear, 2009, etc.) with this stunning graphic retelling of Homer's epic. Read full book review >

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POE by Gareth Hinds
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Befittingly dark, atmospheric, and evocative. (Graphic adaptation. 12-adult)"
Graphic-novel veteran Hinds turns his astute eye to Poe's best-known tales. Read full book review >

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KING LEAR by Gareth Hinds
adapted by Gareth Hinds, illustrated by Gareth Hinds
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The story doesn't leap from page, but this is a remarkably rendered and worthwhile treatment of the tragedy. (Graphic drama. 13 & up)"
From an artist known for his vivid graphic-novel reworkings of Beowulf (2007) and The Merchant of Venice (2008) comes this nuanced adaptation of King Lear. Read full book review >

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THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS by M.L. Stedman
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A polished, cleverly constructed and very precisely calculated first novel."
The miraculous arrival of a child in the life of a barren couple delivers profound love but also the seeds of destruction. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"Brave and refreshingly open-minded."
The searching, intelligent account of a gay man's experiences growing away from God and into a thoughtful and humane atheist. Read full book review >