Search Results: "J. Fred Coots"


BOOK REVIEW

SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN by J. Fred Coots
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"The end effect is buoyantly boisterous, though the frenetic energy of the crowded illustrations may leave adults feeling as though they've eaten too much Christmas candy. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A large teddy bear is the narrating character in this big, bright, and busy rendition of the bouncy Christmas song. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

J by Howard Jacobson
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"A pleasure, as reading Jacobson always is—though much different from what we've come to expect, which is not at all a bad thing."
Jacobson (The Finkler Question, 2010, etc.), Britain's answer to Philip Roth, returns with an enigmatic tale of the near future.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IMAGINARY FRED by Eoin Colfer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"Not the solidest piece in the looking-for-a-friend genre. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An imaginary person has needs of his own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRED & EDIE by Jill Dawson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A riveting story, not so much because of its tragic dimensions, but because of the remarkable degree to which Edie rises from the page to tell her tortured tale. Can the movie version, to be released here this year, compare?
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A third novel from British poet and editor Dawson (the YA How Do I Look, 1991, etc.), shortlisted for the 2000 Whitbread and Orange Prizes and already a bestseller in the UK (30,000 copies thus far), works history and fiction seamlessly together in a complicated story of passion and murder that caused a sensation in England in 1922. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JEMIMA J by Jane Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2000

"Slightly unpredictable story development saves this from exactly duplicating the vast mound of similar feel-good modern fairy tales for women, but it lives in the same neighborhood."
An overweight woman turns from ugly duckling to swan in British novelist Green's American debut: a tale that offers plenty of engaging plot twists but not much substance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

J. EDEN by Kit Reed
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 1996

"Terrific takes on time's rush, with a touch of that personal enlightenment offered to a certain generation of moviegoers by The Big Chill—but less glib."
Reedian thoughts about life, marriage, middle age, and children when three couples, their kids, and a close friend spend the summer lumped together in a New England farmhouse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRED FORGETS by Jarvis
by Jarvis, illustrated by Jarvis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"Humorous but mean-spirited, this story about clever mind control that is only stopped by brute force is an unnecessary addition to the picture-book shelf. (Picture book. 4-6)"
An impish monkey gets a comeuppance when pal Fred wakes up to some not-so-subtle mental bullying. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOLA AND FRED by Christoph “Pül” Heuer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2006

"A sequel is in the offing. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Two earthbound buddies—a turtle and a frog, respectively—decide to take up flying in this wordless Swiss import. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OSCAR J by Sherlene Adolphe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"A compassionate guide that can help parents and kids with tough questions."
A debut book steers young readers and their families through experiences of loss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIREMAN FRED  by Lynn Rowe Reed
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"While the vocabulary is certainly easy and limited (alone and chief are the two hardest words), beginning readers will have heard enough stories about firefighters to spot the problems. (Early reader. 4-6)"
A title for beginning readers, this entry in the I Like to Read series follows Fireman Fred from the firehouse, out on a call and back again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DR. J by Karl Taro Greenfeld
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A good enough treatment of the phenomenon called 'Dr. J' and an especially thoughtful account of the man, Julius Erving."
The NBA's most transformative player submits an unusually revealing autobiography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

J. P. by John Mooers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2013

"A history buff's guilty pleasure, offering a behind-the-scenes peek into the world of a man whose impact on society lasts to this day."
A historical novel that paints an intimate portrait of J.P. Morgan, U.S. banker, financier and philanthropist. Read full book review >