Search Results: "Jack D. Ferraiolo"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BIG SPLASH by Jack D. Ferraiolo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Matt Stevens may turn out to be a bankable franchise: His first-person present-tense narration carries in it echoes of Marlowe, and the simple plot makes some crafty twists and turns as it goes along. (Fiction. 9-11)"
Welcome to Franklin Middle School, where a junior gang of petty thieves and mobsters shakes kids down and humiliates them with water guns. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SIDEKICKS by Jack D. Ferraiolo
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Look for more twists than a pretzel factory and a possible sequel. (Superhero fantasy. 11-14)"
The author who made a splash with The Big Splash (2008) takes the "costumed superheroes" genre out for a joyride, and anyone who comes along will never read comics the same way again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK by F. Paul Wilson
Released: May 27, 2008

"Cracking good fun for teens. (Fiction. YA)"
The bestselling author of the Repairman Jack thriller series moves into the young-adult market with a prequel about the teenage Jack, who is just discovering his talents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK by Liesl Shurtliff
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Fans of retold fairy tales will be well-satisfied. (author's note) (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Boom! Boom! Boom! Giants are real! Jack sees them slide down from Above to raid his farm. Worse, they take his Papa. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK by Geoffrey Perret
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 30, 2001

"For a cradle-to-grave biography free of piety and pathography, start here. For fresh disclosures on this most intensely examined president, turn elsewhere."
An intriguing take on JFK? Yes. "A Life Like No Other"? Hype. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Clear prose, numerous photographs, thorough source notes, and a solid bibliography make this a fine biography for young readers and a worthwhile addition to biography collections. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
"Jack Kennedy's life was a gift, but one that was wrapped with many strings." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 9, 2004

"Detailed, mildly salacious, not especially moving or surprising."
Everything-but-the-kitchen-sink style portrait of the noted actor and unstoppable womanizer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK by Tomie dePaola
by Tomie dePaola, illustrated by Tomie dePaola
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Adults who have been through the ordeal of a fixer-upper may appreciate the ending more than kids, but everyone will enjoy the fun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A new tale from dePaola is always a reason to cheer, and this riff on "Jack" tale variants will bring smiles. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JACK by Rebecca Elgar
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Fun until the flaps wear off, which they may from the repeated work-outs this book is certain to enjoy. (Board book. 1-3)"
It's Jack the pup's birthday, and like any inquisitive youngster, he's trying to guess his presents' contents by their shapes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 12, 2001

"A moving reminder of the power of the human will."
A touching first-person account of a doughty political activist who walked from California to Washington, D.C., to promote campaign-finance reform. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

D-DAY by Antony Beevor
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Beevor gets better with each book."
The grand Allied invasion of Normandy had myriad ways to go wrong, writes historian Beevor (The Mystery of Olga Chekhova, 2004, etc.) in this skilled account. Miraculously, it did not. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHNNIE D. by Arthur Winfield Knight
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2000

"Baby Face Nelson, J. Edgar Hoover, the Woman in Red, and Dillinger himself provide the details surrounding the violent career and mysterious death of the man who was known across the nation as Public Enemy #1."
Johnnie D. ($22.95; Mar. 6; 224 pp.; 0-312-86759-X): A fictionalized biography of John Dillinger that pieces together the life story of the famed bank robber and desperado through a series of (imagined) interviews with his friends, partners in crime, victims, and pursuers. Read full book review >