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

SWEENEY'S RUN by Jack D. Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 1992

"Rattles along pleasantly enough."
An intelligence officer, out of work thanks to the New World Order, goes free-lance to find out why an old associate took the trouble to crawl into his bathroom before expiring of multiple bullet wounds. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 2, 2002

"Useful mainly for Civil War buffs who want to learn more about the maritime component of the struggle."
An able if often stiff chronicle of the Civil War as it was fought on oceans, lakes, and rivers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2000

"An illuminating portrait of the Civil War, seen from an unusual perspective."
Psychiatrist Lowry (Tarnished Eagles, not reviewed) and physician Welsh (Medicine/Univ. of Oklahoma) sift through the 80,000 court-martial transcripts in the National Archives to produce one of the few recent Civil War histories based on original research. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLINGSHOT by Jack D. Hunter
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"All right, the characters, from barefoot millionaire Coop on down, have no more depth than Popsicle sticks, but wily old pro Hunter (Sweeney's Run, 1992, etc.) knows how to keep things hot for them."
What makes this whodunit more, or different, than a whodunit is that whoever killed journalist Matt Cooper's father may be out to overthrow the US government as well. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FIRE! by Joy Masoff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"For browsing or for research, this book is full of serious information served up in an exciting format. (diagrams, index) (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
Masoff's first book overflows with childlike fascination for the subject of firefighting. Read full book review >

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WHAT GOES AROUND
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack

Cover Story: Viking Cute
BFF Charm: Roger Murtaugh
Swoonworthy Scale: 2
Talky Talk: Real Boy
Bonus Factor: Unexpected Friendships
Relationship Status: Maybe in a Few Years 

Cover Story: Viking Cute

A cutesy viking is kind of an oxymoron when you think about the actual history of vikings, but this one with ...


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BOOK REVIEW

FISH ON A DISH! by Jack Tickle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Bouncy underwater fun. (Picture book. 2-5) "
A trio of peppy penguins has a surprisingly hard time catching a fish for dinner. Read full book review >