Search Results: "Jack Kent"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SIMPLE PRINCE by Jack Kent
Released: Sept. 1, 1978

"The story is brisk and simple, but not much comes of it."
An idle prince who simply claps his hands for service decides to go off and lead the simple life in the house of a poor farmer. Read full book review >

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SNOOPING OUT STORIES WITH JACK
by Julie Danielson

I’ve probably said this before right here at my Kirkus blog, so I apologize for any redundancy, but it is a spectacular thing to hear award-winning author Jack Gantos give a presentation. Anywhere. I always want to stand up when he’s done, and (complete with lots of fist pumps) yell, “Now, that is why I chose to work in the ...


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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

GO TO JAIL! by Peter Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1998

"It's odd and fascinating material, if a bit antiseptic. (Picture book. 8-12)"
Kent's handsomely drawn book introduces prisons of every crank and radius: prisons without walls (Devil's Island, Siberia); prisons little but walls (the Bastille, the Tower of London); prisons for the most notorious criminals (Alcatraz); prisons for folks who had committed no crime, other than being on the wrong side (prisoner-of-war camps, e.g., Stalag Luft III); and oddball prisons (a hole in the ground, a hollow tree). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PETER KENT’S CITY ACROSS TIME by Peter Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"An annotated list of archeology websites extends the experience. (Informational picture book. 9-11)"
In minutely detailed cross-sections, Kent traces the history of a generic European settlement from prehistoric times through the 21st century and beyond, to a speculative, pastoral distant future. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HIDDEN UNDER THE GROUND by Peter Kent
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Although the sewers and dungeons depicted are suspiciously clean and well-lighted, children who find the art of Stephen Biesty too busy to follow will enjoy these more orderly visual excursions. (Picture book. 7-9)"
This quick tour of subterranean spaces—caves to badger setts, sewers to subways—features simplified cross-sections scattered with rocks, tree roots, bones, rubbish, small cartoon figures, and captions of one or two sentences. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHANGER'S KEY by Kent Davis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Piracy, pyrotechnics, prison—prodigious.(Fantasy. 10-13)"
It's what inside that counts—particularly when it's a ciphered secret hidden in your blood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVENTIDE by Kent Haruf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 9, 2004

"Melancholy truths set to gorgeous melody."
Haruf sings the second verse of his moving hymn to life on America's great plains. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT by Gordon Kent
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 1999

"But this is a heartfelt first adventure as well, treating duty, honor, and commitment with such unabashed seriousness that readers may be led into rethinking them."
An impressive debut about a young naval intelligence officer who pursues his father's murderer with Hamlet-like passion. Read full book review >

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OUR SOULS AT NIGHT by Kent Haruf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2015

"Those who have been immersed in Holt since Plainsong(1999) will appreciate one last visit."
A sweet love story about the twilight years. Read full book review >