Search Results: "Jack Pendarvis"


BOOK REVIEW

MOVIE STARS by Jack Pendarvis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2016

"There are ghosts, too. At least, they seem like ghosts. Maybe they're just wacky neighbors."
This collection of droll, wicked, and sometimes painfully funny stories, pastiches, and comic interludes could more appropriately have been titled something like "Stellar Screw-Ups On Parade." Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2005

"Satire both hilarious and profound, peppered with a few near-misses that border on the glib."
Comic Southern writer's debut collection presents a sardonic view of the tics and foibles of the odd, inept, unhappy and underemployed. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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HI, JACK! by Mac Barnett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Jack may be naughty, but he is good for new readers. Happily, Jack has two more adventures planned for May 2018. (Early reader. 4-8)"
A new early-reader series by award-winning picture-book creators introduces a mischievous monkey named Jack and his dog, Rex. Read full book review >

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JACK 1939 by Francine Mathews
Released: July 12, 2012

"A bold concept, poorly executed by this veteran thriller writer (Blown, 2005, etc.)."
FDR recruits a young Jack Kennedy to do some sleuthing in Europe on the eve of World War II. Read full book review >

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BLACK JACK by Charles R. Smith Jr.
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2010

"The title pages and final spread show Johnson, backlit by a powerful sun, the perfect visual metaphor for the hope he gave to black Americans of his time. (author's note, bibliography) (Picture book/biography. 5-10)"
Through poetry, quotations and some prose, the life of one of boxing's most important stars is celebrated, from his youth as the victim of bullies to the 1908 championship bout against a white fighter that made him a legend. Read full book review >