Search Results: "Jackie Townsend"


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THE ABSENCE OF EVELYN by Jackie Townsend
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2017

"A careful examination of family ties with an international flavor."
A mother and daughter make separate journeys and come to new understandings about themselves and their relationships in Townsend's (Imperfect Pairings, 2013, etc.) novel.Read full book review >

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IMPERFECT PAIRINGS by Jackie Townsend
Released: May 17, 2013

"A pleasant read, rich in cultural ethos, but with little character depth."
Townsend's (Reel Life, 2012) second novel presents a portrait of two clashing cultures, embodied in the relationship between a career-minded American woman and a conflicted Italian man. Read full book review >

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REEL LIFE by Jackie Townsend
Released: Feb. 22, 2012

"A realistic, moving chronicle of the evolving relationship between sisters."
Two sisters travel a rocky path to self-fulfillment—watching some movies along the way—in this reflective debut novel. Read full book review >

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MR. BALL MAKES A TO-DO LIST by Michael Townsend
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A wild romp, with the volume turned up to 11. (Graphic early reader. 5-7)"
A manic Pac-Man lookalike loves making to-do lists, but he has a certain amount of trouble (read: major difficulties) following through. Read full book review >

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MR. BALL by Michael Townsend
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Expect more from this Pac Man-esque hero and his band of friends. (Graphic fantasy. 5-8)"
Mr. Ball's egg-cellent adventure just may leave him cracked. Read full book review >

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MONKEY & ELEPHANT'S WORST FIGHT EVER! by Michael Townsend
ANIMALS
Released: March 8, 2011

"The heavy-line cartoon illustrations populated by simple, rubber-limbed characters relate the instructive tale with pitch-perfect notes of humor and silliness that never approach the didactic. (Picture book. 4-8)"
One evening, Monkey decides to surprise his best friend, Elephant, with a tray of cupcakes. Read full book review >

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KIT FEENY by Michael Townsend
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Lame-tastic! (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
Kit Feeny and Arnold are best friends. Read full book review >

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AMAZING GREEK MYTHS OF WONDER AND BLUNDERS by Michael Townsend
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Mighty 12: Superheroes of Greek Myth, illustrated by P. Craig Russell (2008). (Graphic mythology. 10-13)"
From the tale of doomed lovers Pyramus and Thisbe to the Labors of Hercules, nine oft-retold myths get an off-the-wall graphic-novel treatment. Read full book review >

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SAINT MONKEY by Jacinda Townsend
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 24, 2014

"Townsend has attempted a big-canvas novel, but it's only in the close-knit Mt. Sterling neighborhood that she seems at home."
The friendship between two black teenage girls in Kentucky flags when one of them moves to Harlem in this low-energy first novel. Read full book review >

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CUTE & CUTER by Michael Townsend
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 11, 2013

"Cute overload. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Janie Jane's birthday presents are cute—and in competition for her attention. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2012

"A selective but revealing collection of presidential thises and thats, which put an appealingly human face on the executive branch. (Graphic nonfiction. 8-12)"
Townsend brings his high spirits and hijinks to bear, in comic-book format, on the life and responsibilities of the United States president. Read full book review >