Search Results: "Jacqueline Jules"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Lottman does his best to inject a bit of drama into his subject's rather quiet life, examining every small incident he can unearth, but in the end there is little here to keep even the most dedicated Verne fan awake."
An unsurprising biography of one of the founding fathers of science fiction, by a specialist in French literature and culture. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"B&w photos, engravings, etc.—very dark; bibliography (a dozen books, undifferentiated between sources and books for young readers); notes; index. (Nonfiction. 11+)"
At 22, Verne was so poor that his dinner often consisted of prunes; by the time he was 50, he was rich and widely lauded. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 15, 1965

"Good point, good book."
This is an excellent biography of the Frenchman who masterminded the 19th century classics of science fiction and whose imaginative projections of submarine life and aerial conquest have become matters of fact in the mid-20th century. Read full book review >

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DROP BY DROP by Jacqueline Jules
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Even those not familiar with Rabbi Akiva's monumental achievements will be moved by his devotion to learning and his wife's loving encouragement. (author's note) (Picture book/religion. 5-8)"
A devoted wife is the inspiration behind a noted scholar of Judaism. Read full book review >

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MY FAMILY ADVENTURE by Jacqueline Jules
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"In all, Sofia is a likable new protagonist to add to the lineup of chapter-book heroines. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Everyday stories reminiscent of Ramona in an early chapter book. Read full book review >

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WHAT A WAY TO START A NEW YEAR! by Jacqueline Jules
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"A useful addition to the Rosh Hashana shelf. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Starting the Jewish New Year in a new city without friends or extended relatives is tough for Harry and his family, until the generous welcome by their new community known as the mitzvah of hachnasat orchim makes a significant difference. Read full book review >

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DUCK FOR TURKEY DAY by Jacqueline Jules
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Does only half the job. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In Tuyet's elementary-school classroom the days leading up to Thanksgiving—Turkey Day, as Mrs. Cook calls it—are full of turkeys: in songs, crafts and stories. Read full book review >

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FEATHERS FOR PEACOCK by Jacqueline Jules
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2016

"It's a charming tale of generosity that, one hopes, will drive readers to also seek its traditional inspiration. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A wintry tale of how the peacock got his colorful feathers and of the power of kindness. Read full book review >

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ZAPATO POWER by Jacqueline Jules
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2010

"An unusually appealing early chapter book. (Fiction. 6-9)"
When a mysterious gift turns out to be superpowered purple sneakers, Freddie Ramos looks for ways to be a superhero. Read full book review >

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ABRAHAM’S SEARCH FOR GOD by Jacqueline Jules
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"A promising presentation for early childhood religious instruction. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Thousands of years ago in the city of Ur, a boy named Abraham questions his people's worship of idols and wonders if another force in nature could be the one true God. Read full book review >

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JACQUELINE BOUVIER KENNEDY ONASSIS by Donald Spoto
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 10, 2000

"Uncritical, unoriginal, sometimes downright sappy—just like most love letters. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Celebrity biographer Spoto (Notorious: The Life of Ingrid Bergman, 1997, etc.) glides smoothly across the silken surface of the life of one of this century's most famous women. Read full book review >

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MIRIAM IN THE DESERT by Jacqueline Jules
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"They effectively match the original and simple dialogue-driven text. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Miriam, Moses's sister, is featured in the fourth in Jules's Bible series, offering encouragement and guidance to the Israelites as they continue their seemingly endless thirst- and hunger-filled journey through the desert following their escape from Egypt. Read full book review >