Search Results: "Jago"


BOOK REVIEW

JAGO by Kim Newman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 15, 1993

"A shot at the transcendental, with fantasy to splurge."
Once again, Newman (The Night Mayor, 1990; Bad Dreams, 1991)- -in his best effort yet—strives to deepen the horror-novel genre, or give it new levels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE COVEN'S DAUGHTER by Lucy Jago
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 19, 2011

"It's only when we lose the witches that the story comes to life. (Historical fantasy. 10-14)"
Cecily Perryn, 13, a lowly poultry girl in 1596 England, discovers a jeweled pendant enclosing a woman's portrait in the Earl of Montacute's hencoops. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A fascinating picture of a scientist whose distinguished career deserves to be better known."
The awe-inspiring aurora borealis was, appropriately, first explained by a Norwegian scientist, whose story Jago sets forth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OH NO, JONAH! by Tilda Balsley
by Tilda Balsley, illustrated by Jago
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A rousing rendition of the familiar tale. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The story of Jonah and God's command to him to warn the misbehaving people of Ninevah is retold in a rhyming narrative that brings out the reluctant prophet's continual noncompliance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THANK YOU GOD by J. Bradley Wigger
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"God is not defined or delimited in any way, so that any believer might find a way to prayer in these words. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Simplicity made plain and lovely carries a nondenominational prayer of gratitude for all that is. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN AMBUSH OF TIGERS by Betsy R. Rosenthal
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2015

"Collective nouns have never been this much fun…or memorable. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Homonyms are used as mnemonic devices to help readers remember "A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALWAYS REMEMBER by Cece Meng
by Cece Meng, illustrated by Jago
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"Understated, unsentimental, and gently done. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Old Turtle dies, his friends remember. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MR. AESOP'S STORY SHOP by Aesop
by Aesop, adapted by Bob Hartman, illustrated by Jago
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"'Sticking to your goals may bring more success than being lazy with your talents.' (Fables. 5-9)"
"My name is Aesop! Once I was a slave. Now I am a free man. I have refreshments to sell and stories to tell." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NACHSHON, WHO WAS AFRAID TO SWIM by Deborah Bodin Cohen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Still, a good addition to the holiday canon. (Picture book/religion. 6-9)"
"Brave Nachshon," afraid only of swimming, and his family have been slaves in Egypt for generations. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYRON’S MAGIC COW by Marlene Newman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"A deft, daffy, thought-provoking debut for Newman. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In this faintly surreal urban episode, young Myron is unwillingly dispatched to buy a container of milk, and returns to his apartment with a huge cow—purchased from a glib blonde, who claims she bought it for a handful of beans before speeding away in a car with three bears. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SECRETS OF THE FIRE SEA by Stephen Hunt
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 27, 2012

"A slow-starting murder mystery that rapidly turns hyper-complicated and explosive, though for many readers the series remains very much an acquired taste."
Another entry in Hunt's steampunk/what-all series (The Rise of the Iron Moon, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >