Search Results: "Jake Palmer"


BOOK REVIEW

THE GIRL WHO WOULDN'T BRUSH HER HAIR by Kate Bernheimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Imaginative fun for all. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When an imaginative, stubborn little girl refuses to brush her hair, strange consequences ensue. Read full book review >

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LITTLE BOT AND SPARROW by Jake Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Dreaming keeps memories alive for a very special robot in this sweet, quiet tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A mechanical-avian friendship is an endearing one. Read full book review >

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MISSILE MOUSE by Jake Parker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Intelligent space opera and a realistically rounded hero will have young fans of the future demanding the next volume. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
When his mission to recover an ancient star compass goes wrong, intrepid Galactic Security Agent Missile Mouse finds himself saddled with a partner. Read full book review >

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THE WOMPANANNY WITCHES MAKE ONE MEAN PIZZA by Jennie  Palmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Pair with a pie for one mean—er, make that nice—storytime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two recluse witch chefs with a passion for pizza come out from behind their pizza oven…and survive the wild neighborhood kids. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1998

"There's plenty here for budding Hitchcocks and Spielbergs to unearth in the name of lights, camera, and special-effects action. (index) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Lavish full-color spreads reveal the secrets behind Hollywood's special effects in this oversized book, where actors fly, vanish, or turn into aliens through the use of pulley systems, blue-screen backgrounds, and elaborate make-up. Read full book review >

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BOURGEOIS BLUES by Jake Lamar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Painful and illuminating, and a far more perceptive look at the black bourgeois experience than Stephen L. Carter's Reflections Of An Affirmative Action Baby (p. 902)."
Growing up in the black middle class and attending Harvard, Lamar, a former associate editor at Time, had a foot in two worlds and feared he ``was terminally ambivalent.'' That ambivalence, as evident in this captivating memoir, seems rooted in Lamar's relationship with his domineering, abusive father. Read full book review >

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NOTHING HAPPENED AND THEN IT DID by Jake Silverstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"The juxtaposition of fact and fiction makes an engaging game of each piece, while Silverstein's eye for oblique detail and an accessible style in the tradition of adventurer-journalists like Samuel Clemens, Susan Orlean and Hunter S. Thompson brings him journalistic success where he claims to fail."
A frustrated journalist goes where nothing happens, theorizing that when something does, he'll be there to get the scoop, in this Quixotic quest for the meaning of truth and untruth. Read full book review >

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THE KNOTTED STRINGS by Jake Page
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1995

"Only the ending—revealing a murderer who manages to be at once obvious and obscure—is a letdown."
When Hollywood director Andrew Pindaric's movie about the 1680 Pueblo rebellion is disrupted by the deaths of two governors, the murder of the celluloid governor—leading man Gregorio Velasquez, who plays the Spanish colonial ruler against whom the Pueblos revolted—raises hackles and fears around the shoot. Read full book review >

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IN THE MOMENT by Olivia Jake
ROMANCE

"An appealing, effortless erotic tale geared toward contemporary women."
Samantha Davis, an alpha female who runs her own advertising firm, meets her match in her latest client, a domineering Frenchman who seduces her into submission in Jake's debut erotic romance. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 10, 2007

"An astute look at the mighty vortex of fame, which this author believes will only get more powerful."
NPR commentator Halpern (Braving Home, 2003) investigates the psychological and societal forces behind America's growing addiction to celebrity. Read full book review >