Search Results: "James Matlack Raney"


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Released: Sept. 28, 2012

"A rip-roaring good tale for children of all ages."
When 11-year-old Jim Morgan's father is killed, he's determined to find out why and ends up on the run in 19th-century London in Raney's debut historical adventure novel. Read full book review >

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LORD OF THE WOLVES by James Matlack  Raney
Released: Oct. 26, 2016

"An action-packed and stirring tale of a heroic young wolf and his comrades facing a murderous pack."
In this middle-grade novel, a distinctive wolf pup and his siblings struggle to survive. Read full book review >

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Jim Morgan and the Pirates of the Black Skull by James Matlack  Raney
Released: Nov. 22, 2013

"A YA adventure that will likely charm many readers, regardless of age."
Young Jim Morgan returns to seek a powerful talisman and retribution against a malevolent pirate in Raney's (Jim Morgan and the King of Thieves, 2012) YA adventure sequel. Read full book review >

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Jim Morgan and the Door at the Edge of the World by James Matlack  Raney
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A riotously entertaining series closer that should appeal to fantasy-loving children of all ages."
A boy-pirate hero attempts to save the world in the high-spirited conclusion to Raney's (Jim Morgan and the Pirates of the Black Skull, 2013, etc.) middle-grade fantasy series. Read full book review >

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OLD THUNDER AND MISS RANEY by Sharon Darrow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Smaller sketches drawn to suggest old sepia photographs add to the bygone-days flavor of this triumphant, slightly tall whirlwind of a tale. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Young Raney Cloud's luck isn't all that turns around in this folksy debut. Read full book review >

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JAMES JOYCE by Alfonso Zapico
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 3, 2016

"A solid account of the development of a writer not easy to encapsulate."
A graphic biography of the literary master. Read full book review >

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C.L.R. JAMES by Kent Worcester
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"EWSLUGCLR James emerges from this engaging book as a man who lived his life fully and whose work is worthy of further study, and Worcester has done much to rescue his subject from oblivion."
Well-crafted biography of a man once characterized as ``the sharpest and most interesting mind that the British Caribbean has produced in three centuries of learning.'' Although the Trinidadian writer and activist Cyril Lionel Robert James (190189) was at the center of many political and literary movements in his time, he is little known today. ``By the 1960s,'' Worcester observes, ``he was an elder radical statesperson on several continents, famous for his writing and historical impact. Read full book review >

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JAMES DEAN by Val Holley
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 1995

"A biography by the numbers that never quite adds up. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
The author of this quotidian, excessively anecdotal life of James Dean has done a lot of research, but too rarely does he conjoin it with any real understanding. Read full book review >

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DEAR JAMES by Jon Hassler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1993

"Hassler satirizes both Minnesotan and European types, but his affection for his people is evident in the great good humor that's pervasive."
Hassler's seventh (North of Hope, 1990, etc.) again delivers the goods: this time, Agatha McGee (who first appeared in A Green Journey, 1985) travels to Italy to visit her old friend and pen-pal James, a Catholic priest. Read full book review >

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JAMES GANDOLFINI by Dan Bischoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Not the last word but an earnest, endearing homage to an outstanding actor."
A bittersweet biography of an intensely private artist. Read full book review >

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JENNIEMAE & JAMES by Brooke Newman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 30, 2010

"A low-key, sweet portrait of an unusual friendship. Jenniemae is a scene-stealer, though, and the strongest parts of the memoir focus on her and her community."
A grown daughter remembers her troubled, genius father's endearing friendship with their charismatic maid. Read full book review >