Search Results: "James Matlack Raney"


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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 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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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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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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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 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 >

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JAMES MONROE by Gary Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2005

"A well-written, useful précis of Monroe's life and career."
A nearly forgotten president comes in for soft-spoken tribute, courtesy of one-time U.S. Senator Hart (The Fourth Power, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1997

"In an afterword, Jacobs describes his contact with one of Printer's books, an encounter that only makes this novel more vital. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Jacobs (Sleepers, Wake, 1991) makes clear the tragedy of an artist inhibited by the circumstances of his birth in this unusual historical novel, set during a brutal English-Indian war in 17th-century Massachusetts. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Too bad his biographer can't claim the same. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Novick, who previously dissected the life of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. Read full book review >