Search Results: "James Skofield"


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BEAR AND BIRD by James Skofield
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2014

"A good title to share when talking about death with children. (Picture book. 4 -7)"
Old Bear and baby Bird become close friends. Read full book review >

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DETECTIVE DINOSAUR UNDERCOVER by James Skofield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"With a pronunciation guide for those tongue-twisting dinosaur names, this accessible and super-silly romp will be a boost for those about to embark on the next level for chapter books. (Early reader. 4-7)"
Detective Dinosaur, showcased in his third entry in the I Can Read! series, is the same charming numbskull readers have come to love. Read full book review >

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SHOOTING STARS EVERYWHERE by Martina Wildner
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 14, 2006

Translated smoothly from German, Wildner presents an intimate two-and-a-half-week slice of Victor's life in Berlin, beginning on his 13th birthday, when he receives a mysterious riddle that triggers a series of dark events in his neighborhood. Read full book review >

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HOW I BECAME AN AMERICAN by Karin Gundisch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Gündisch's research and use of primary sources serves her well; the result is believable, interesting, and entertaining. (Fiction. 9-12)"
During the early days of the 20th century, Mama asks Johann to write the story of their journey from Germany to America because she wants all the children to remember everything they lived through. 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 >