Search Results: "Jamie H. Cockfield"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 30, 1998

"A sad and generally engrossing study."
A little-known story, largely overlooked by historians, about the fate of two brigades of Russian soldiers sent to fight on the western front in 1916. Read full book review >

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MILES TO GO by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"Here's hoping there are more roadtrips in his future. (Picture book. 3-6)"
This book proves that good things come in small packages. Read full book review >

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BUNNY VS. MONKEY by Jamie Smart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"More fun—and silliness—than a barrel of monkeys. (Graphic fantasy. 6-10)"
A gentle rabbit and his forest friends are thrown into upheaval when a mischievous monkey moves into their home. Read full book review >

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MISS MINGO WEATHERS THE STORM by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"The appealing story and wide array of weather facts make this a breath of fresh air to round out and add interest to weather units that are heavy in nonfiction titles. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A class hike to the weather observatory turns out to be more educational than anticipated for Miss Mingo and her eclectic group of students. Read full book review >

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BELLA'S BEST OF ALL by Jamie Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"Cute, but a miss nevertheless. (Picture book. 2-4)"
A little mouse compares her things to her mother's, and all but one come up short. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WAGON TRAIN 911 by Jamie Gilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"It's usually to an author's credit to render such a realistic picture of school, but in this case the authenticity—with a predictable plot to boot—is numbing. (Fiction. 10-12)"
When the whole fifth grade embarks on a two-week simulation of a wagon train, Dinah is paired with Orin, a boy she despises, and grouped with an unpleasantly contentious bunch of children who seem set on ruining the game with their constant bickering. Read full book review >

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THE EDGE OF THE CRAZIES by Jamie Harrison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 2, 1995

"Harrison's debut will have you checking the schedule for the next train back to Blue Deer. (Author tour)"
``Blue Deer had always boasted a high rate of insanity,'' reflects archeologist-turned-sheriff Jules Clement, and it's no idle boast. Read full book review >

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AN UNFORTUNATE PRAIRIE OCCURRENCE by Jamie Harrison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Harrison (Going Local, 1996, etc.) makes it all deliciously worthwhile in the most resonant and tightly controlled yet of her three bountifully plotted high-country idylls."
Jules Clement can't help feeling that October is too early to worry about serious snow or comical crime. Read full book review >

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I WANT TO SHOW YOU MORE by Jamie Quatro
Released: March 5, 2013

"Bizarre."
A debut collection of short stories by Quatro that's more confusing than profound. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2011

"A complex portrait of Venezuela's people, poverty and promise."
A raw, uncut journey into the wilds of Venezuela. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KILBRACK by Jamie O’Neill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"O'Neill again proves himself one of Ireland's finest writer."
The pastoral image of rural Ireland is roasted over a slow fire in this inventive black comedy, a 1990 novel by the Irish author of the 2002 critical success At Swim, Two Boys. Read full book review >