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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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

SIGHTLINES by Kathleen Jamie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"A lyrical work of profound insight."
A Scottish poet's eloquent meditations on nature and on the art of observing the world around her "even when there's nothing much to see." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"It's difficult to imagine the average home cook not gaining wisdom, skill and confidence from this worthy addition to the Oliver Empire."
"I'm too busy." "It's too expensive." "I don't know how." Celebrity chef and author Oliver (Jamie's Food Revolution, 2011, etc.) doesn't want to hear your excuses for not preparing home-cooked meals. None of them are true anyway, and he sets out to prove it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

GOING LOCAL by Jamie Harrison
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 18, 1996

"Still, this second helping of Blue Deer madness will keep you cheering Absaroka County's status as Montana's murder capital while you're waiting for the franchise's next move."
It's his first day back on the job after getting shot at the climax of The Edge of the Crazies (1995), and already Absaroka County Sheriff Jules Clement has to tangle with two more homicides: environmental lawyer Otto Scobey and his girlfriend, Blue Deer bookkeeper Bonnie Siskowitz, the two of them run down in their snappy little tent and then dumped, Saab, tent, and all, into a convenient reservoir. Read full book review >