Search Results: "Jamie Mason"


BOOK REVIEW

MASON by Thomas Pendleton
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: July 1, 2008

"A suspenseful blend of realism and the supernatural, this compulsive read should appeal to a wide array of teens—just be sure to warn them not to make any plans for a couple of hours. (Suspense. YA)"
A startlingly edgy story about a developmentally disabled boy who possesses a terrifying power. Read full book review >

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JAMIE by Clare Jarrett
by Clare Jarrett, illustrated by Clare Jarrett
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"A particularly affectionate tale, full of tenderness and caring for its quaintly absurd bird and her caregivers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The surprise of caring for a strange animal is jovially chronicled in this sweet intergenerational offering. Read full book review >

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CHATTERBOX JAMIE by Nancy Evans Cooney
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1993

"A drama that many young ones will recognize as just their size. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Jamie is full of questions at home; but when he starts nursery school, he clams up—totally. Read full book review >

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THREE GRAVES FULL by Jamie Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Mason's written a dandy of a first outing with not a single boring moment."
Mason's quirky debut novel deftly weaves dark humor into a plot that's as complicated as a jigsaw puzzle but more fun to put together. Read full book review >

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CARRYING MASON by Joyce Magnin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A quiet coming-of-age tale with heart offers a fresh look at mentally disabled adults. (Fiction. 10-15)"
Initially, all 13-year-old Luna asks is that she be allowed to be a pall bearer for her best friend, Mason. Read full book review >

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MASON & DIXON by Thomas Pynchon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 1997

"Reading Pynchon may be likened to what one of his characters says here about deciphering the 'equation' presented by the stars in their courses: 'A lonely, uncompensated, perhaps even impossible Task,—yet some of us must be ever seeking it, I suppose.'"
Ever since Gravity's Rainbow (1973), which shared a National Book Award and was given, then denied a Pulitzer Prize (on account of its "obscenity"), it's been obvious, even to much of the so-called literary establishment, that Thomas Pynchon is one of our contemporary classics: a true polymath, formidably learned and technically unparalleled, who understands as few of his readers can the essential symbiosis between C.P. Snow's "two cultures" of science and technology. Read full book review >

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MASON DIXON:  BASKETBALL DISASTERS by Claudia Mills
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 12, 2012

"Altogether, this is an amusing if undemanding account of the typical fourth-grade problems the athletically ungifted face as they make their way through school. (Fiction. 8-11)"
Fourth grader Mason Dixon, in his third series outing, earnestly stumbles from one potential disaster to another, many involving his total basketball ineptitude. Read full book review >

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WHAT JAMIE SAW by Carolyn Coman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"It's a profound characterization and a remarkable achievement in a book about ordinary people trying to put their lives in order. (Fiction. 8-10)"
An extremely intimate narrative about Jamie, nine, that opens in the middle of a traumatic scene-his mother's lover throws Jamie's baby half-sister across the room, and his mother catches her and then closely follows the state of the boy's soul as he, his mother, and the baby move out of the house and into a trailer on top of a mountain. Read full book review >

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LORETTA MASON POTTS by Mary Chase
Released: Sept. 22, 1958

<p>Into the closet and over the bridge to a lilliputian land of elegant nobility go the perfectly normal Mason family. Read full book review >

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LOOKING FOR JAMIE BRIDGER by Nancy Springer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 1995

"A solid plot, strong characterizations, and the unexpected ending makes this a page-turner and a half. (Fiction. 12+)"
A suspenseful story about a feisty teen who insists on finding her roots in the face of adult duplicity and obstinacy. Read full book review >

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CLARA MASON FOX by Lorraine Passero
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 12, 2013

"An unusual, engaging historical biography of a California artist."
A beautifully illustrated book by a former teacher that sheds light on the intriguing life of a pioneer woman. Read full book review >

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JAMIE AND ANGUS TOGETHER by Anne Fine
ADVENTURE
Released: July 1, 2007

"With language suitable for good second-grade readers as well as a younger audience, these stories can stand on their own or lead readers and listeners back to the first volume. (Fiction. 5-7)"
Six self-contained chapters illustrate the strong friendship between nursery-school-aged Jamie and his stuffed Highland bull, Angus. Read full book review >