Search Results: "Jan Jutte"


BOOK REVIEW

OLD ROBERT AND THE SEA-SILLY CATS by Barbara Joose
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 12, 2012

"An entertaining voyage of imagination with engaging, eccentric companions. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Appealing illustrations and a cheerful, rhythmic text turn a (potentially) slight oddity into a quirky charmer. Read full book review >

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SLEEPOVER AT GRAMMA’S HOUSE by Barbara Joosse
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2010

"A sweet theme, but the gentle rhymes and less-frenetic pace of Mary Ann Hoberman's I'm Going to Grandma's, illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke (2007), may be more suitable for younger listeners. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A young elephant child says goodbye to all that is familiar and "in the regular place" and sets off to Gramma's. Read full book review >

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ROAWR!  by Barbara Joosse
by Barbara Joosse, illustrated by Jan Jutte
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"Liam's unconscious is a distinctly more fearful place than Max's, marking this as not for the easily frightened. (Picture book. 4-6)"
"One dark and snarly night" Liam, whose father is away, attempts to fend off the bear he imagines is threatening his sleeping mother. Read full book review >

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NURSE JAN by Ann Jasper
Released: Jan. 4, 2013

"A predictable story that's enjoyable enough for readers interested in medicine."
A fictionalized account of the author's experiences in nursing school during the 1950s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SWAN’S CHILD by Sjoerd Kuyper
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2006

"Meant to comfort and present readers with the image of the circle of life, this confusing tale is simply maudlin. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Jonathan Livingston Seagull meets greeting-card platitudes in this import. Read full book review >

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JAN ORMEROD'S TO BABY WITH LOVE by Jan Ormerod
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"A feast of bright yet subtle color and bold design, just right for introducing the youngest to some familiar animals while tickling their ears with contagious rhymes and their minds with a few simple concepts. (Picture book. 1-5)"
An artist known especially for her exquisite draughtsmanship visualizes five familiar nursery pieces in vibrant paint set off by brilliant white. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SINS AND NEEDLES by Monica Ferris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2006

"Betsy, who's growing as a character, gets an especially interesting case this time."
A search for a birth mother provides the impetus for a murder in Minnesota. Read full book review >

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TROUBLED WATERS by Carolyn Wheat
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Required reading for anybody who remembers the '60s—or anybody who's forgotten them."
The shocking resurfacing of a long-vanished fugitive—Cass Jameson's old friend and fellow-activist Jan Gebhardt turns herself in to the authorities—yanks Cass out of her New York orbit to the side of her quadriplegic brother in Ohio and back in time to 1982, when Ron Jameson allegedly drove his van to the spot where Jan executed a federal agent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEANT TO BE by Rita Coburn Whack
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 2002

"Well-written though oft-told, and interrupted much too often by a confused spirituality."
Jan Campbell is an excellent student and devoted churchgoer—until she scandalizes the Baptist congregation by saying "nobody should hold a child back from God. . . ." Read full book review >

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I WILL TRY by Marilyn Janovitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"This cheery selection will bring feelings of accomplishment and security to new readers and budding gymnasts alike. (Picture book/early reader. 2-5)"
This girl is ready for a challenge! Read full book review >