Search Results: "Jane Sutton"


BOOK REVIEW

SUTTON by J.R. Moehringer
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A captivating and absorbing read."
A "non-fiction novel" that takes us far beyond Willie Sutton's clever one-liners about banks and deeply into his life. Read full book review >

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SUTTON IMPACT by Ward Sutton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2005

"Passionate to a fault, in a way that's inspiring even as it becomes furiously repetitive."
The noted cartoonist's first collection renders modern politics as lamentable spectacle. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2010

"Flashes of originality, wit and vivid imagery bring the story to life intermittently, but the distracting improbabilities pull readers out of the story again and again. (author's note) (Fiction. 15 & up)"
Retelling a classic as contemporary fiction is a tricky business, as demonstrated in this uneven rendering of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre as chick lit. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A respectful, exciting and disarming update of one of the last century's most oft-told tales."
The old "Me Tarzan, You Jane" dynamic established in Johnny Weismuller movies gets a radical update by shining the spotlight on adventuress Jane Porter. Read full book review >

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ESTHER'S HANUKKAH DISASTER by Jane Sutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Not a great choice for this year's holiday list. (author's note) (Picture book. 3-6)"
Esther the gorilla chooses a batch of inappropriate Hanukkah gifts in this misguided tale. Read full book review >

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THE TROUBLE WITH CAULIFLOWER by Jane Sutton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Spirited watercolor-and-pencil illustrations are full of movement and humor, and the text is freshly funny right up to the hilarious last line. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A delightful tale about the mysterious relationship between food and fortune. Read full book review >

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DON’T CALL ME SIDNEY by Jane Sutton
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2010

"Gallio's muted and stylish acrylic-and-collage illustrations add a spark of whimsy and fun to what might otherwise have been a pedestrian piggy parable. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Sidney the pig discovers that he is quite a poet when he pens a verse for his best friend, Gabie the duck, on her birthday. Read full book review >

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WISTERIA JANE by Amber Harris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A valuable lesson about tact for any age. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little girl who takes telling the truth too far learns to temper her tongue and make up with a friend. Read full book review >

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JANE & MIZMOW by Matthew S.  Armstrong
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A whimsical, gentle reminder that even the best friendships occasionally wobble, especially if a quirky, but endearing monster's involved. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A little girl and her rather unusual pal quarrel, but they know just how to make up, too, in this charming paean to friendship. Read full book review >

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JANE ADDAMS by Louise W. Knight
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 6, 2010

"A sympathetic portrait of—and tribute to—a brave and committed human being."
Biography of social reformer and peace activist Jane Addams (1860-1935). Read full book review >

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JANE EYRE by Amy Corzine
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Distinctly subpar. (Graphic classic. 13 & up)"
Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre may seem a fairly innocuous choice for a graphic-novel adaption, but Corzine proves otherwise. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 13, 2006

"Still, it's an important work that will introduce an important American to a new generation of readers. (afterword, bibliography, acknowledgments, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In her day, Addams was one of the most famous women in America and was known around the world as a social activist, a pacifist, the author of 11 books and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Read full book review >