Search Results: "Janet Hamlin"


BOOK REVIEW

JACK HORNER by Don Lessem
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 27, 1994

"This book pulls it off splendidly. (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
The biggest thing this biography has going for it is the undeniable appeal of its subject: John R. Horner, chief curator of paleontology at the University of Montana and scientific adviser to the film Jurassic Park (now there's a handy hook for getting young readers' attention). Read full book review >

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PLANET JANET by Dyan Sheldon
FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"But it will certainly find an audience. (Fiction. 12+)"
An utterly self-absorbed British teen scrivens her frustrations with the rest of the world in her slang-filled diary, all the while blissfully ignorant of the real chaos around her. Read full book review >

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JANET RENO by Paul Anderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 24, 1994

"A solid introduction to an American original, written with journalistic verve."
A lively, balanced portrait of the nation's first woman attorney general, by a Miami Herald reporter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Elucidating, descriptive and full of details to fascinate, if it lacks the artistry of such other flights as Airport, by Byron Barton. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What is it like to fly in a plane? Read full book review >

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PLANET JANET IN ORBIT by Dyan Sheldon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"A glossary of Briticisms at the end helps with the translation. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Summer has finally arrived and Janet is prepared to leave her Dark Phase behind and enjoy her summer, but not if her mother (Mad Cow) has anything to do with it. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Well-researched, but vulgar and plodding."
Bloated, stumbling account of Janet Auchincloss, her family, and the social world that produced Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Natalia Murray, who wrote a more guarded account of her relationship with Flanner in Darlinghissima (1985), would probably be disconcerted by this one; to Flanner's many admirers it will be both revealing and gratifying. (8 pages b&w photos)"
A thoughtful portrait of two forceful, talented women, their lives while together and apart, and their enormous impact on the life and career of the author. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"A fairly commonplace tale of one actor's coming-of-age—disappointingly, though, his acting career only makes a guest appearance."
A comic memoir recounting the obstacles one man endured on his quest to become an actor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 17, 1986

"The writing is smooth and the characters appealing."
This companion volume to Karen Kepplewhite is the World's Best Kisser takes another breezy look at preteen life. Read full book review >

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THE TALE OF TAM LINN by Lari Don
retold by Lari Don, illustrated by Philip Longson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2014

"A traditional Scots tale served up both fresh and freshly illustrated. (Picture book/folk tale. 7-9)"
The captive knight's rescuer comes off as particularly fierce and courageous in this retelling of the old Scottish border ballad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEAD IS A KILLER TUNE by Marlene Perez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"A solid continuation with an ending that promises further growth in characters and overarching storylines. (Paranormal suspense. 10-16) "
A Battle of the Bands brings a magical music menace to Nightshade, and Jessica and her friends must stop it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOUDINI by Janet Pedersen
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Emotionally and artistically, it's Houdini's perspective, with his earnest exuberance, that steals the show. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Houdini the caterpillar is destined for greatness. Read full book review >