Search Results: "Jason Brougham"


BOOK REVIEW

INSIDE DINOSAURS by Andra Serlin Abramson
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"New York's American Museum of Natural History gets several plugs in the main narrative and the closing, multimedia resource list (two of the authors are employees), but that won't limit the audience for this above-average series entry. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
Aimed directly at confirmed young dino-fans, this pleasantly specific overview covers not only the dinosaurs' distinctive physical characteristics (the authors include modern birds in the group) but the work of paleontologists in both field and lab, the types and typical life cycles of what are carefully dubbed "non-avian" dinos within each "clade," the mass extinction of 65,000,000 years ago (properly noted as likely due to several causes, not just an asteroid impact) and how new discoveries have refined theories about wings and feathers. Read full book review >

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SAVING JASON by Michael Sears
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"You don't need a background in economics to get drawn into this thriller, but it probably helps."
Sophisticated sleuth Jason Stafford gets drawn into a mysterious corporate takeover plot in Sears' (Long Way Down, 2015, etc.) latest high-finance thriller.Read full book review >

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JASON & KYRA by Dana Davidson
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2004

"Suffering without a strong story or inspired writing, Davidson's debut misses its mark. (Fiction. 12+)"
An improbable romance blossoms between two African-American students: Jason Vincent, basketball star and one of the most popular guys in school, and intelligent, but inexperienced Kyra Evans. Read full book review >

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JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS by Robert Byrd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A fine first introduction to an age-old tale of travel, adventure, and heroism. (Mythology. 6-9)"
Murder, intrigue, betrayal, patricide, regicide, and more constitute Jason's epic quest for the Golden Fleece. Read full book review >

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JASON RAT-A-TAT by Colby Rodowsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 8, 2002

With some help from a perceptive grandpa, the unathletic middle child in a sports-centered family finds his bliss. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"For committed conservative Christian audiences. (Christian science fiction. 12 & up)"
An imaginative science-fiction premise and a well-drawn, affecting character struggle to overcome heavy-handed religious proselytizing in this uneven suspense tale. Read full book review >

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VOYAGE WITH JASON by Ken Catran
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2006

"This first U.S. edition of an award-winner will please fans of tales featuring manly men and courageous deeds. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Kiwi author Catran offers a melodramatic retelling of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece, seen through the eyes of a cabin boy. Read full book review >

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JASON AND THE BARD by Kate Gilmore
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"Few readers will have enough familiarity with Shakespeare to enjoy the verbal sparring and the angst; those who do know him aren't likely to have much patience with the rest of the story. (Fiction. 12+)"
A third from Gilmore (Enter Three Witches, 1990) depicts the players behind a Shakespeare festival—eager neophytes, egotistical professional actors, feuding directors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 31, 2005

"Hollywood can't touch the ravishing horror portrayed here. (But should they decide to try, let's hope they consult Hunter first."
A brilliant retelling of this timeless classic about the insatiability of human desire. Read full book review >

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JASON AND MEDEIA by John Gardner
Released: June 1, 1973

"Perhaps, after all, encounters with antiquity are better left to Europeans."
John Gardner is a writer of great energy and intellectual inventiveness, saturated in an imagination addicted to myth, mostly the existential sort, man creating his own myths about the self, about order, about love, as the world surrounding him falls to pieces, becomes increasingly chaotic or mindless or threatening. Read full book review >

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JASON AND THE DRACONAUTS by Paul D Smith
Released: Oct. 30, 2013

"An unusual book for dragon lovers, with plenty of action and a good balance of humor and suspense."
Dragons compete with humans and try to integrate into 21st-century life in Smith's clever, witty YA debut. Read full book review >