Search Results: "Jason Carter Eaton"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FACTTRACKER by Jason Carter Eaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Recommended for any and all. (Fiction. 8-12)"
"The true test of any society isn't how many lies it has; it's how many lies it believes." Read full book review >

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GREAT, NOW WE'VE GOT BARBARIANS! by Jason Carter Eaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"Break out the mead and pop a horned helmet on your head for the funniest pest invasion this side of Tromsø. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A typical case of untidiness is taken to a magnificent extreme. Read full book review >

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HOW TO TRACK A TRUCK by Jason Carter Eaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"These trucks are stuck in a concept that isn't up to speed, with a plot that ultimately sputters and runs out of gas. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An Asian boy named Mike narrates a guide to finding and taming a truck as an unusual type of pet. Read full book review >

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HOW TO TRAIN A TRAIN by Jason Carter Eaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"With believable expressiveness in the characterizations of the trains and a scale perfect for groups, this affectionate sendup communicates all the exasperation, responsibility and rewards of having a pet. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Train and pet enthusiasts alike will delight in this rollicking story about selecting, naming, soothing and caring for a full-sized locomotive. Read full book review >

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THE CATAWAMPUS CAT by Jason Carter Eaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2017

"A pleasing reminder that finding a new point of view can create positive change. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A sideways-leaning cat strolls into town and sparks a revolution in perspective. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CARTER CLAY by Elizabeth Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1999

"A masterful story of simple people trying to understand God's inhumanity to man."
Agonizing, uncompromising southern gothic that glares unflinchingly at the cultural motifs of sin and salvation as they reassemble the shattered life of a burned-out Vietnam vet. Read full book review >

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HODDING CARTER by Ann Waldron
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 1993

"Waldron eschews both hero-making and debunking: readable if surfacey."
Workmanlike biography of the combative (but socially adept) editor/publisher of Mississippi's Greenville Delta Democrat-Times. Read full book review >

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JIMMY CARTER by Tim O’Shei
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2002

"This series and the accompanying easy-to-navigate Web site will make this predictable assignment less daunting and a little more interesting for the writer. (index, chapter notes, annotated Web addresses, bibliography.) (Nonfiction. 7-12)"
Jimmy Carter's life story presented specifically for the reader who has a report to write for school. Read full book review >

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JIMMY CARTER by Anne Schraff
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"A readable, if utilitarian, update for Ed Slavin's Jimmy Carter (1989) and the other series biographies. (b&w photos, index, not seen) (Biography. 10-13)"
In Schraff's view, although Carter's presidential record is decidedly mixed, in the days since he sacrificed his political career to save the lives of the Iran hostages, he has become our ``best example of a retired former president.'' In clear, concise prose, this entry in the United States Presidents series traces Carter's career from five-year-old peanut vendor to venerable peacemaker, showing how he overcame the obstacles of a rustic background and substandard education to excel in the navy, in business, and in politics, closing with a summary account of his post-presidential achievements up to his 1996 visit to Tunisia to mediate the Rwanda-Burundi conflict. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DAY MY RUNNY NOSE RAN AWAY by Jason Eaton
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Unfortunately, while the idea is funny, the ending takes a nosedive, abruptly falling flat on its face. (Picture book. 5-8)"
One day a most peculiar thing happened to Jason: Montague, his nose, left him a note on his pillow informing him that the mistreatment had to stop (blowing on scratchy paper towels, squishing against windows) and he took off. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A FORTUNE IN LIES by Jason Carter
Released: April 30, 2012

"Slow to start, but the hooks set in with ample suspense and surprise."
After his wife is kidnapped, a bank manager endures the torturous twists of love and greed in this cluttered but suspenseful thriller. Read full book review >