Search Results: "Jason Mulgrew"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"A young writer finds once more that it isn't too early to look back on his life and laugh out loud."
Mulgrew (Everything Is Wrong with Me, 2010) returns to his formative years at an exclusive prep school for bright boys and finds a ton of absurdist comedy gold to mine. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 2, 2010

"Fitfully funny, long on snark, short on substance."
Blogger and "Internet quasi-celebrity" Mulgrew delivers a bumptious memoir celebrating his wildly dysfunctional—but fun—childhood as a nerdy kid in a tough Philadelphia neighborhood. Read full book review >

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BORN WITH TEETH by Kate Mulgrew
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 14, 2015

"Compellingly introspective and revealing, despite the tendency toward overwriting."
Solidly literate but gushy memoir from the actress known for her roles on Star Trek: Voyager and Orange Is the New Black. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 9, 2002

"The kind of journey that makes the reader's armchair feel particularly warm and snug."
A fine, old-fashioned adventure yarn about a hellacious raft trip down the Amazon, told with wide-eyed brio. Read full book review >

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ISLAND by Jason Chin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Another superb contribution to scientific literature by Chin. (Informational picture book. 8-12)"
A beautifully made picture book presents the story of the Galápagos Islands for young readers. Read full book review >

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GRAND CANYON by Jason Chin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Beautiful but, sadly, not as immersive as Chin's fans may hope. (Informational picture book. 6-11)"
Starting from their campsite at the bottom of the 1,000-foot-deep Inner Gorge, an Asian-American child and her dad traverse three separate habitats until they arrive at the South Rim, 22 miles later. Read full book review >

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THE BOY IN THE BLACK SUIT by Jason Reynolds
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A vivid, satisfying and ultimately upbeat tale of grief, redemption and grace. (Fiction. 11-18)"
With his mother newly dead, a job in a funeral home somehow becomes the perfect way for Matthew to deal with his crushing grief. Read full book review >

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OUT OF SHADOWS by Jason Wallace
FICTION
Released: April 15, 2011

"In its portrayal of race relations in a wounded country as well as of the ugly power dynamics of a community of adolescent boys, this novel excels, bringing readers up to the grim, uncertain present with mastery. (Historical fiction. 14 & up)"
A boarding-school story set in the aftermath of the Rhodesian Civil War examines evil from all sides and provides no easy answers. Read full book review >

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COUNTERCLOCKWISE by Jason Cockcroft
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

"Sadly, many Briticisms have been Americanized for publication on these shores. (Fantasy. 9-13)"
Nathan's life changes when his mother is hit by a bus and dies. Read full book review >

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THE SAINT OF DRAGONS by Jason Hightman
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"If they can stop to catch a breath, they'll probably just wait for the movie. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Hightman's dragons are refreshingly evil, directly responsible for all the world's ills: wars, pollution, disasters, crime, corruption, even chronic depression. Read full book review >