Search Results: "Jason Quinn"


BOOK REVIEW

GENESIS by Jason Quinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"Timeless tales retold with a touch less solemnity than usual. (Graphic religion. 10-13)"
A compressed version of the first nine chapters, in comics format with an occasional mighty KRAK-KOOM! to signal divine displeasure.Read full book review >

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STEVE JOBS by Jason Quinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Jobs was a difficult character, but it was his very restlessness, which Quinn plays like a fiddle, that helped change how we live in the world. (Graphic novel. 10 & up)"
An unsparing yet also very human graphic depiction of Steve Jobs' life. Read full book review >

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THE BEATLES by Jason Quinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A lively and informal look at the young Beatles. (Beatles facts) (Graphic biography. 10-14)"
This introduction to the Beatles during their formative years in the late 1950s and early '60s reveals their struggle to reach "the toppermost of the poppermost" of the rock-music world. Read full book review >

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GANDHI by Jason Quinn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 4, 2014

"Inspiring, of course…but also a well-told tale, rich alike in intimate moments and momentous historical events. (quotes, chronology, lists of books, films, websites) (Graphic novel. 11-15)"
A fictionalized graphic "memoir" conveys bright pictures of the Great Soul's character and achievements without falling into blind hero worship. Read full book review >

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THE BEAUTIFUL GAME by Jason Quinn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Do these loose ends portend a sequel? More troublemaking and bigotry? Perhaps Sandford will take up yoga. Now that might spark some inspired storytelling. (Graphic fiction. 10-16)"
Soccer (aka, to most of the world, football) at its apex is a beautiful game, but despite its title, in Quinn's story readers get a lot more dirty play, errant behavior, and hooliganism. Read full book review >

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HOT NEW RELEASES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

This week I’m wishing desperately to be at BEA, but since I can’t manage that, I’m immersing myself in some great reads. You too?

Over the past month, I was lucky enough to get my hands (and ears) on a few new releases from some favorite authors.

If you’ve had the chance to read any of these, I’d ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE COLORING BOOK by Colin Quinn
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 9, 2015

"Dark and gritty comedy served with just a little too much rancor. Quinn squanders a promising opportunity in a memoir that ping-pongs between bar-stool pontification and bad-boy confessional."
The comedian and former Saturday Night Live Weekend Update host tackles race and political correctness. Read full book review >

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THE DOG WHO KNEW TOO MUCH by Spencer Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"Human cunning and canine smarts triumph once again."
Backcountry hiking turns out to be no walk in the park for the indomitable Chet and his human partner Bernie. Read full book review >

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THE SUM OF ALL KISSES by Julia Quinn
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Charmingly romantic, with compelling edges of dark conflict and sexual tension."
Sarah Pleinsworth and Hugh Prentice have good reasons for disliking each other, so neither expects the attraction that springs up when they're forced to spend time together; however, there are a wealth of secrets and obstacles they must overcome to win happiness. Read full book review >

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MARIE CURIE by Susan Quinn
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"Quinn's study makes it clear that Curie's twin passions—for life and for science—sustained her thorough formidable personal tragedies and public catastrophes. (Book-of-the-Month Club/History Book Club/Quality Paperback Book Club alternate selections)"
A touching, three-dimensional portrait of the Polish-born scientist and two-time Nobel Prize winner. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A relentlessly captivating study of two remarkable individuals who helped extend the roles of American women in the public policy realm."
A dual biography of the 30-year relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) and Lorena Hickok (1893-1968). Read full book review >