Search Results: "Jason Ryan"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 20, 2011

"A well-told tale of true crime that provides a few good arguments for why it should not be a crime at all."
High times on the high seas: Investigative reporter Ryan recounts the glory days of dope smuggling and their terrible denouement. Read full book review >

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HELL-BENT by Jason Ryan
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Without well-known criminal names or impressive crimes to pull an audience in, this will likely appeal only to Mafia buffs."
Ryan (Jackpot: High Times, High Seas, and the Sting that Launched the War on Drugs, 2011) delivers his second true-crime tale, this time covering "Hawaii's underworld."Read full book review >

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BELLA UP, UP, AND AWAY by Ryan O'Rourke
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"A delightful nautical and aerial feline caper. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When her new pal accidentally drifts out to sea, a spunky cat attempts a daring rescue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

It's where on the sandlot you, as a kid, first essayed the national pastime that determines your lot in life, according to the comic proponents of the Ryan Theory of Adolescent Development in American Males. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"Blending elements of Harry Potter, Star Wars and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this exciting, well-paced adventure, the first in a series, is sure to be a hit. (Fiction. 7-10)"
When orphan Benjamin Bartholomew Piff makes a birthday wish for unlimited wishes, he follows the rules—eyes closed, he blows out all of the candles and doesn't reveal his wish—and suddenly, each wish he makes comes true. Read full book review >

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TED, BO AND DIZ by Jason Chapman
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"With plenty of action but no sense of real danger, this will be perfect for sharing with younger audiences. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A day at the beach proves surprisingly eventful for three friends in this deceptively low-key debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

REDWOODS by Jason Chin
by Jason Chin, illustrated by Jason Chin
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"An inventive, eye-opening adventure. (author's note) (Informational picture book. 6-8)"
Chin introduces the world of old-growth redwood forests to young readers in this effective mix of fiction and nonfiction. Read full book review >

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AMAZING ADVENTURES FROM ZOOM’S ACADEMY by Jason Lethcoe
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2005

"Not exactly groundbreaking, but above average as media tie-ins go. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A 13-year-old klutz earns entry to an airborne Academy for young superheroes, and proves her mettle when students and faculty from a rival institution attack the school for supervillains. Read full book review >