Search Results: "Jed Perl"


BOOK REVIEW

NEW ART CITY by Jed Perl
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 3, 2005

"Art history as it should be: neither star-struck nor pretentious, and full of heart."
A comprehensive account of the New York art scene in the 1950s and '60s. Read full book review >

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A BIG BED FOR JED by Laurie Friedman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"A funny look at a common parenting hurdle. (Picture book. 2-5)"
The transition from his crib to a big-boy bed may prove to be too much for Jed and his exasperated family. Read full book review >

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JED AND THE JUNKYARD WAR by Steven Bohls
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A well-wrought debut with enough of a start on both the plot and worldbuilding to leave readers impatient for the follow-up. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Searching for his missing parents, a lad finds himself in a world where sky ships sail over oceans not of water, but of heaped-up appliances and other junk. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Frequently profane, steeped in violent imagery, and sometimes unduly speculative, but Horne tells the whole story."
The city editor of the New Orleans Times-Picayune analyzes an extraordinary sequence of events that turned a cut-and-dried murder case into a protracted, racially tinged mangling of due process. Read full book review >

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CHEER UP, MOUSE! by Jed Henry
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Simple and satisfying. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Who doesn't love a parade? Read full book review >

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I SPEAK DINOSAUR by Jed Henry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2012

"Straight didacticism, uninspired by its obvious influences and too thin to provide more than a pretense of concealment for its agenda. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Will loud roars, acting out and snatching toys away from younger sibs lead to friendly playtimes and happy parents, or being ejected from the house and shunned by the neighborhood? Take a wild guess. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 11, 2006

"A heart-wrenching chronicle of nature's wrath and the human condition."
Agonizing, in-the-trenches retelling of Hurricane Katrina and her catastrophic consequences. Read full book review >

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ISABEL'S WAR by Lila Perl
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2014

"Published posthumously, an effective exploration of both character and times. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
A young woman comes of age with World War II looming in the background. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 22, 1990

An engaging, readable history of clothing. Read full book review >

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LILLI'S QUEST by Lila Perl
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A not-particularly-dynamic addition to the Holocaust shelves. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
A companion to Isabel's War (2014) fills in and expands the story of the girl known as Helga, explaining why Lilli, and not her younger sister, the real Helga, was on the Kindertransport to England. Read full book review >

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FRIENDS OF A FEATHER by Lauren Myracle
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"Humor and humility mark Ty's arc in his third outing. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Now that his best friend, Joseph, is out of the hospital and returning to school, second-grader Ty hopes things will be just as they used to be, but he finds that change is a normal part of life. Read full book review >