Search Results: "Jedediah Berry"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MANUAL OF DETECTION by Jedediah Berry
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 23, 2009

"Though its nonsense logic eventually lags behind its breakneck pace, Berry's debut is a boldly inventive deconstruction of Cartesian metaphysics, the criminal-justice system and the well-oiled detective story."
An unlikely sleuth anchors an unlikely investigation in Berry's fantastical melding of Kafka, Hitchcock and The Man Who Was Thursday. Read full book review >

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JUNIPER BERRY by M.P.  Kozlowsky
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"Best left for only the most voracious chiller fans. (Horror. 9-12)"
Eleven-year-old Juniper Berry appears to have the perfect life. Read full book review >

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BIG BERRY by Dan Yaccarino
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"This playful little tale and its companions are spoiled by the imposition of moral lessons. (Board book. 1-3)"
The lesson of this and every other story in the Happyland board-book series is proclaimed right on the cover. Read full book review >

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BERRY MAGIC by Teri Sloat
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Despite obtrusively inserted pronunciations for Yu'pik words in the text, young readers will be captivated by the action, and by Anana's infectious delight. (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
Sloat collaborates with Huffman, a Yu'pik storyteller, to infuse a traditional "origins" tale with the joy of creating. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BERRY-PICKING MAN by Jane Buchanan
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2003

"Rich and true. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Old Sam, the berry-picking man, smells bad, has terrible manners, and talks to himself all the time. Read full book review >

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RED BERRY WOOL by Robyn Eversole
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Funny, touching, and evocative. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A simple, sweet story about care, friendship, and literal-mindedness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Jedediah Barstow is an unforgettable character in this fine story of bravery, grief, friendship, and community. (historical note) (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Jedediah Barstow has just been orphaned during a crossing of the Kaw River. Read full book review >

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THE BERRY BOOK by Gail Gibbons
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2002

"Hardly a definitive overview, but certainly a beginning. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-8)"
Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, elderberries, bunchberries, currants . . . yum. Read full book review >

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THE BLACKER THE BERRY by Joyce Carol Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2008

"What shade is human?" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"Where additional craft titles are wanted, this is an attractive supplemental purchase. (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
A dozen nature craft projects are displayed in vivid, color photographs, as the author/photographer of Hooray for Pre-K (2000) here explores finding and making colors from nature. Read full book review >