Search Results: "Jeff Szuc"


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HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A DUCK IN A RAINCOAT?  by Etta Kaner
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"A great addition to storytime line-ups (for small groups—it's relatively wee) and nonfiction shelves. (Informational picture book. 4-7)"
What child won't find it hysterical to imagine a jackrabbit wearing shorts, a cheetah in cleats or a lobster with a helmet? Read full book review >

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ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"A personal, heart-rending story of struggle and anguish in the face of unconditional love."
Following the untimely death of his adopted African-American son, a father seeks posthumous reconciliation in this affecting collection of personal letters by Gough. Read full book review >

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WHEN JEFF COMES HOME by Catherine Atkins
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Readers will not be able to view incidents of kidnapping and sexual abuse in the same way again. (Fiction. 13+)"
An accomplished, intense, and powerful first novel about what happens when a kidnapped boy is returned to his family. Read full book review >

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TOO SOON FOR JEFF by Marilyn Reynolds
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Another candidate for next year's BBYA list. (Fiction. 12+)"
Jeff, almost 18, and Christy, two years younger, have been going together for months. Read full book review >

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FAT BALD JEFF by Leslie Stella
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"More convincing as a stand-up comedy routine than a novel, but nonetheless a hilarious send-up of hippies and hipsters."
Newcomer Stella, founder of the Chicago 'zine Lumpen, creates a slacker hell and a disgruntled, wisecracking protagonist who rages successfully against the machine. Read full book review >

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JEFF IN VENICE, DEATH IN VARANASI by Geoff Dyer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2009

"Unsatisfying as a novel, but the observations are piquant enough to make for an enjoyable read."
Part novel, part cultural travelogue, this latest from the British critic and novelist (The Ongoing Moment, 2005, etc.) consists of two sections, linked by the narrator's sensibility. Read full book review >

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THE MANHATTAN HUNT CLUB by John Saul
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Readers unfamiliar with earlier versions may well be carried away, mainly by the immense research Saul has put into his tunnels and underground societies, less so by the strained melodrama."
Saul's new suspense brainchild rips off Richard Connell's much admired 1924 short story, "The Most Dangerous Game," a work so boredom-proof that this takeoff is no dangerous gambit. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 22, 1998

"An informative and moving, albeit discomforting, read."
``My son has been ill for so long that he has . . . been touched by just about every fashion in contemporary mental treatments,'' says this informed, assertive father, who describes many of them in a personal chronicle of his psychotic son's painful life. Read full book review >

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MINE! by Jeff Mack
Kirkus Star
by Jeff Mack, illustrated by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"A behavioral window for some, a mirror for many, and a delightful book for all. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mine! Or is it? Read full book review >

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WHO NEEDS A BATH? by Jeff Mack
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"All (except Skunk) will easily see how much fun a bath can be. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Skunk may have gotten a hug…but he's still a stinker. Read full book review >

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THE ROCKABILLY GOATS GRUFF by Jeff Crosby
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2014

"A snazzy, music-themed twist on a classic story that both children and adults will enjoy. (Picture book. 3-6)"
From the first glimpse of the slicked-up pompadours and hot rods of the Rockabilly Goats, readers will know that they are in for a good time with this rock-'n'-roll interpretation of a classic tale. Read full book review >

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CABIN FEVER by Jeff Kinney
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"Kinney has built a world that has potential for truly subversive humor and has a fan base willing to go wherever he takes it, but by choosing to play it safe here, he sells both short. (Graphic fiction. 8-12)"
In a world where "Wimpy Kid-like" has become a shorthand to describe a certain type of book, what is there to say about the sixth volume in the groundbreaking series? Read full book review >