Search Results: "Jeff Weigel"


BOOK REVIEW

DRAGON GIRL by Jeff Weigel
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 3, 2014

"Get this charmer into the hands of fans of Jeff Smith's Bone series and its spinoffs. (Graphic fantasy. 7-11)"
In a fantasy land where dragons are hunted and prized as prey, Alanna, a strong and kind young girl, finds and vows to protect a dragon nest at the expense of all else. Read full book review >

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STOP MATH by Jeff Weigel
by Jeff Weigel, illustrated by Jeff Weigel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2012

"Math taken to its fundamentals in a fun, well-paced story and with enough of a challenge to maintain steady interest. (iPad storybook app. 7-12)"
A simple app with historical leanings that should keep mathematics from becoming a kid's personal Gitmo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ATOMIC ACE AND THE ROBOT RAMPAGE by Jeff Weigel
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Shelve it next to Bob McLeod's Superhero ABC (January 2006) and Ross MacDonald's Another Perfect Day (2002). (Picture book. 6-8)"
Having extolled the merits of his superhero father in Atomic Ace (He's Just My Dad) (2004), a lad discovers that his mom has hidden talents too in this engaging follow-up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Though it may be a stretch for the episode's likely audience to move on, as the author recommends at the end, to C.S. Forester and Patrick O'Brian, Jack's adventures will leave readers in the proper tar-and-gunpowder frame of mind. (resource list) (Graphic fiction. 9-11)"
A fast-paced and fact-laced tale framed in graphic panels puts a young orphan aboard a British frigate for a spot of blockade duty—climaxed by a brisk exchange with a French three-decker and the fiery destruction of an enemy shipyard. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SMASH! by Sara Latta
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Big tech at its biggest; weird science at its weirdest: readers will echo Sophie's 'It's amazeballs!' (glossary, resource lists) (Graphic fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 10-14)"
Two young visitors take simultaneous tours of the world of subatomic particles and of the largest scientific instrument ever built. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 30, 2005

"Sure to be much discussed—and possibly to be remarkably influential."
Can the EU make the world safe for democracy? Not if it continues to deny its Christian roots, says Weigel (The Truth of Catholicism, 2001, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LESSONS IN HOPE by George Weigel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"A page-turner for fans of John Paul II, devotees of papal history, or those who simply enjoy a good and literate personal story."
The story behind the defining biography of John Paul II (1920-2005). Read full book review >

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DON'T LOOK DOWN
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Edge of Everything (Untitled #1) by Jeff Giles

Cover Story: Bring an Extinguisher
BFF Charm: Meh
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Paranormal Boy Meets Girl
Bonus Factor: Bounty Hunter From Hell
Factor: Series Starter
Anti-Bonus Factor: Instalove
Relationship Status: I’ll Be Back


Cover Story: Bring an Extinguisher

Is that snow on fire? Something tells me this ...


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JEFF GUINN
by Gregory McNamee

“Don’t drink the Kool-Aid.” We hear the admonition all the time, are constantly treated to the spectacle of one political pundit—or would-be pundit, anyway—accusing another of downing the fruity beverage as shorthand for uncritically following some party line or another.

But where does the expression come from? Those who were around a little shy of 40 years ago should ...


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IT’S SO HARD TO SAY GOODBYE TO YESTERDAY
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Cover Story: After School Special
BFF Charm: Big Sister
Swoonworthy Scale: 5
Talky Talk: Heartbreak and Hope
Bonus Factors: Therapy, Kickass Gram, Diversity
Anti-Bonus Factors: Violent Death, Awful Parents
Relationship Status: Here For You

Cover Story: After School Special

This cover doesn’t give much away about the story within, but it certainly ...


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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Massive in scope and length, and written with the pope's cooperation, Weigel's biography is sure to be the definitive work on Pope John Paul II for years to come. (illustrations, not seen)"
A study that pays homage without degenerating into hagiography. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"Long on evangelism, short on reform."
A call for pride, sincerity and depth in Catholic life and community. Read full book review >