Search Results: "Jeffrey Kimball"


BOOK REVIEW

JEFFREY STRANGEWAYS by Jill Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1992

"Murphy's adept pen drawings add a lot to the fun. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The author of The Worst Witch (1974) tells a funny story about a medieval 11-year-old whose rescue of the local knight- errant is the result of slapstick-style good luck. Read full book review >

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NIXON'S VIETNAM WAR by Jeffrey Kimball
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 26, 1998

"Kimball puts Nixon's and Kissinger's Vietnam War maneuverings under a microscope and discovers a malignant cancer on the presidency. (History Book Club selection)"
A convincing, devastating deconstruction of Richard Nixon's and Henry Kissinger's Vietnam War policies that attempts to explode the "peace-with-honor" myth. Read full book review >

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A SONG FOR JEFFREY by Constance M. Foland
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"For sheer tear-jerking, this is not up to Lurlene McDaniel's formulaic novels, but it has rewarding moments. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In a loving, occasionally sentimental story, Dodie is having a hard year: her parents are separated, and heading for divorce; her older brother, once a comrade, now finds her useless; her hopes for the school talent show are squashed by a disastrous tryout; and there is no one her age in the neighborhood. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"The star here is Kimball, who upstages even Jefferson, emerging as a towering figure in American architecture and architectural scholarship."
Interwoven stories of America's earliest architects and prodigious scholar Dr. Fiske Kimball (1888-1955), who devoted his career to discovering, restoring and preserving their work. Read full book review >

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THE TWINS JEFFREY AND JEANNE by Jeanne Baier
Released: June 9, 2011

"An effective, if visually undistinguished, tale with a straightforward message of reassurance for children affected by divorce."
A picture book offering the point of view of twins offers affirmation and comfort to young children of separated parents. Read full book review >

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JEFFREY BEAR CLEANS UP HIS ACT by John Steptoe
Released: April 28, 1983

"The sanitation-man is a bore, the teacher is a horror—and if the lesson's supposed to be that kids can't do better, it's not much of one."
The idea behind that slangy title is pretty crude too—but in an almost prissy way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DIRTY LIFE by Kristin Kimball
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"A hearty, chromatic account of a meaningful accomplishment in farming, 'that dirty concupiscent art.'"
A freelance writer moves from Manhattan to create an organic farm in upstate New York. Read full book review >

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COREY TO THE RESCUE! by Meg Kimball
Released: Nov. 14, 2013

"Briskly paced, humorous and warm; an enjoyable but somewhat predictable read."
A seventh-grade girl writes an advice column for the school newspaper in this YA novel. Read full book review >

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THE WAY THE FAMILY GOT AWAY by Michael Kimball
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2000

"Long before the end, you appreciate why Faulkner surrounded his own child narrator with adults whose take on their journey, if no more perceptive, was inarticulate in refreshingly different ways."
As the family car inches toward far-off Michigan, two children labor to make sense of their infant brother's death back in Texas. Read full book review >

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UNDONE by Michael Kimball
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"The result is an edgy delight, with something for everyone but the luckless cross-plotters."
Supercharged fallout from a con man's ingenious plot to fake his own death and take off with the loot he's socked away—a stash that attracts other get-rich-quick types like sharks sniffing blood. Read full book review >