Search Results: "Jeffrey P. Matovic"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2013

"A graphic but inspiring depiction of the ravages of the disease, their bravery and the sustaining love of their families."
A moving but also hair-raising story of Tourette's syndrome and a risky surgical procedure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2012

"Important historical points that would glow brightly if illuminated by more narrative fire."
Moran (History/Univ. of Kansas; The Scopes Trial, 2002, etc.) provides a scholarly look at the antievolution "impulse," focusing on the interactions of the social forces that animated, propelled and changed it. Read full book review >

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THE HAIR SCARE by Jeffrey Fisher
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Ending in mid-thought with an ellipse, this is likely to engender little response in readers beyond wild gusts of indifference. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Setting a new standard for inane self-indulgence, this aimless, incomprehensible effort from a graphic designer pairs an opaque plot to postmodern illustrations constructed, seemingly, from feathers and finger-paints. Read full book review >

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THE STONE COLD AGE by Jeffrey Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Captivated kids will be happy to see that Book 3 is on its way. (Graphic historical fiction. 9-12)"
Neanderthal siblings return for a blustery infoventure in the Ice Age. Read full book review >

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RETURN OF THE PADAWAN! by Jeffrey Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 29, 2014

"Future installments—and further disasters—will be most welcome. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
The line between humor and heartbreak is very thin in this new Star Wars graphic novel. Read full book review >

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JEDI ACADEMY by Jeffrey Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Sacrilege of the most satisfying kind. (Graphic fantasy. 8-12)"
Even the most critical Star Wars fans will give Lucasfilm points for licensing this subversive graphic novel. Read full book review >

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THE DRAGON WHO WANTED TO FLY by Jeffrey Comanor
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 3, 1995

"Comanor synthesizes simple elements and likable characters into a whole that is much greater than the sum of its parts. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An innovative book—Comanor's first—with a little bit of everything: sympathetic characters, a happy ending, inventive pictures and design. Read full book review >

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LUCY & ANDY NEANDERTHAL by Jeffrey Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Read solely as fiction, this is an auspiciously clever and engaging series opener. (Graphic historical fiction. 7-12)"
Two Neanderthal preteens weave a tale of everyday life to which even modern kids can relate. Read full book review >

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CLICK! by Jeffrey Ebbeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2015

"An enjoyable bedtime story that demands to be heard. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An industrious lamp in the shape of a bird fixes all things that go bump in the night. Read full book review >

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DEADLY REUNION by Jeffrey Ashford
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1992

"There's a Highsmith quality to the suspense here, and a pleasure to be found in the pared-down prose."
Having recently lost his job, Gary Weston is vacationing alone on the Costa del Sol (his wife chose to stay home with her hypochondriacal mum) when an old school chum spots him, sets him up with a tootsie, then blackmails him into a clandestine sail (no running lights, etc.), during which they pick up three gun-toting Spaniards at a prearranged spot. Read full book review >