Search Results: "Jeffrey P. Moran"


BOOK REVIEW

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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P by Andrew Lewis Conn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"A writer to watch."
Patterned on Ulysses, crammed with an entire liberal arts education, this debut's vast ambition goes up against Conn's obvious and genuine talent: against all odds, talent wins. Read full book review >

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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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YELLOWSTONE MORAN by Lita Judge
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Inspiring. (Picture book. 7-9)"
This story of Thomas Moran's bold adventure as part of Dr. Ferdinand Hayden's 1871 exploratory expedition to Yellowstone chronicles his challenges in his first foray into the wilderness and briefly summarizes his resultant success as a painter. 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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HUNTER MORAN HANGS OUT by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2013

"For summer reading or dreaming of summer, this satisfying sequel can be a good starting point for middle-grade readers. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Rising sixth-graders Hunter and Zack make the most of the last four days of their summer vacation, attempting to stave off a kidnapping, performing rescues and welcoming yet another sibling. Read full book review >

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HUNTER MORAN DIGS DEEP by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2014

"The nonstop action and near-slapstick humor will surely please Hunter's middle-grade fans. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The Moran family follies continue as Hunter and Zack search low and high for town father and soup magnate Lester Tinwitty's storied buried treasure. Read full book review >

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PUBLIC GARDEN by James P. Moran
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 11, 1994

"Living proof that truth is stranger than fiction."
On her way home from an abortion she never wanted, a young lawyer pauses in the middle of the Boston Common to shoot her lover, another associate at her firm, wounding him slightly and setting in motion the most anemic courtroom drama in years. Read full book review >

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WHO P-P-P-PLUGGED ROGER RABBIT? by Gary K. Wolf
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 1991

"The perfect bookstore browse, though most readers will have had their fill before reaching the register."
Wolf's sequel to Who Censured Roger Rabbit?, the basis for the wildly successful film, presents private eye Eddie Valiant with some conflicting jobs: Roger Rabbit wants him to find out whether Clark Gable's beaten him out for the lead in Gone With the Wind—as well as out of wife Jessica's affections; David Selznick wants him to investigate the theft of a mysterious box from his office (the suspects are the three actors auditioning for Rhett Butler: Gable, Baby Herman, and Roger); Gable wants Eddie to find out who's been planting tabloid stories that say he's gay; and the murder of shadowy toon Kirk Enigman with Eddie's own gun sparks a search for the secret formula for Toon Tonic, which turns people into animated Toons (and vice versa). Read full book review >

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J. P. by John Mooers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2013

"A history buff's guilty pleasure, offering a behind-the-scenes peek into the world of a man whose impact on society lasts to this day."
A historical novel that paints an intimate portrait of J.P. Morgan, U.S. banker, financier and philanthropist. Read full book review >

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HUNTER MORAN SAVES THE UNIVERSE by Patricia Reilly Giff
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"The boys' exaggerated escapades make for an appealing read-aloud as well as a successful summer read. (Fiction. 9-12)"
On the first day of vacation, when rising sixth-grader Hunter Moran intercepts a phone call he interprets as a bomb plot, he sets out with his twin brother, Zack, to save the town of Newfield. Read full book review >