Search Results: "Jeffrey Small"


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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The Jericho Deception by Jeffrey Small
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 30, 2013

"A must-read for thriller fans, featuring well-defined characters and thought-provoking concepts."
Small's (The Breath of God, 2011, etc.) latest novel expertly blends cutting-edge neurology and religious identity in a kinetic, engrossing thriller. Read full book review >

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Released: March 1, 2011

"A fast-paced adventure with a deep backdrop of religious scholarship."
In Small's (God as the Ground of Being, 2009) theological thriller, an American grad student traveling through Bhutan uncovers a secret, ancient connection between the world's major religions. Read full book review >

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SMALL by Clara Vulliamy
ANIMALS
Released: March 18, 2002

"While not especially inspired, this is a warm tribute to the relationship of children with their toys. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A lot of things are needed for his first sleepover, and Tom packs and repacks his little suitcase trying to find room for it all; but has he forgotten an important item? 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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ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"Whether he'll get back home in time for tea is anybody's guess. (Fantasy. 8-10)"
On pages designed to look as if they come from a grubby notebook, an eight-year-old explorer records and illustrates fantastical adventures that start (and perhaps stay, to judge from internal hints) in his own backyard. 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 >

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SMALL BLESSINGS by Martha Woodroof
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"A pleasant read about ordinary people dealing with extraordinary circumstances and the optimism that guides them."
In this debut novel, the arrival of a spunky new manager at the local bookstore heralds a sea change in the college and community it serves. Read full book review >

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SMALL MEMORIES by José Saramago
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 11, 2011

"A nonfictional footnote to a brilliant career in fiction."
A slim, elliptical, often poetic memoir by the late Portuguese winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Read full book review >

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SMALL WARS by Sadie Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2010

"A darkly compelling account of honor and disillusionment with contemporary resonance, less wrenching than Jones's first novel but nevertheless a confirmation of her considerable talent."
Another intensely buttoned-up British scenario from Jones, who shows a marriage and a belief tested during the Cyprus Emergency. Read full book review >