Search Results: "Jeffrey Stewart Timmins"


BOOK REVIEW

NO OTHER STORY by Cuthbert  Soup
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Happy and (more or less) logical resolution aside, thin Soup. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
A once-entertaining tale about a widowed inventor who goes on the lam with his three above-average children (until he can finish building a time machine to dispel an ancient family curse and prevent his wife's murder) drags its way to a conclusion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANOTHER WHOLE NOTHER STORY by Cuthbert  Soup
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"Fans of baroque misadventures, bumbling villains, heroic rescues, cliffhangers and especially sarcastic repartee—not to mention intrusive narrators—will be charmed anew. (Fantasy of the absurd. 11-13)"
Slipping Dave Barry-style ruminations between each chapter, the pseudonymous Dr. Soup, world-famous "Advisor to the Ill-Advised," strands the motley time-traveling cast assembled in A Whole Nother Story (2010)—including brilliant scientist Ethan Cheeseman, his three children (repeatedly described as "smart, polite, attractive, and relatively odor-free"), a psychic dog, a sock puppet and a crew of cursed but friendly pirates—in 1668 New England. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WHOLE NOTHER STORY by Cuthbert  Soup
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Great fun. (Fiction. 11-13)"
Three children and their inventor dad on the run from government agents, international superspies AND corporate baddies are finally forced to take a stand in this picaresque debut. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAST LAUGHS by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"The poetry and prose form more of an uneasy détente than an integrated whole, but the comical pictures and the wordplay in these dino demises provide sufficient lift. (Picture book/poetry. 7-10)"
"Trilobites the Dust," and so do the rest of a cast of extinct creatures in this sequel (prequel?) to Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs (2012). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAST LAUGHS by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Some spry and inspired grave humor here, but weighed equally with some unimaginative efforts. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Cracked epitaphs from Lewis and Yolen. Read full book review >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

JIMMY STEWART by Marc Eliot
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"Stout, readable story about how a nice guy got his acting chops and became one of Hollywood's greats."
An actor's life, presented admiringly—after all, the subject is a plain-spoken American beau ideal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"Not a wonderful account of a life. (50 b&w photos, not seen) (First printing of 50,000)"
Readers interested in finding out more about Stewart and his distinguished career, his signal roles in movies such as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Winchester '73, Harvey, and Vertigo, should steer far wide of this stunningly inept work. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JAMES STEWART by Donald Dewey
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"A model of how to do a serious but entertaining Hollywood biography; Dewey never loses sight of the work, which is what makes Stewart important in the first place. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Biographer and novelist Dewey (Marcello Mastroianni, 1993; Reasonable Doubts, 1991) offers a voluminous, highly intelligent look at one of the richest and most complex of Hollywood star personas, not incidentally, one of the industry's most beloved actors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIMMY STEWART by Roy Pickard
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 1993

"Slim pickings on a tasty bird. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Largely scissors-and-paste celebio of Stewart, spiced with two interviews that Pickard, a British film scholar, conducted with the actor over the years. Read full book review >