Search Results: "Jennifer Anne Moses"


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TALES FROM MY CLOSET by Jennifer Anne Moses
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"For junior Project Runway wannabes. (Fiction. 12-15)"
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2001) meets The Devil Wears Prada (2003) in this lighter-than-air chick lit about five young fashionistas in training. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1999

"Witty, moving stories from a Jewish mother of the '90s—plus, the recipes work (if you're not too picky about measurements)."
She may be the one—the new Erma Bombeck that publishers are searching for—with this book that is sometimes laugh-out- loud funny, ironic, frank, fearful, neurotic, warm, and engaging. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 10, 2008

"Unless one already believes that Gill is a prophet, this rambling text full of misinformation and scolding is unlikely to persuade."
In a rambling commentary fueled by imaginative correlations between the King James version of the Bible and current events, Gill prophesies the world's fate. Read full book review >

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THE OTHERWORLDLIES by Jennifer Anne Kogler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 17, 2008

"Despite plot threads that don't quite hang together and some awkward turns of phrase, Fern's story will readily please young vampire fans. (Fantasy. 10-11)"
Twelve-year-old Fern has always been unusual, but when she accidentally teleports out of an unpleasant classroom, she discovers she is an Unusual. Read full book review >

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RUBY TUESDAY by Jennifer Anne Kogler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 5, 2005

"Her voice is only just wise enough, and her outlook is refreshingly childlike as she struggles to understand her parents and, therefore, herself. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Thirteen-year-old Ruby Tuesday has been fascinated by the mysterious world of her parents from an early age. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH CATCHERS by Jennifer Anne Kogler
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Readers looking for rebooted mythology should stick with Rick Riordan. (Paranormal adventure. 10 & up)"
Faced with the essential paradox of prophecy—if you see the future, can you change it?—14-year-old Lizzy Mortimer races to save the people whose deaths she foresees and prevent Doomsday in this uneven modern-day Arthurian tale. Read full book review >

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THE SIREN'S CRY by Jennifer Anne Kogler
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 28, 2011

"Volume one was far more coherent than this sequel—too bad. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Twelve-year-old Fern is an Otherworldly, a vampire—though why a non-blood-drinking, non-immortal, naturally born, teleporting telekinetic is called a "vampire" is left as an exercise to the reader. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Appropriate for both children and adults, but probably most compelling for children just learning how to play with language. (Informational picture book. 4 & up)"
"Operating on a shoestring," opening up "a can of worms" and having a "wolf at the door" are just some of the sticky situations defined and illustrated in this entertaining and informative collection of idioms. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 8, 2011

"Not just an illustrated version of the rhyme, this is a fleshed-out account of a lamb's tail/tale that all children and adults should know. (Picture book. 5-9)"
The "real" story of Mary and her lamb, as the subtitle states, as told and illustrated in Moses' familiar folk-art style. Read full book review >

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FAIRY TALES FOR LITTLE FOLKS by Will Moses
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A folksy visual treatment of tales for little folks. (Picture book/fairy tales. 5-8)"
Moses' signature folk-art style is ideally suited to his retellings of five well-known fairy tales. Read full book review >

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JOHNNY APPLESEED by Will Moses
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"Make room on the shelf for this slim volume, too. (Biography. 9-11)"
Many are the available picture-book tales of half-legendary wanderer John Chapman, but this one (not really a picture book) merits consideration, both for its appealing folk-art-style illustrations (Moses is an artistic, as well as genetic, descendant of Grandma Moses), and for its thoughtful prose portrait of a man who, Moses suggests, "represents the best qualities of the American character." Read full book review >

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HANSEL AND GRETEL by Will Moses
adapted by Will Moses, illustrated by Will Moses
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"No source note. (Picture book/folktale. 9-11)"
Strong, atmospheric illustrations compensate, at least in part, for less than smooth writing in this version of the old domestic drama. Read full book review >