Search Results: "Jennifer Clement"


BOOK REVIEW

PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN by Jennifer Clement
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"A stark portrait of women abused or abandoned by every side in an awful conflict."
A young girl struggles to survive under the desolate but terrifying umbrella of the Mexican drug wars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WIDOW BASQUIAT by Jennifer Clement
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"A disturbing and poetic biography of a talented but massively flawed artist."
A provocative account of the passionate but stormy relationship between a Canadian runaway named Suzanne Mallouk and acclaimed New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988). Read full book review >

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A TRUE STORY BASED ON LIES by Jennifer Clement
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2002

"Severely overdone: A True Story . . . ends up seeming little different from cheap romance with a highfalutin' narration."
An overwrought and overwritten account of a doomed Mexican household, by poet, biographer, and novelist Clement (Widow Basquiat, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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FINDING BASQUIAT'S HUMANITY WITH JAVAKA STEPTOE
by Julie Danielson

The year 2016 has been a long and arduous one for many, so somehow it seems like an eternity ago to recall Spring, when I rounded up here at Kirkus some of Fall 2016’s best picture books, ones that I thought would make a splash when their time came. One of them was Radiant Child, Javaka Steptoe’s biography of the ...


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BOOK REVIEW

SWIMMING, SWIMMING by Gary Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Friendship and a pool: the perfect summer combination, here captured to a T. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A quartet of friends—three boys and one girl—revel in the watery joys afforded by the local public pool. Read full book review >

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WHEN HISTORY IS BURIED ALONGSIDE THE BODIES
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen
BFF Charm: Yay
Swoonworthy Scale: 1
Talky Talk: She Said, He Said
Bonus Factors: Awesome Grownups
Relationship Status: So This Is Love

Cover Story: Big Face Split Screen

As a rule, I generally don’t like Big Face covers, and as with all rules, there are exceptions ...


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BOOK REVIEW

DRIVE by Nathan Clement
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Indeed, in its strong, steady lines and depiction of a deeply pastoral Midwest, this offering could well be seen as the Great American Truck Book. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Striking graphics accompany a child's narration of a truck-driving dad's day at work, from his departure before dawn to his arrival home at the end of the day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWENTY QUESTIONS by Alison Clement
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 11, 2006

"Although Clement (Pretty Is as Pretty Does, 2001) can get preachy about the oppressed poor and the evils of war, she wrestles eloquently with some meaty issues: lies, responsibility, chance."
An Oregon woman's life unravels as she grapples with the possibility that another woman was murdered because she was not. Read full book review >

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CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT SITTER by Blaize Clement
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"An entertaining debut. Dixie is a complex, well-conceived character and the plot fast-moving and believable."
Sarasota, Fla., is a peaceful spot for a pet sitter until her job leads to murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JUST ANOTHER ORDINARY DAY by Rod Clement
ANIMALS
Released: May 11, 1997

"Inspired silliness. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Just Another Ordinary Day (32 pp.; $14.95; PLB $14.89; May 11, 1997; 0-06-027666-5; PLB 0-06-027667-3): Tongue so firmly in cheek that it may take a surgical procedure to get it out, an Australian cartoonist puts wild spins on the events of young Amanda's ``typical'' day, as she rises to her alarm (a shirtless genie whaling on a gong), catches a ride to school with an elderly (in fact, a dinosaur) neighbor, listens to the tentacled, three-eyed new girl tell stories of her home ``in a land far far away,'' and, later that evening, cuddles up with a book and her huge ``cat,'' a lion named Fluffy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEN OLD MEN AND A MOUSE by Cary Fagan
ANIMALS
Released: March 13, 2007

"So share it, already. (Picture book. 7-9)"
The discovery of a mouse in the synagogue signals a break from the routine for the ten old men who gather there every night. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS by XIMAD
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 8, 2011

"For nostalgic and literary purposes this app fits the bill, but beyond that there's nothing that warrants labeling it a 'must-read.' (iPad storybook app. 3-8)"
A handsomely illustrated, moderately interactive portrayal of the famous poem. Read full book review >