Search Results: "Jeremy Holmes"


BOOK REVIEW

WHAT WE FOUND IN THE SOFA AND HOW IT SAVED THE WORLD by Henry Clark
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 2, 2013

"Puns and wordplay abound in this droll science-y/fantasy adventure that's sure to please...and is, one hopes, the first of many from Clark. (Humor. 9-14)"
Can a crayon save the world? Maybe with the help of a domino and a sofa…. Read full book review >

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THE TEMPLETON TWINS HAVE AN IDEA by Ellis Weiner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Templeton Twins hidden in integrandfunction (5, 3). Read it to solve it! (Fiction. 9-13)"
The scene-hogging narrator steals the show in this clever series opener. Read full book review >

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GREAT BALL OF LIGHT by Evan Kuhlman
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 10, 2015

"Eerie and hopeful: family tragedy and reconciliation wrapped in a zombie encounter. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
When a lightning strike near the dead maple tree seems to produce a ball of lightning, Fiona and her twin are certain something extraordinary is at hand. Read full book review >

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POEM-MOBILES by J. Patrick Lewis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Young readers will almost certainly be inspired to create their own wacky cars. (Picture book/poetry. 6-9)"
Limitless possibilities for future car designs are imagined in a collection of free-wheeling verses. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF THE DRAGON TOMB by Patrick Samphire
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"A bit Tom Swift-meets-early Heinlein (though without most of the -isms of those dated classics), joyfully modernizing space pulp for a new audience. (Science fiction/steampunk. 10-12)"
What, ho! This classic boys' adventure on Mars has dastardly villains, dizzying feats of derring-do, and dragons. Read full book review >

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THE DISTANCE BETWEEN LOST AND FOUND by Kathryn Holmes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"Vivid, gripping and believable from beginning to end—a strong debut. (Fiction. 13-16)"
Hallelujah thought that if she kept her head down, pastor's son Luke, the popular boy she once crushed on, would stop bullying her and spreading humiliating lies about what happened between them. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Throw in some smugglers, a few villagers, and a trusty stable lad, and you've got yourself a tale that quite a few readers will like, but shouldn't. (Fiction. 10-15)"
An archetype of children's horse literature is the child (abused/ignored/misunderstood, preferably also an orphan) who rescues and tames the untamable horse (abused/misunderstood/ignored) and by doing so achieves glory. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"Almost by itself, this thin historical record makes the case for Baartman's wholesale exploitation, and Holmes would have done better to let that silence speak rather than freight the final chapters with a hopelessly muddled 'significance' the story will not bear out."
The story of Saartjie Baartman, a kidnapped South African who briefly created a sensation in Europe. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Meticulous history illuminated and animated by personal passion, carried aloft by volant prose."
The biographer of two great Romantics (Shelley and Coleridge) relates yet another romantic tale—the story of the human passion to fly up, up and away in a beautiful balloon. Read full book review >

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ANGEL FALLS by W.A. Holmes
Released: March 27, 2012

"A techno/supernatural mystery that doesn't demand too much of the reader."
A teenage boy must decipher his mysterious past as he battles a supernatural evil that threatens not just his town, but possibly the world, in Holmes' debut novel. Read full book review >

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NONSENSE by Jamie Holmes
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"The author's bright anecdotes and wide-ranging research stories are certain to please many readers."
New America Foundation Future Tense fellow Holmes, a former research coordinator in the department of economics at Harvard, debuts with a provocative analysis of the roots of uncertainty. Read full book review >

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Daddy Will Fix It by Arlie Holmes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2015

"A bleak book with a sympathetic protagonist."
A debut novel about the trials and tribulations of a gifted, sensitive boy growing up in the bleak, unforgiving environment of the Virginia Mountains. Read full book review >